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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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    General News
Jetair Caribbean recently received its airline operators certificate and commenced F70 operations from Curaçao to St. Martin on 071219. Intended future destinations are Kingston, Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo; in a later stage Medellin and Barranquilla might be added.

Although the Kenyan CAA had lifted the ban for Silverstone Air Services after one week (it appears that only Dash-8 aircraft were involved), the airline has decided to cancel all scheduled operations, while all other operations continue as usual.

From mid-November 2019 Fly All Ways extended the Paramaribo-Curaçao service to Panama City and Managua, flying with Fokker 70.

Starting with the current Winter schedule, TUS Airways has dropped all scheduled flights and only operates charters. The airline is in the process of restructuring and will rebrand to ELA Airways for the Summer 2020 program.

Georgian airline Bravo Air is expected to add Fokker 100 equipment to the fleet soon. Is this perhaps the ex-Trade Air F100 that was previously reported as sold to Flywings Aviation?.
     Fokker F27, Fokker 50 & Fokker 60
The world’s oldest Friendship still flying, 59-0259 (10115) of the Philippine Air Force, has this year reached the respectable age of 60 years. The VIP aircraft had operated with the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing until late 2018 and now belongs to the 221st Airlift Squadron. It was noted freshly painted in front of the paintshop, still with cover paper on some parts; apparently the previous coat of paint that was applied in 2017/2018 did not last long.
(Ad Jan Altevogt, Surabaya-Juanda, October 8, 2019)

The Merpati Nusantara Airlines boneyard at Surabaya airport comprises no less than 15 F27 Friendships in various states of disintegration. This row has nine Fokker aircraft: seven F27s and one F28 Fellowship plus a F100. Two B737s are stored in-between. Leading the row is F27 PK-MFJ (10598), that is in an advanced stage of being parted out. (Ad Jan Altevogt, Surabaya-Juanda, October 8, 2019)

Further to the previous edition of Fokkernews, some more news can be presented on the former US Army Golden Knights F27 Troopship 85-1608 (10668). Early November, the aircraft was formally transferred to the new owner, the Stichting Vliegend Nederlands Cultureel Erfgoed (VNCE for short; Foundation for Flying Dutch Cultural Heritage). VNCE not only wants to preserve this important piece of Dutch aviation heritage for future generations, but will also provide the interested public an opportunity to fly as a passenger on a Fokker F27, which is otherwise practically impossible nowadays.

Apart from the aircraft itself, the deal included two spare Rolls Royce Dart 7 Mk 535 engines, some 48,000 spare parts and tools as well as 600 kg of documentation. Later a Dutch engineers team visited Laurinburg-Maxton airport for a very thorough technical inspection. They found that the ‘Excalibur’ is in pristine condition and completely ready for making the transatlantic trip to Lelystad, its new home base in The Netherlands. Before the ferry flight can start, the civil aviation authorities have to verify that the military maintenance records meet the civil requirements and only then a Certificate of Airworthiness and a civil registration can be issued. While this paperwork is being done, a US Army engineer will give the aircraft a weekly ‘wake-up’ treatment according to Fokker guidelines, in order to keep the machine in condition. More details and pictures of this unique project can be found on the VNCE website:
www.vnce.nl (text in Dutch only).

The pictures show the Troopship in its current status as well as two interior shots: the cockpit and the cabin. Note the many signatures of crews, ground staff and jumpers that mark the 34 year history in US Army service. (VNCE, Laurinburg-Maxton, November 2019)

Amapola Flyg had one of their F50s painted into a new livery, simple but well-designed, as SE-LTR (20226) proudly demonstrates. The Amapola.nu website suggests that it is the new name of Direktflyg, a Swedish airline that connects Stockholm-Arlanda with 6 remote domestic destinations.
(Erwin Stam, Lelystad, December 3, 2019)

After some 25 years of service, all nine F50s that the Republic of Singapore Air Force acquired in the nineties are still in use. This picture shows a nice line-up of seven of them, three of the UTA variant and four maritime patrol Enforcers, of which serial 715 (20293) is in front.
(Simon Bullimore, Singapore-Changi, October 27, 2019)

Stored at the premises of Merpati Maintenance Facility at Juanda airport is PK-PRB (20328) in the fading colors of Pacific Royale Airlines, an airline that lived for only six months in 2012. (Ad Jan Altevogt, Surabaya-Juanda, October 8, 2019)

F50 C5-MAM (20335) was noted in all white c/s at the Pelita Aircraft Services platform, so the question is whether it still belongs to the fleet of Sudanese Tarco Air. (Ad Jan Altevogt, Pondok Cabe, October 1, 2019)

After Aeromorelos withdrew Fairchild XA-MOW (087) from use, it was converted into the Flyers Snack-bar at Del Ejido street in Atlacomulco, close to Cuernavaca, Mexico. For some time it had a green and orange cheatline, but is now painted in a livery that is more appropriate for a bar. It is visible at Google Maps 18.893161, -99.209416. (@avionbarcuernavaca at Facebook, off-airport, September 22, 2018)

