VH-FNG. Fokker F.27-050. c/n 20112.


 

Seventh of ten aircraft ordered new by Ansett

Originally allocated c/n 10702 but changed by Fokker when new c/n series introduced for F.27-050s

Temporary export registration E-910 / PH-EXW reserved by Fokker Aircraft BV - November 13, 1987

First flown as PH-EXW - January 11, 1988

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNG - January 20, 1988

Registered to JL Leasing Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan

Leased to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd as the registered operartor

Temporary registration PH-EXW removed from the aircraft - January 20, 1988

Aircraft cleared for export to Australia - January 20, 1988

Accepted by Ansett at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - January 21, 1988

Aircraft configured to seat 50 passengers

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia as AN50 - January 21, 1988

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - January 27, 1988

Delivery route: Amsterdam - Athens - Cairo - Bahrain - Karachi - Calcutta - Bangkok - Seletar - Denpasar -

Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains C. Harrold, C. Proussalis, J. Bleakley; LAMEs R. Horkings, E. Pickwell, C. Lawson

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Wynyard as AN885 (Captain I. Lanning) - February 29, 1988

Placed in open storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport during pilots' dispute - August 1989

After the pilots' dispute of 1989 / 1990 this aircraft was rarely used

Registered to Ansett Australia Ltd, Melbourne - October 04, 1990

Leased to Austrian Air Services, Austria - October 04, 1990

Aircraft was named 'Kranebitten'

Aircraft had flown 3,272 hours with 3,522 cycles

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Austria as 'Tyrolean 8900' - October 5, 1990

Arrived Vienna at the conclusion of the ferry flight - October 12, 1990

Delivery route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Darwin - Denpasar - Seletar - Bangkok - Calcutta -

Karachi - Teheran - Istanbul - Vienna

Flight crew: Captains B. Saunders (Ansett), P. Beer (Austrian); LAMEs R. Chapple, D. Mills

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 15, 1990

Entered onto the Austrian Aircraft Register as OE-LFX - October 15, 1990

Registered to Ansett Australia Ltd, Melbourne

Leased to Austrian Air Services as the registered operator

Aircraft had flown 8,882 hours with 10,163 cycles - June 30, 1993

Returned to lessor on termination of the lease

Departed Vienna on the ferry flight to Australia as 'Tyrolean 8901' - September 07, 1994

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at the conclusion of the ferry flight - September 13, 1994

Ferry route: Vienna - Athens - Cario - Bahrain - Karachi - New Delhi - Calcutta - Bangkok - Seletar - Denpasar -

Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains C. Montgomery, A. Brooks; LAMEs P. Hescht, L. Roisz (Austrian Air)

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNG - September 1994

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide - Kalgoorlie - Perth for lease to Skywest Airlines - January 26, 1995

Registered to Skywest Airlines Pty Ltd, Perth - February 17, 1995

Registered to Ansett Australia Ltd, Melbourne - December 8, 1995

Ferried Perth - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) at end of the Skywest lease - December 15, 1995

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Ballina - Sydney as WX534/535 - December 23, 1995

Prepared for lease to Skyways AB, Linkoping, Sweden

Departed Sydney on the ferry flight to Sweden as AN4294 (Captain G. Eastaway) - December 27, 1995

Arrived Linkoping at the conclusion of the ferry flight - January 03, 1996

Delivery route: Sydney - Alice Springs - Darwin - Denpasar - Seletar - Bangkok - Calcutta - New Delhi -

Karachi - Bahrain - Jeddah - Cairo - Athens - Munich - Linkoping

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 18, 1996

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-LEC - January 18, 1996

Registered to Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd

Leased to Skyways AB as the registered operator

Aircraft was named 'Vasterbotten'

Lease to Eastern Airways, UK - September 23, 2001

Returned to Skyways on termination of the lease - October 2001

Sold by Ansett Aviation to AeroCentury Corp (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) - April 07, 2004

Lease to Skyways AB continued

Offered for lease by AeroCentury Corp - 2007

Aircraft had flown 32,615 hours with 37,866 cycles - January 16, 2007

Repainted into low cost airline Gotlandsflyg's livery - 2007

Observed in service with Skyways in all-white livery with small titles at Stockholm - May 03, 2009

Arrived Schiphol for repainting - August 18, 2009

Rolled out in new livery - August 21, 2009

Express Sweden titles applied - December 01, 2009

Skyways AB filed for bankruptcy and ceased all operations - May 21, 2012

Ferried Halmstad - Angelholm as SKX9208 on return to lessor - June 12, 2012

Ferried Angelholm - Maastricht as SKX9210 - July 2, 2012

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - September 07, 2012

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-KPB - December 9, 2012

Registered to SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance BV

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-FNG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1988.
VH-FNG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1990.
VH-FNG. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1990.

VH-FNG. Ansett Austrian - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1990.

OE-LFX. Austrian - in the full livery at Geneva Airport, March 1991.

OE-LFX. Austrian - in the full livery at Geneva Airport, March 1991.
OE-LFX. Ansett - in the basic all-white livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1994.
OE-LFX. Ansett - in the basic all-white livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1994.
VH-FNG. Skywest Airlines - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1995.

VH-FNG. Skywest Airlines - in the 'Starmark' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1995.

VH-FNG. Skywest Airlines - in the 'Starmark' livery at Perth Airport, May 1995.

VH-FNG. Skywest Airlines - in the 'Starmark' livery at Perth Airport, June 1995.
 

 

VH-FNG. Ansett Australia - in the all-white livery at Canberra Airport, December 1995.