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On July 14th Frans van Zelm sadly passed away. He was a great Fokker aircraft expert and for 35 years he took care of Fokkernews for the AIRnieuws magazine and later the AIRnieuws website, until a debilitating illness struck him in 2017, which prevented him to further enjoy his beloved hobby. Frans will live in the memories of our Fokker community as a very kind and conscientious friend.
We wish his wife and daughter the strength to bear this heavy loss.


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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    General News
Alliance Aviation Services has agreed with Helvetic Airlines to purchase the entire F100 fleet of five airframes, spare engines, parts and tooling. Alliance already operates the largest Fokker fleet in the world and it is also the largest supplier of parts, after Fokker Services.

Surinam's Fly All Ways has put their Fokker fleet for sale, consisting of three F70 aircraft.

Trade Air plans to replace their two F100 with two Airbus 319-100 in 2021.
     Fokker F27, Fokker 50 & Fokker 60
Kenia is the only country where Friendships are still operational on a commercial basis; all of them are cargo airplanes. One of these is 5Y-GMD (10378) of Aerospace Consortium International, together with sister ship 5Y-GMC operating on behalf of the United Nations World Food Program in Somalia. In contrast to what all usual sources say, a construction plate check revealed that 5Y-GMD actually is c/n 10378, so we suppose that identities have been mixed up and 5Y-GMC is 10448 (André Alders; Mogadishu, March 23, 2019)

The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) of Australia flew its second Friendship June 25th & 26th 2019 from Ardmore, New Zealand to its new home base Illawarra Regional Airport, south of Sydney, with intermediate stops at Norfolk Island and Gold Coast. This VH-TQN (11680) is one of the last F27’s built and was operated 20 years as ZK-POH by Airwork Flight Operations on behalf of the New Zealand Post until its retirement in 2017. The intention is to keep the Friendship in flying condition as a tribute to the more than 80 F27’s that used to operate in Australia since 1959 (Dave Clements; Gold Coast, June 25, 2019)

For Fokker enthusiast, Kenya is the country to be, as there are over 50 airframes in existence, mainly F50, of which quite a few operate to and in Somalia. A relative new airline is Maandeeq Air of Somalia that uses some leased F50’s, amongst which 5Y-SMS (20112) in basic Silverstone livery with Maandeeq titles
(André Alders; Mogadishu, March 24, 2019)

Besides two passenger F50’s, Jetways Airlines operates three F50F freighters, two of which were previously in service with Miniliner. 5Y-JWG (20191) clearly shows its Italian history by the distinctive Miniliner color scheme (André Alders; Mogadishu, March 24, 2019)

At least six F50’s are or have been in operation with Silverstone Air Services. 5Y-IZO (20244) sports a non-standard color scheme.
(André Alders; Mogadishu, March 24, 2019)

Another Kenyan operator of which not much is known, is Freedom Airline Express that has two F50’s in the fleet, 5Y-CHM (20249) and 5Y-FAI of which we had a picture in our March 2018 edition (#5). Both carry an executive-style livery without titles (André Alders; Mogadishu, March 19, 2019)