10151 300   EP-IOS National Iranian Oil Company (Naft Airlines, now called Karun Airlines). After having been preserved at Ahwaz international airport, this Friendship was recently moved to a museum in nearby Abadan, the capital of Iran's oil industry. 
10551 500F   PK-MFF Merpati Nusantara Airlines. Seen at Surabaya-Juanda 081019 in derelict state. In the same storage area were also the Friendships mentioned below plus two unidentified F27s.
10598 500F   PK-MFJ Merpati Nusantara Airlines. Seen at Surabaya-Juanda 081019 in derelict state.
10607 500F   PK-MFK Merpati Nusantara Airlines. Seen at Surabaya-Juanda 081019 in derelict state.
10618 500   PK-MFN Merpati Nusantara Airlines. Seen at Surabaya-Juanda 081019 in derelict state.
10623 500   PK-MFQ Merpati Nusantara Airlines. The cockpit of this Friendship has been transformed into a flight simulator and was visited 081019 in the Merpati Training Center and Maintenance Facility at Surabaya-Juanda.
10626 500   PK-MFW Merpati Nusantara Airlines. Seen at Surabaya-Juanda 081019 in derelict state.
10668 400M N27FF 85-1608 The former US Army Troopship received its US civil registration 251119, assigned to Eastern Stearman Inc Trustee in Leesburg, VA, USA, acting on behalf of VNCE, the Foundation for Flying Dutch Cultural Heritage.
20118 050F   5Y-JWC Jetways Airlines. Made safe emergency landing at Garissa airport 121119 after an in-flight engine failure.
20168 050E   5Y-SMN Silverstone Air Services. Seen at Mogadishu 161119, all white.
20177 050   5Y-SMT Silverstone Air Services. When taxying from the ramp to the runway at Nairobi-Wilson on 271019, the left wingtip struck the rudder of a parked Beech B200; there was only slight damage. For a video see:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=whTsX2jIMiM&feature=emb_logo
20180 050   5Y-IZZ Silverstone Air Services. Seen at Galkacyo airport, in Central Somalia 011219 all white.
20226 050   SE-LTR Amapola Flyg. Flew Malmö to Lelystad 201119 as APF800P, for a repaint by Satys. On 031219 it returned to Malmö as APF801P in the livery of Amapola.nu, the new name of Direktflyg that serves six smaller domestic destinations from Stockholm-Arlanda.
     Fokker F28, Fokker 70 & Fokker 100

Supposedly all but two Merpati Fellowships have been broken up by now. Of these remaining two, PK-MGK (11188) is definitely in the best condition and it looks to be preserved at the Merpati Maintenance Facility in Surabaya. (Ad Jan Altevogt, Surabaya-Juanda, October 8, 2019)

The hull of a hitherto unknown Fellowship Mark 4000 that previously served with Iran Aseman Airlines was transported to the Toranj Hotel at Kish island, Iran, in August, where it will be sunken for serving as a diving site. Any help with the identification of this F28 is highly appreciated.
(Nasrin Fayegh at Kish Analytical News Database, off-airport, August 14, 2019)

Bek Air has bought another F100, this time former D-AGPH of Avanti Air (11308), which became UP-F1019 (Matthias Becker, Saarbrücken, November 29, 2019)

The next ex-Austrian F100 for Alliance Airlines is being readied for service in Australia. VH-UQG (11520) flew from Bratislava to Norwich for painting prior to delivery. (Graham Reeve, Norwich, December 18, 2019)
11097 1000   OB-1750-P Nuevo Coninente. Noted 101019 in derelict state at Lima-Jorge Chavez airport.
11153 3000   1250 Philippine Air Force. Noted 180519 at Colonel Jesus A. Villamor Air Base in Manila. The aircraft had flown only 5700 hours and is accumulating some 200 hours per year.
11174 4000   PK-MGI Merpati Nusantara Airlines. Seen at Surabaya-Juanda 081019, derelict.
11188 4000   PK-MGK Merpati Nusantara Airlines. Seen at Surabaya-Juanda 081019, looking in reasonable condition.
11234 4000   A-2804 Indonesian Air Force. Seen in service 051019 at Jakarta-Halim. This is the last operational Fellowship with TNI-AU.
11308 100 UP-F1019 D-AGPH Bek Air has bought another F100 from Avanti Air. The aircraft was seen 291119 at Saarbrücken in basic Avanti colors, with the Kazakh registration and delivered from Saarbrücken via Uralsk to Almaty 021219.
11321 100   4O-AOM Montenegro Airlines. Noted 241119 at Frankfurt with '25' on the nose, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the airline.
11336 100   9A-BTF Sun Adria. The fuselage and one wing of the aircraft was seen next to a private house at an unknown location in Croatia.
11407 100 4L- 9A-BTD Flywings Aviation, a startup airline in Georgia that is still awaiting its air operator's certificate, has bought one F100 from Trade Air. On 271119 the aircraft was ferried from Zagreb to Tekirdag, Turkey, presumably for repaint and maintenance.
11453 100   PK-MJA Merpati Nusantara Airlines. Noted 081019 in the Merpati graveyard at Surabaya-Juanda in derelict state, in primer-like color without registration.
11463 100   PK-MJC Merpati Nusantara Airlines. Seen stored without engines at Bandung-Sastranegara airport 031019 in poor condition.
11520 100   VH-UQG Alliance Airlines. Flew Bratislava to Norwich 181219 for additional maintenance and paint; the aircraft was stored at Bratislava since November 2016.
11551 070   P2-ANY Air Niugini. On 211119, flying from Tokua to Port Moresby, there was sudden loss of cabin pressure. The crew activated the oxygen masks, made an emergency descent and then landed safely. There were no injuries or damage.
11582 070   PJ-JAC Jetair Caribbean. Not yet in scheduled service, but seen at Paramaribo 14 and 150719 doing testflight. On 241119 the aircraft made the first revenue flight, a charter from St. Lucia via Curaҫao to Kingston.


Credits: All photographers, Air Britain News, Airlineroute, Aviation Safety Network, Aviator.aero, CH-Aviation,
FAA Civil Register, Paul Filmer, Jetphotos.net, Cees Kamminga, (VNCE Public Relations officer), Luchtvaartnieuws,
Planepictures.net, Greham Reeve, Scramble, Skyliner, Standard Digital Kenya, TUS Airwys, Jacques Vooren.