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The Fokker Fleetlist will be regulary updated with news and/or pictures. Please be advised to check this section frequently!

This page contains recent owner & operator changes and other related news to the individual airframes of Fokker F27 (including Fokker 50 & Fokker 60) and Fokker F28 (including Fokker 70 & Fokker 100). Also the Fairchild models F-27 and FH-227 are part of the Fokker Fleetlist . The airframes are printed in chronological order.
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Note: when an update has been made to the previous publication, the registration in the 4th column is changed into blue.


 
    General News

The Kenya CAA barred Jetways Airlines and two other airlines from airspace for seven working days effective 23 November 2018, over alleged illegal operation of cargo business (transportation of excess weights of khat to Somalia in passenger-configured F50 aircraft).

The acquisition of InselAir by InterCaribbean Airways (Turks & Caicos) has been delayed again. A Curacao court has ruled that InterCaribbean must present a bank warranty before January 15th 2019. Plans are to transfer three Embraer 120 aircraft to Curacao for supplementing Insel Air’s F50 fleet. It is still unknown if InselAir will be rebranded and continue to operate as a separate airline.
 
 
     Fokker F27, Fokker 50 & Fokker 60
 
 
C-2 (10149) was one of the Friendships serving in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. It was enlisted in 1960 and withdrawn from use in 1996. In 2002 it was sold to Trygon Ltd at Southend for onward sale and was registered 3C-QSJ. Finally it was sold in 2008 to the Malaysian Airlines Engineering Training College and flown to Subang using the ferry registration N32180. The instructional airframe is still in basic RNLAF colors, even with a roundel op top of the left wing, but has no registration or titles (Steve Hambleton, Kuala Lumpur-Subang, November 11, 2018)


A long history of close ties between Antwerp airport and VLM sadly came to an end in 2018. VLM has operated 28 different Fokker 50’s since 1993. OO-VLS (20109) was the very last F50 that flew in VLM colors when it was ferried from Antwerp to its new owner Amapola Flyg. At departure it first got a water salute by the local fire brigade and subsequently the captain made a low pass over the runway before heading to Malmö, Sweden (Yannick van Praag; Antwerp, December 4, 2018)


VLM F50 OO-VLO (20127) was also acquired by Amapola Flyg, but was dismantled for useable parts at its former home base. Reportedly the hull will be transported to the Federal Police Dog Support training center in Neerhespen (in Flemish Brabant province); as this is a military facility, it will probably not be open to visits. The tail will be preserved elsewhere in Belgium as an eye catcher (Bob Rongé; Antwerp, December 20, 2018)


Leading Edge Air Service Corporation (Leascor) continues expanding its F50 fleet. The newest  addition is RP-C9273 (20258) that was withdrawn from use by Aero Mongolia and delivered through Japan (SFJ_cap; Kagoshima, December 1, 2018)


Another former VLM F50, SE-MFR (20264) was recently added to the Amapola Flyg fleet and it is now operated in Braathens Regional colors (Anders Nilsson at Flickr; Stockholm-Bromma, December 17, 2018)



After Sky Aviation ceased operations in 2014, the F50 fleet was abandoned and the tropical elements did their work. Recently PK-ECE (20277) was transported in parts to the Dermaga shopping center in Sukajadi, on Bantam Island in the Riau archipelago, Indonesia, which is quite close to Bandar Udara International airport (Gi Alviz at Google maps; Sukajadi, November, 2018). Few weeks later the aircraft was cleaned and the fuselage plus central wing section hoisted into an empty space in the shopping center, presumably becoming a restaurant (Gary Cross at Flickr; downtown Sukajadi, December 22, 2018)



 
 
10639 500   TC-MNE MNG kargo. On 18 January 2007 a storm inflicted considerable damage to this Friendship at Coventry, UK. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was gradually broken up and removed from the airport in 2008. Currently the remains are used by The Outdoor Adventure Company in Kendal, Cumbria, UK. Google maps shows the wreck at 54°16'30.8"N, 2°41'04.8"W.
20109 050 SE-MFY OO-VLS Amapola Flyg (owned by Largus AB). Delivery flight from Antwerp to Malmö 041218. Registered 141218.
20159 050 SE-MFZ OO-VLQ Amapola Flyg (owned by Largus AB). Registered 141218.
20226 050 SE-LTR OO-VLI Amapola Flyg (owned by Largus AB). Registered 141218. This aircraft carried the same registration from 2004 to 2006 when operating for SweFly.
20258 050 RP-C9273 JU-8258 Leading Edge Air Service Corp (Leascor). Delivered from Ulan Baator, Mongolia through Kagoshima, Japan to Clark, Philippines 011218.
20264 050   SE-MFR Braathens Regional, leased from Largus AB, operated by Amapola Flyg. Noted 171218 at Stockholm-Bromma in full colors.
20286 050   VH-FKZ Alliance Airlines Pty. Ferried Seletar-Surabaya-Darwin-Adelaide 01-021218 after maintenance.