10318 600   5Y-FMM Safari Express. Wreck noted 250319 at Garbarahey airstrip; the aircraft crashed there in June 2017.
10370 500   5Y-CCE Cargo2Fly. Seen 190319 stored at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta.
10378 500   5Y-GMD Aerospace Consortium. Seen active 190319 at Mogadishu and 250319 at Garbaharey, operating for the UN World Food Program. It was all white with a small UN-WFP logo under the cockpit. The construction plate inside the aircraft was checked and interestingly it appeared that this airframe is 10378 (former F-BPUF), not 10448 as all sources indicate until now.
10448 500   5Y-GMC Aerospace Consortium. Seen 190319 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, undergoing maintenance. See 5Y-GMD (10378) for the construction number correction.
10522 500   HR-ATL Atlantic Airlines. Seen at La Ceiba 230219, looks complete, but in a derelict state.
10680 500   VH-TQN Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS). Ferried from Ardmore, New Zeland, via Norfolk island and Gold Coast, Australia to Wollongong 25 to 26-06-2019 for preservation in the HARS collection.
542 227B   HR-ASK Atlantic Airlines. Seen at La Ceiba 250219, stored.
20107 050   RP-C9993 Leading Edge Air Services. Delivered from Singapore-Seletar via Kota Kinabalu to Clark 060619, in basic Skywest livery. Supposedly to be used for spare parts.
20110 050   5Y-SKN Skyward Express. Seen 230319 at Nairobi-Wilson, all white.
20111 050   5Y-MIS Maandeeq Air. Seen stored at Nairobi-Wilson 230319.
20112 050   5Y-SMS Maandeeq Air. Noted 240319 at Mogadishu-Aden Adde in Silverstone c/s with Maandeeq tiltes.
20116 050   5Y-SVN Rudufu. Seen Nairobi-Wilson 210319, one engine missing.
20118 050F   5Y-JWC Jetways Airlines. Noted 200319 at Mogadishu-Aden Adde airport.
20121 050   5Y-WFA Seen Nairobi-Wilson 210319, all white, no engines. Operator remains unclear (Rudufu?).
20122 050   5Y-SMX Seen Nairobi-Wilson 21-03-2019. Operator is not clear, could be Silverstone Air Services or Skyward Express.
20124 050F   SE-KTC Amapola Flyg. Noted Malmö 160719, all white.
20125 050F   SE-KTD Amapola Flyg. Seen Malmö 160719.
20128 050   SE-LEZ Amapola Flyg. Seen Malmö 160719, all white, partially broken up.
20152 050F   SE-LIS Amapola Flyg. Noted Malmö 160719 without props.
20159 050   SE-MFZ Amapola Flyg. Noted Malmö 160719, still as OO-VLQ in full VLM livery with 25 years Antwerp-London City sticker.
20167 050   5Y-SIB Skyward Express. Seen 190319 stored at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, all white.
20168 050F 5Y-IZZ SE-LJG Silverstone Air Services. Delivery flight MMX-HER-KRT-WIL 260619. ID not confirmed, see 20180
20171 050   SE-LJH Amapola Flyg. Noted Malmö 160719, all white.
20180 050 5Y-SMN SE-LJI Silverstone Air Services. Delivery flight MMX-HER-KRT-WIL 260619. ID not confirmed, see 20168.
20191 050F   5Y-JWG Jetways Airlines. Seen Mogadishu-Aden Adde 190319 in basic Miniliner colors.
20192 050   5Y-SMZ Skyward Express. Seen Nairobi-Wilson 230319, stored in basic Travel Air livery.
20200 050   5Y-FJE Fanjet Express. Seen 190319 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, all white, no longer Daalloo Airlines titles.
20202 050   5Y-SMQ Skyward Express. Noted at Nairobi-Wilson 210319.
20208 050   5Y-JWZ Jetways Airlines. Seen stored at Nairobo-Wilson 210319, white with black titles.
20209 050   5Y-JWX Jetways Airlines. Seen Nairobo-Wilson 210319.
20232 050   5Y-JXJ Skyward Express. Seen at Mogadishu-Aden Adde 190319, all white.
20233 050   5Y-JXK Skyward Express. Seen Nairobi-Wilson 260319, all white. Apparently the lease to SOM Express has ended.
20239 050   5Y-JXN Air Jubba. Seen 200319 in service at Mogadishu-Aden Adde airport.
20243 050   5Y-WFB Buff Air Services. Seen 180319 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta and 250319 Mogadishu-Aden Adde, in basic Flugfelag livery.
20244 050   5Y-IZO Silverstone Air Services. Seen Mogadishu-Aden Adde 190319.
20249 050   5Y-CHM Freedom Air Express. Seen active 190319 at Mogadishu-Aden Adde airport.
20250 050   5Y-WFC Buff Air Services. Seen 180319 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta and 230319 Nairobi-Wilson in basic Flugfelag livery.
20260 050   5Y-JRN Skyward Express. Seen Nairobi-Wilson 260319, all white and missing one prop.
20261 050   5Y-JAF Jubba Airways. Noted 190319 Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, stored and missing a propeller.
20282 050   5Y-FAI Freedom Air Express. Seen stored 230319 at Nairobi-Wilson.
20??? 050   5Y-**X Kush Air. Noted at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta 260319 in full livery. Part of the registration was unclear and thus the identity of the airframe remains unknown; it might be 20333 (ex ET-AKU).
20??? 050   5Y-CIW Unknown operator, maybe Bush Air Safaris. Seen Nairobi-Wilson 260319, all white, looking intact. Identity is not known.
20??? 050   5Y-GIG Bush Air Safaris. Noted Nairobi-Wilson 210319, all white, without props. The c/n is still unknown.
     Fokker F28, Fokker 70 & Fokker 100

On 200619 NASA executed a vertical drop test at their Langley Landing and Impact Research Facility, using former Canadian Regional F28-1000 C-GCRN (11051). This type of tests are performed more often there, but this F28 was the largest aircraft ever crashed intentionally. The airframe was equipped with 24 dummy passengers for occupant crash response and likelihood of injury investigations. It was dropped from a large gantry some 50 m high and thousands of data were collected, giving researchers a solid basis for computer simulations on aircraft crash safety. For the test NASA worked together with the FAA, the US Army Test and Evaluation Command and the National Transportation Safety Board. The left side was painted in the special grey and white dot pattern that NASA uses for photogrammetry and for the occasion the airframe had been adorned with the appropriate, but fake registration
C-RASH. (NASA/David Meade; Hampton, VA, June 20, 2019)
See also
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrc889vD1BY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqiGbOWCvWU for videos of the test.

