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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
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enlisted in 1960 and withdrawn from use in 1996.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
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
(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(20258) that was withdrawn from use by Aero Mongolia and delivered through Japan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)
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,
Amapola Flyg (owned by Largus AB). Delivery flight from Antwerp to Malmö
041218. Registered 141218.
Amapola Flyg (owned by Largus AB). Registered 141218.
Amapola Flyg (owned by Largus AB). Registered 141218. This aircraft
carried the same registration from 2004 to 2006 when operating for
Leading Edge Air Service Corp (Leascor). Delivered from Ulan Baator,
Mongolia through Kagoshima, Japan to Clark, Philippines 011218.
Braathens Regional, leased from Largus AB, operated by Amapola Flyg.
Noted 171218 at Stockholm-Bromma in full colors.
Alliance Airlines Pty. Ferried Seletar-Surabaya-Darwin-Adelaide
01-021218 after maintenance.
Fokker F28, Fokker
70 & Fokker 100
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:
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)
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.
Ivory Coast Government. Noted at Abidjan 080918 missing many parts,
Portugalia. Scrapped at Oporto 06-071218; the aircraft was stored there
already since October 2016.
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.
Montenegro Airlines. Flew Woensdrecht-Tival 281218 as YM999, no longer
with 'Visit Montenegro' decals. It had been under maintenance with
Fokker Technics since 011018.
Iran Aseman Airlines. Noted active 291218 at Tehran, after nearly 5
years of storage.
Trade Air. Flew Budapest-Woensdrecht 191218 as C39351 for some
maintenance by Fokker Technics. Returned to Zagreb 201218 as C39100.
Alliance Airlines Pty. Delivered from Bratislava via Trabzon, Al Ain,
Nagpur, Kuala Lumpur, Kupang and Townsville to Brisbane 10-141218 as
Qantas Link (Network Aviation). Noted 020918 at Perth in the new
'Silveroo 2016' livery.
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.
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.
Alliance Airlines Pty. Flew from Bratislava to Norwich 101218 with
OE-registration as SXI1834 for pre-delivery maintenance.
Wayraperú. Registered in Peru 0318 (registration date now known).
TUS Airways. Fokker Technics completed maintenance and the aircraft
returned from Woensdrecht to Larnaca 051218 as CYF124.
photographers, Aviator.aero, CH-Aviation, John Edmond, Luchtvaartnieuws,
Fred Niven, Scramble, Skyliner.