 
     Fokker F28, Fokker 70 & Fokker 100
 


The Mondriaan Foundation has done a very substantial donation to the Dutch Transportation Museum for their PH-MOL (11003) project. The donation, together with crowd funding, should enable a consortium of historical societies rescuing the oldest existing Fellowship from the scrap man. Several organizations are cooperating for recovering the aircraft, repatriating to The Netherlands and eventually displaying it in the museum. The picture shows Air Mali TZ-ASH (11003) in its current condition (From the Nederlands Transport Museum website. Photographer unknown; Bamako, 2018)


In 2016 Portugalia withdrew all six F100 aircraft from use. One of them got a new life with Air Panama, the others were broken up. CS-TPB (11262) was scrapped at Porto (Carlos Miguel Seabra; Porto, December 6, 2018). Part of the scrapping process can be watched here:




The newest Avanti Air F100 D-AOLH (11505), lost its Bek Air colors during repainting by Satys at Lelystad, returned all white to Saarbrücken 171218 and got decals applied so that it now carries the full company livery (Matthias Becker; Saarbrücken, December 22, 2018)

 
 
11047 1000   TU-TWG Grupo Sociedad Ecuatoguineana de España. Likely a new owner or operator for this executive Fellowship, that flew from Valencia to Tamanrasset (Algeria) on 231218. Any further information is welcome.
11245 100   TU-VAA Ivory Coast Government. Noted at Abidjan 080918 missing many parts, derelict. 
11262 100   CS-TPB Portugalia. Scrapped at Oporto 06-071218; the aircraft was stored there already since October 2016. 
11296 100   EP-ATC Iran Aseman Airlines. Recently the Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation reported a serious incident on 070818 at Shiraz, where the crew of this aircraft ignored an air traffic control order halting before crossing an active runway, where Karun Airways F100 EP-SUS (11487) was about to take off. The crew of the Karun F100 noticed the other F100 crossing, decided to continue take-off as they believed to have sufficient space and got the aircraft airborne just 19 seconds after EP-ATC crossed the runway. 
11321 100   4O-AOM Montenegro Airlines. Flew Woensdrecht-Tival 281218 as YM999, no longer with 'Visit Montenegro' decals. It had been under maintenance with Fokker Technics since 011018.
11329 100   EP-ATG Iran Aseman Airlines. Noted active 291218 at Tehran, after nearly 5 years of storage.
11407 100   9A-BTD Trade Air. Flew Budapest-Woensdrecht 191218 as C39351 for some maintenance by Fokker Technics. Returned to Zagreb 201218 as C39100.
11456 100   VH-UQF Alliance Airlines Pty. Delivered from Bratislava via Trabzon, Al Ain, Nagpur, Kuala Lumpur, Kupang and Townsville to Brisbane 10-141218 as SXI1821.
11481 100   VH-NHC Qantas Link (Network Aviation). Noted 020918 at Perth in the  new 'Silveroo 2016' livery.
11484 100   VH-FNY Virgin Australia Regional Airlines. Returned from Singapore-Seletar via Port Hedland to Perth 311218 as VOZ9942, after 2 months of heavy maintenance. This is the last F100 still in Skywest livery.
11505 100   D-AOLH Avanti Air. Noted at Lelystad 161218 after paint into all white and ferried to Saarbrücken 171218, where the livery was completed. Positioning flight from Saarbrücken to Nantes 221218 as ATV03G. First service for Hop from Nantes to Nice 23122018.
11532 070 VH-NUU OE-LFJ Alliance Airlines Pty. Flew from Bratislava to Norwich 101218 with OE-registration as SXI1834 for pre-delivery maintenance.
11539 070 OB-2156-P PH-KZP Wayraperú. Registered in Peru 0318 (registration date now known).
11561 070   5B-DDB TUS Airways. Fokker Technics completed maintenance and the aircraft returned from Woensdrecht to Larnaca 051218 as CYF124.

 

Credits: All photographers, Aviator.aero, CH-Aviation, John Edmond, Luchtvaartnieuws, Fred Niven, Scramble, Skyliner.