The ex-Sultra Air Fellowship PK-NAM (11142) was used for a graffiti drawing competition, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Indonesian Air Force Maintenance Department #10 at Husein Sastranegara Air Base at Bandung. The event was sponsored by the local Propan Raya spray paint manufacturer. The result was a unique and very colorful F28 with two very differently painted sides (Propan Bandung Team; Bandung, March 31, 2019)

As mentioned previously, Kenyan Safe Air Company leased one F100 from Bek Air from January to mid-July 2019: UP-F1007 (11496). It operated in basic Bek Air colors, without additional titles (André Alders; Mogadishu, March 25, 2019)

Recently Helvetic withdrew the F100 from active service, after having operated 9 of the type over 16 years. The five last F100’s were put in storage at Bratislava, awaiting delivery to Alliance Airlines. HB-JVC (11501) is leading the row, followed by JVE (11459), JVH (11324), JVF (11466) and JVG (11478) (Airliners.sk; Bratislava, July 5, 2019)

Alliance Airlines steadily continues taking up new Fokkers in the fleet. VH-NUO (11529) was seen making a test flight at Norwich and left the next day for active service down under (Graham Reeve; Norwich, June 17, 2019)
11093 4000   5Y-JLA Jetlink. Seen 190319 stored at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta.
11229 4000   5Y-EEE Fly SAX. Seen 190319 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta airport.
11258 100   UP-F1017 Seen active at Almaty 040719 in white Bek Air livery.
11307 100   5Y-SIA Skyward International. Noted stored 190319 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, white with faded Ocean Airlines logo on the tail.
11317 100 UP-F1018 HP-1900PST Bek Air. Delivered 17-190519 from Panama City via Manaus, Natal, Boa Vista, Algiers and Ankara to Almaty, in basic Air Panama livery. Correction of Fokkernews #19, which had the wrong ex Panamanian registration.
11321 100   4O-AOM Montenegro Airlines. On 100710 the captain of flight YM610 from Tivat to Moscow Domodedovo suddenly became unconscious. The first officer diverted to Kaluga and soon after landing the captain recovered. The aircraft continued and arrived at Domodedovo with 9.5 hours delay.
11333 100   VH-FZI Virgin Australia Regional Airlines. Flight VA1486 from Broome to Perth experienced a bird strike at departure. The flight crew stopped the climb, burnt off fuel and landed safely at Broome some 80 minutes after take-off.
11409 100   EP-CFP Iran Air. Seen 070719 at Tehran Mehrabad, with damages, apparently stored. Probably these are still from its mishap take-off 140916.
11470 100   UP-F1009 Bek Air. Seen active at Mogadishu Aden Adde in full Air Djibouti livery and at Almaty 110619 in basic Air Djibouti colors, without any titles.
11496 100   UP-F1007 Safe Air. Noted 180319 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta airport and 250319 at Mogadishu-Aden Adde in basic Bek Air livery. Ferried back to Bek Air at Almaty 15-160719 after lease ended.
11529 070   VH-NUO Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd. Made an air test 170619 at Norwich in full Alliance livery. Delivery started 180619 as SXI1906 from Norwich via Bratislava, Samsun, Al Ain, Nagpur, Kuala Lumpur, Surabaya and it arrived at Perth 240619. It made its first revenue flight 040710 as UTY802/803 from Perth to Leinster and back.
11557 070ER   KAF308 Kenya Government. Seen in service Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta 200319.
11581 070   5Y-JWF Jetways Airlines. Seen Nairobi-Wilson 210319, all white. Air test at Nairobi-Wilson 170719 after paint prior to entering in service.
11582 070 PJ-JAC PH-KZD Jetair Caribbean. Registered 050719.
11585 070 PJ-*** 2-JACC Jetair Caribbean. Delivered after maintenance from Eindhoven via Prestwick, Keflavik, Halifax and Nassau to Curacao 27-290619 as SYU1901.


Credits: All photographers, Airliners.net, André Alders, Aviation Herald, Aviator.aero, CH-Aviation, Flight Global,
Hans Groen, Jan Homma, Greg Hyde, Graham Reeve,Scramble, Skyliner.