VH-FNH. Fokker F.27-050. c/n 20113.


 

Eighth of ten aircraft ordered new by Ansett

Temporary export registration E-928 / PH-EXY reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - January 20, 1988

First flown as PH-EXY - January 29, 1988

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNH - February 10, 1988

Registered to JL Leasing Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan

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

Aircraft cleared for export to Australia - February 10, 1988

Accepted by Ansett at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - February 11, 1988

Aircraft configured to seat 50 passengers

Departed Amsterdam on the delivery flight to Australia as AN50 - February 12, 1988

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - February 17, 1988

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

Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains K. Duncan, J. M. A. Lanning, G. Bysouth; LAMEs M. Newsome, M. Williams, J. Ng

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Devonport as AN885 - March 14, 1988

Operated final Ansett revenue service Launceston - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - April 06, 1991

Leased to Ansett Express - April 1991

Returned to Ansett and stored at Melbourne Airport - June 30, 1993

Aircraft had flown 3,754 hours with 4,146 cycles

Prepared for lease to Rajair, India

Rolled out in the standard Rajair livery at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - August 17, 1993

Registered to Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd - September 21, 1993

Allocated the Indian registration 'VT-RAC' but this was not taken up as lease did not eventuate

Returned to Ansett service in basic Rajair livery without titles - November 02, 1993

Acquired Ansett Express titles and was operated as such for at least one week

Transferred to Ansett Australia - June 1994

Operated last service Sydney - Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) - September 09, 1994

Leased to Skywest Airlines as the registered operator - October 05, 1994

Registered to Skywest Airlines Pty Ltd - February 17, 1995

Returned to Ansett Australia at Sydney on termination of the lease - January 28, 1996

Returned to service with Ansett Australia - January 31, 1996

Registered to Ansett Australia Ltd, Melbourne - January 31, 1996

Operated final Ansett revenue service Coffs Harbour - Sydney as AN541 (Captain P. Eccen) - April 01, 1996

Ferried Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage - April 02, 1996

Leased to Skywest Airlines - April 30, 1996

Registered to Skywest Airlines Pty Ltd - April 30, 1996

Operated last Ansett revenue service Leinster - Perth as AN6594 - September 13, 2001

Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Returned to service under administration Perth - Leonora as AN7695 - September 24, 2001

Skywest Airlines sold to Airline Investments Ltd - February 21, 2002

Aircraft named 'City of Carnarvon' - June 2005

Registered to Skywest Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd - March 14, 2006

Virgin Australia announces its intention to acquire Skywest Airlines - October 30, 2012

Virgin Australia finalised the acquisition of Skywest Airlines - April 11, 2013

Skywest Airlines was renamed Virgin Australia Regional Airlines - May 07, 2013

Operated final revenue service Esperance - Perth as VOZ2633 - February 27, 2016

Withdrawn from use and placed in temporary storage at Perth Airport

Ferried Perth (08:29 local) - Alice Springs for storage (flight time 4 hours 1 minute) for storage - April 17, 2016

 


 

VH-FNH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1988.

VH-FNH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1988.
VH-FNH. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1988.
VH-FNH. Ansett Express - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1991.
VH-FNH. Ansett Express - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1991.

VH-FNH. Rajair - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1993.

VH-FNH. Rajair - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1993.

VH-FNH. Ansett Express - in the Rajair livery at Canberra Airport, November 1993.

VH-FNH. Ansett Express - in the Rajair livery without titles at Canberra Airport, November 1993.

VH-FNH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1994.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1994.

VH-FNH. Skywest Airlines - in the 'Union Jack' livery at Perth Airport, May 1995.

VH-FNH. Skywest Airlines - in the 'Union Jack' livery at unknown airport, November 1995.
VH-FNH. Skywest Airlines - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1998.

VH-FNH. Skywest - in the basic Ansett 'Skymark' livery at Perth Airport, June 2003.

VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, May 2005.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 2008.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 2009.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, May 2009.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 2010.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2010.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2010.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2010.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, June 2010.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, September 2010.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, November 2010.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, May 2011.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, May 2011.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 2011.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, July 2011.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, July 2011.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, July 2011.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, July 2011.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, July 2011.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 2012.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, November 2012.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, February 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, February 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard ivery at Geraldton Airport, March 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, May 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, May 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, June 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, June 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, June 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, June 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, June 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, June 2013.
VH-FNH. Skywest - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 2013.