VH-FWI. Fokker F28-0100. c/n 11318.

 

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

Temporary export registration E-1043 / PH-EXB applied to the aircraft - March 27, 1990

Temporary export registration E-1043 / PH-EXB reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - March 1990

First flown as PH-EXB in Air Europe livery - November 30, 1990

Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 650-15 engines

Delivery to Air Europe was delayed and aircraft stored at Amsterdam (Schiphol)

Aircraft cleared for export to the United Kingdom - February 15, 1991

Temporary export registration E-1043 / PH-EXB removed from the aircraft - February 15, 1991

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

Leased to Air Europe - February 15, 1991

Ferried Amsterdam - London (Gatwick) as AOE0021 - February 15, 1991

Operated first revenue service London - Geneve - Cointrin - London as AOE700 / 701 - February 16, 1991

Operated final Air Europe revenue service London - Munich - London as AOE718 / 719 - March 07, 1991

Air Europe suspended all operations - March 08, 1991

Ferried London - Woensdrecht for storage - March 25, 1991

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 10, 1991

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-RRH - September 02, 1991

Registered to Fokker Aircraft BV

Temporary registration marks 'PH-RRH' applied to the aircraft - September 02, 1991

Certificate of Export (CofE E-1170) applied for - September 02, 1991

Ferried Woensdrecht - Basle for intallation of cabin interior for Air Ivoire - September 05, 1991

Ferried Basle - Woensdrecht - October 31, 1991

Test flown at Woensdrecht in the Air Ivoire livery - November 20, 1991

Entered onto Ivory Coast Aircraft Register as TU-TIS - March 1992

Registered to Air Ivoire

Temporary registration marks 'PH-RRH' removed from the aircraft - April 24, 1992

Certificate of Export (CofE E-1170) supplied for the export of the aircraft to the Ivory Coast - April 24, 1992

Ferried Amsterdam - Agadir (Maroc) - April 25, 1992

Aircraft named 'Comoe'

Arrived Norwich, England for storage - May 01, 1998

Registered to Cote d'Ivoire Leasing Company as G-FIOR - July 23, 1998

Cancelled from the British Aircraft register - January 20, 1999

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FWI - January 21, 1999

Registered to Flight West Airlines, Brisbane

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight with Southern Cross Aviation - January 1999

Sold to Flight West Airlines - February 15, 1999

Operated first Flight West revenue service Brisbane - Proserpine as YC730 - April 20, 1999

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

Repainted in Alliance livery and named 'City of Rockhampton' - August 14, 2002

Operated final Alliance Norfolk Island - Brisbane service as QQ734 - November 09, 2003

Operated first Brisbane - Norfolk Island service for Norfolk Jet Express as YE333 - November 12, 2003

Rolled out in dual Alliance and Norfolk Jet Express livery at Brisbane - June 17, 2004

Re-entered service Brisbane - Townsville as QQ716 - June 17, 2004

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Norfolk Island for Norfolk Jet in the new livery as YE333- June 26, 2004

Operated inaugural Norfolk Jet Express service Norfolk Island - Auckland as YE3984 - August 29, 2004

Leased to Air Niugini - January 14 to January 23, 2005

Leased to Air Niugini - February 17 to May 14, 2005

Ferried Port Moresby - Brisbane as QQ6009 - May 14, 2005

Rolled out at Brisbane in new Alliance livery and configured with 105 seats - September 19, 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Adelaide - Perth as QQ991 - October 29, 2006

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

Commenced operations Perth - Leinster as QQ802 - November 01, 2006

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

Leased to Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Wagga Wagga - Brisbane in an all-white livery as UTY990 - February 27, 2015

Returned to Alliance service Brisbane - Trepell as UTY880 - March 09, 2015

Observed at Perth operating for Alliance in the all-white livery - April 27, 2015

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

Ferried Adelaide - Wagga Wagga for repainting into the Virgin Australia livery as VA9910 - July 18, 2015

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

Ferried Wagga Wagga - Adelaide - Perth in the Virgin Australia livery as VA9910 - August 01, 2015

Test flown Perth - Perth as VA9925 - September 04, 2015

Operated first Virgin Australia service Perth - Newman as VA1875 - September 07, 2015

Current with Virgin Australia

 

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-170.)

VH-FWI. Flight West - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-327.)

VH-FWI. Flight West - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-171.)

VH-FWI. Flight West - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-172.)

VH-FWI. Alliance - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-128.)

VH-FWI. Alliance - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-087.)

VH-FWI. Alliance - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-301.)

VH-FWI. Norfolk Jet - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-144.)

VH-FWI. Norfolk Jet - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-173.)

VH-FWI. Alliance - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-300.)

VH-FWI. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 24, 2006.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1995-384.)

VH-FWI. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 24, 2006.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1995-385.)

VH-FWI. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, May 25, 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-411.)

VH-FWI. Alliance - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 20, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1995-871.)

VH-FWI. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 14, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1995-869.)

VH-FWI. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 28, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1995-870.)

VH-FWI. Alliance - in the all-white livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 14, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1995-868.)

VH-FWI. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 08, 2017.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 1995-872.)

VH-FWI. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 08, 2017.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 1995-873.)