VH-FNJ. Fokker F.27-050. c/n 20115.


 

Last of ten aircraft ordered new by Ansett

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXD with export registration E-930 - January 20, 1988

Registered to Fokker Aircraft BV

First flown as PH-EXD - February 24, 1988

Used by Fokker BV for a demonstration flights to Olympic, Pakistan Internation and Vayudoot Airlines

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - March 15, 1988

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNJ - March 15, 1988

Registered to JL Leasing Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan

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

Accepted by Ansett at Schiphol - March 16, 1988

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia as AN50 - March 16, 1988

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - March 28, 1988

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

Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains K. Duncan, C. Oliver, R. C. Browne & G. Onderwater (Fokker);

LAMEs M. Woodley, B, Sullivan, B. McCarthy; Flight Attendant F. Koning

Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Canberra as AN1382 (Captain B. Donnelly) - June 6, 1988

Leased to Air N. S. W. - June 13, 1988

Air N. S. W. was renamed Ansett N. S .W. - March 1, 1990

Ansett N. S. W. was renamed Ansett Express - November 28, 1990

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne Airport - June 29, 1991

Aircraft had flown 4,766 hours with 5,474 cycles - March 3, 1993

Leased to Austrian Air Services - March 1993

Departed Melbourne on ferry flight to Austria as 'OE-LFW' - March 4, 1993

Arrived Vienna at conclusion of ferry flight - March 10, 1993

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

Karachi - Teheran - Istanbul - Vienna

Flight crew: Captain P. Beer & F/O W. Engwicht (Austrian Air); LAMEs P. Hennessey, G. Marchese

Entered onto the Austrian Aircraft Register as OE-LFW - March 10, 1993

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 11, 1993

Withdrawn from service at Vienna when Austrian merged with Tyrolean Airways - October 1994

Leased to Tyrolean Airways - November 1994

Returned to Ansett Australia in Brisbane at end of lease - June 12, 1995

Cancelled from the Austrian Aircraft Register - June 1995

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNJ - June 16, 1995

Registered to Ansett Australia Ltd

Wet-leased to Flight West Airlines - June 26 - 28, 1995

Wet-leased to Flight West Airlines - July 18 - 30, 1995

Wet-leased to Flight West Airlines - August 7, 1995

During lease to Flight West aircraft was based in Brisbane and operated their daily coastal services

Painted in basic Flight West livery and carried Flight West titles at times

Leased to Malaysian Airlines - September 30, 1995

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-MGZ - October 4, 1995

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 5, 1995

Returned to Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd at end of lease - September 14, 1997

Leased to Skyways AB, Linkoping, Sweden - October 6, 1997

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-LEU - October 24, 1997

Registered to Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd

Leased to Sykways AB as registered operator

Sold to AeroCentury Corp, Bulingame, CA - August 4, 1998

Lease to Skyways AB continued

Advertised for sale by Jetfleet Management - 2001

Offered for lease by AeroCentury with 26,456 hours and 33,651 cycles - January 16, 2007

Skyways AB filed for bankruptcy and ceased all operations - May 22, 2012

Ferried Karlstad - Jonkoping - June 13, 2012

Ferried Jonkoping - Maastricht as SKX9202 on return to lessor for storage - June 27, 2012

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - August 24, 2012

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EDJ (CofR 7974) - August 29, 2012

Registered to SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance BV

Observed stored at Maastricht in full Skyways livery - October 27, 2012

Engine runs carried out at Maastricht - February 19, 2013

Departed Maastricht on ferry flight to Peru - March 29, 2013

Ferry route: Maastricht - Wick - Keflavik - Narassarssuaq - Curacao - Lima

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - April 19, 2013

Entered onto the Perurian Aircraft Register as OB-2043P - April 2013

Registered to AeroCentury Corp

Leased to Aero Transporte S.A. (ASTA) as registered operator

Carrried out a test flight Lima - Pisco - Lima - July 17, 2013

Current with Aero Transporte S.A.

 


 

VH-FNJ. Ansett. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1988.

VH-FNJ. Air N.S.W. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1988.

VH-FNJ. Air N.S.W. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Canberra Airport, February 1990.

VH-FNJ. Air N.S.W. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Canberra Airport, February 1990.

VH-FNJ. Austrian - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1993.

VH-FNJ. Flight West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1995.

VH-FNJ. Flight West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1995.

VH-FNJ. Flight West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1995.
VH-FNJ. Flight West - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1995.5.

VH-FNJ. Flight West - in the basic livery without titles at Canberra Airport, August 1995.

VH-FNJ. Flight West - in the basic livery without titles at Canberra Airport, August 1995.
VH-FNI. Skywest Airlines - in the Ansett 'Starmark' livery at Perth Airport, March 2000.
 
SE-LEU. Skyways - in the full livery at Stockholm Airport, July 2000.