VH-XWS. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11314.

Was also registered as: N869US; PH-CXL; D-AGPL.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by US Airways - ?

The temporary registration 'E-1038/PH-EZH' was applied to the aircraft - March 05, 1990

The temporary export registration 'E-1038 / PH-EZH' was reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - March 13, 1990

First flown as 'PH-EZH' in the 'US Air' livery - October 23, 1990

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Sold to Fokker Aircraft USA, Inc - November 01, 1990

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N869US - November 02, 1990

Registered to Fokker Aircraft USA, Inc

The aircraft was cleared for export to the United States - November 07, 1990

The temporary registration 'E-1038/PH-EZH' was removed from the aircraft - November 07, 1990

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to the United States via Keflavik - November 07, 1990

Sold to US Air, Inc - November 08, 1990

Registered to US Air, Inc - November 08, 1990

It had flown 6,329 hours with 5,780 cycles - June 30, 1993

Registered to US Airways when US Air changed its name - February 27, 1997

Operated its final US Airways revenue service Raleigh - Durham - Pittsburg - December 01, 2001

Ferried Pittsburg - Mojave for storage - December 03, 2001

Sold to Pembroke Capital Aircraft - April 30, 2003

Sold to Wilmington Trust Company - April 30, 2003

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Inc - May 07, 2003

It arrived at Woensdrecht on the completion of the ferry flight from Mojave in the US Airways livery - May 26, 2003

The Dutch registration 'PH-CXL' was reserved by Aircraft Financing and Trading

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 09, 2003

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-CXL - July 21, 2003

Registered to Aircraft Finance and Trading

Test flown at Woensdrecht - July 29, 2003

Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA 6425) issued - July 29, 2003

Ferried Woensdrecht - Basel for repainting into the 'Germania' livery - August 01, 2003

Ferried Basel - Woensdrecht after repainting - August 16, 2003

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - August 19, 2003

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-AGPL - August 19, 2003

Registered to Pembroke Capital Aircraft Shannon Ltd

Leased to Germania Fluggellschaft, GmbH as the registered operator

Departed Woensdrecht on delivery to Germania - August 19, 2003

Leased to DBA - January 01, 2006

It was observed at Munich with 'Willkommen Zum Fussball' and Puma logo - ?

DBA merged to form Air Berlin - August 17, 2006

It arrived at Woensdrecht for repainting into the 'Air Berlin' livery - ?

It was observed at Stuttgart in the 'Air Berlin' livery - December 28, 2006

Returned to Germania at the end of the lease to Air Berlin - ?

Ferried Eindhoven - Berlin (Schonefeld) for storage - August 20, 2008

It was observed at Berlin (Schonefeld) with 'Germania Aero' titles on the engine nacelles - August 27, 2008

Ferried Berlin (Schonefeld) - Woensdrecht for storage in the 'Germania' livery - April 14, 2009

It was observed stored at Woensdrecht in an 'all-white' livery - February 25, 2010

Registered to Aircraft Financing & Trading - ?

Test flown at Woensdrecht in preparation for its sale to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd - July 06, 2010

Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - September 08, 2010

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XWS - September 14, 2010

Registered to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd, Brisbane

Accepted by Alliance Airlines at Woensdrecht - October 01, 2010

Departed Woensdrecht on the delivery flight to Australia as SXI1029 - October 01, 2010

It arrived at Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - October 04, 2010

Delivery flight was conducted by Southern Cross Aviation

Delivery route: Woensdrecht - Trabazon - Al Ain - Nagpur - Penang - Koepang - Brisbane

Repainted in Brisbane into the Alliance livery during pre-service maintenance

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Cloncurry as QQ712 - October 12, 2012

Current with Alliance Airlines

 

 

D-AGPL. DBA - in the standard livery with additional 'Welcome To Football' titles at an unknown airport, May 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-542.)

D-AGPL. Air Berlin - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, March 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-650.)

VH-XWS. Germania - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-341.)

VH-XWS. Germania - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-342.)

VH-XWS. Alliance - in the 'all-white' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 16, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1996-071.)

VH-XWS. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 03, 2019.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1996-322.)

VH-XWS. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 23, 2020.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1996-069.)

VH-XWS. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 23, 2020.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1996-070.)