VH-FWH. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11316.

Was also registered as: G-FIDO; PH-RRG; TU-TIV; G-BXNF.

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This aircraft was ordered by Wardair, Canada but the order was later cancelled

Temporary export registration 'E-1039 / PH-EZW' was applied for by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - March 13, 1990

First flown as 'PH-EZW' in the Air Europe livery - November 24, 1990

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

The delivery to Air Europe was delayed and the aircraft stored at Amsterdam (Schiphol)

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-FIDO - February 15, 1991

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - London (Gatwick) on delivery to Air Europe as AOE001T - February 15, 1991

Operated its first revenue service Gatwick - Vienna - Gatwick as AOE660/661 - February 16, 1991

Operated its final Air Europe revenue service Copenhagen - London (Gatwick) as AOE063 - March 08, 1991

Air Europe ceased operations - March 08, 1991

Ferried London (Gatwick) - Woensdrecht for storage - March 22, 1991

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 10, 1991

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-RRG - July 24, 1991

Registered to Fokker Aircraft BV, Amsterdam

Test flown at Woensdrecht in an all-white livery - July 25, 1991

Ferried Woensdrecht - Basle for cabin installation for Air Ivoire - August 09, 1991

Ferried Basle - Woensdrecht on completion of the cabin fit-out - August 27, 1991

Entered onto the Ivory Coast Aircraft Register as TU-TIV - August 29, 1991

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - October 03, 1991

The export registration 'E-1117' was applied for and granted for export to the Ivory Coast

It was handed over to Air Ivoire at Woensdrecht - October 03, 1991

The aircraft was named 'Bandama'

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Marocco - October 04, 1991

Aircraft advertised for sale with 10,433 hours and 8,311 cycles - July 14, 1997

Withdrawn from use and stored at Norwich, England - August 25, 1997

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BXNF - October 15, 1997

Registered to Airlines Facilities Pty, Ltd - September 18, 1998

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - May 14, 1999

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FWH - May 27, 1999

Registered to Flight West Airlines Pty Ltd, Brisbane

It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight with Southern Cross Aviation - July 29, 1999

Flight West ceased operations - June 19, 2001

Sold to Queensland Airlines Holding Pty Ltd - April 05, 2002

Rolled out in the 'Alliance' livery at Brisbane - August 25, 2002

Operated the inaugural Alliance Brisbane - Rockhampton service - August 26, 2002

Operated the inaugural Alliance Brisbane - Norfolk Island service as QQ735 - September 07, 2002

The aircraft was named 'City of Townsville' at a ceremony at Townsville Airport - October 02, 2002

Leased to Air Niugini

Ferried Brisbane - Port Moresby as QQ555 - June 28, 2004

Operated its first Air Niugini revenue service Port Moresby - Cairns as PX090 - June 30, 2004

Operated its final Air Niugini revenue service Port Moresby - Cairns as PX098 - September 26, 2004

Ferried Cairns - Townsville as QQ999 - September 26, 2004

Returned to Alliance service Townsville - Phosphate Hill as QQ931 - September 27, 2004

Leased to Air Niugini and ferried Brisbane - Port Moresby as QQ555 - December 05, 2004

Operated its first Air Niugini revenue service Port Moresby - Cairns as PX090 - December 6, 2004

Lease to Air Niugini terminated - January 14, 2005

Leased to Air Niugini - January 23, 2005 to February 16, 2005

Ferried Brisbane - Sydney (Richmond) for repainting into the Alliance livery - March 09, 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Townsville as QQ999 - March 28, 2006

Entered service with Alliance Townsville - The Monument - Townsville as QQ831 / 832 - March 29, 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Adelaide - Perth as QQ992 - October 30, 2006

Utilised on BHP Billiton charter fly-in / fly-out contracts based in Perth

Commenced operations Perth - Mount Keith as QQ792 - November 01, 2006

Registered to Aircraft Leasing No 1 Pty Ltd - December 21, 2006

Leased to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

The aircraft was sold to Virgin Australia Regional Airlines - May 27, 2015

Registered to Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Pty Ltd - July 20, 2015

Operated its first Virgin Australia revenue service - ?

Current with Virgin Australia

 

 

VH-FWH. Flight West - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-322.)

VH-FWH. Flight West - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-169.)

VH-FWH. Flight West - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-324.)

VH-FWH. Alliance - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-325.)

VH-FWH. Alliance - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 17, 2004.

(G. Canciani Copyright Image 1995-519.)

VH-FWH. Air Niugini - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-371.)

VH-FWH. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, June 16, 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-409.)

VH-FWH. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, October 19, 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-410.)

VH-FWH. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 01, 2011.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1995-370.)

VH-FWH. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 04, 2012.

(G. Wood Copyright Image 1995-369.)

VH-FWH. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 22, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1996-104.)

VH-FWH. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 06, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1996-105.)

VH-FWH. Virgin Australia - in the 'all-white' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 06, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1996-106.)

VH-FWH. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 25, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1996-107.)

VH-FWH. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 25, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1996-108.)

VH-FWH. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 25, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1996-109.)