VH-FKE. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11358.
Was also registered as: N889US; P2-ANA.
This aircraft was ordered new by US Air - ?
The temporary export registration 'E-1146 / PH-EZM' was applied to the aircraft - July 10, 1991
First flown as 'PH-EZM' in the US Air livery - September 23, 1991
Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines
Sold to Fokker Aircraft USA Inc - October 10, 1991
The temporary export registration 'E-1146 / PH-EZM' was removed from the aircraft - October 14, 1991
The aircraft was cleared for export to the United States - October 14, 1991
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N889US - October 14, 1991
Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to the United States via Keflavik - October 14, 1991
Sold and registered to US Air Inc - October 15, 1991
Registered to US Airways when US Air changed its name - February 27, 1997
Withdrawn from service and stored at Mojave - 2001
Sold to Alliance Airlines - 2004
It arrived at Brisbane on completion of its delivery flight in the Alliance livery - July 13, 2004
The delivery flight was carried out by Southern Cross Aviation as SXA125
Delivery route: Mojave - Camarillo - Everett - Anchorage - Adak - Midway - Majuro - Honiara - Brisbane
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FKE - July 23, 2004
Registered to Alliance Airlines, Brisbane
It was configured with 8 business and 92 economy class seats
Operated its first revenue service with Alliance on a charter flight for the Commonwealth Government - July 31, 2004
Leased to Air Niugini for three years
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 23, 2004
Entered onto Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-ANA - September 23, 2004
Registered to Air Niugini
Ferried Brisbane - Cairns on delivery to Air Niugini as QQ555 - September 26, 2004
Operated it first Air Niugini service Cairns - Port Moresby as PX091 - September 27, 2004
Ferried Port Moresby - Brisbane and stored at the end of the lease - August 12, 2006
Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FKE - October 30, 2006
Registered to Aircraft Leasing No.1 Pty Ltd
Leased to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Whilst on lease to Air Niugini it sustained a mercury spill in the rear baggage hold during a flight to Mt Hagen
As it was deemed to be uneconomical to repair the aircraft did not return to service and was used as a source of spares
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 3, 2011
The fuselage was donated to Air Services Australia at Brisbane for use as a fire trainer
N889US. US Air - in the standard livery at Pittsburg Airport, February 1992.
(E. Greenman Copyright Image 1995-196.)
P2-ANA. Air Niugini - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2004.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-558.)
P2-ANA. Air Niugini - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 31, 2005.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-179.)
P2-ANA. Air Niugini - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 08, 2006.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-147.)
VH-FKE. Alliance - in the basic 'Air Niugini' livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2007.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-181.)
VH-FKE. Alliance - in the basic 'Air Niugini' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2010.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-340.)