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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
The civil aviation authorities of Kazakhstan have given Bek Air 6 months’ time to resolve the safety issues that led to suspension of the airline’s operators certificate after the F100 crash in December 2019.

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines will fly Melbourne to Kununurra 3 times weekly from May to August 2020, using F70 equipment operated by Alliance Airlines.
     Fokker F27, Fokker 50 & Fokker 60
The last operator of 5Y-BTD (10154), a former Royal Netherlands Air Force Troopship, was Imaatong South Sudan Airlines.  The aircraft was left to the elements in 2007 and did not attract any bids at the August auction of Nairobi airport (see Fokkernews #24). Currently it is still in the boneyard, awaiting to be eventually removed. (André Alders, Nairobi-Wilson, October 31, 2019)

Without doubt the only location where one can nowadays spot two active civil Friendships is Nairobi. Two Safari Express Cargo aircraft are resting for their next flights: 5Y-SEP (10295) and 5Y-SEC (10550), accompanied by Rudufu Air F50 5Y-WFA (20121). (André Alders, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, October 29, 2019)

The Wilson junk corner houses former fly540.com Friendship 5X-FFN (10531), a 500RCF model, which looks a little better than sistership 5X-FFD (see photo in Fokkernews #21) that remained unsold at the Nairobi scrap auction. The nose wheel gear is missing and the paint is thoroughly weathered, but the rest looks reasonable, although it will probably never fly again. (André Alders, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, October 28, 2019)

Skyward Express frequently leases their aircraft to other airlines. In this instance to Safe Air Company that operates 5Y-SED (20108) out of Nairobi to South Sudan. (André Alders, Juba, October 29, 2019)

Satys in Lelystad sprayed the second Amapola aircraft in the new livery. SE-LIO (20146) now sports the F50 silhouette as well as the Amapola.nu web address. The airplane is named ‘Big Mike’ in memory of an Amapola team member who passed away. (Hans Hoffmann, Lelystad, March 7, 2020)

One of the few Kenyan Fokkers carrying titles is this Jetways Airlines 5Y-JWZ (20208), albeit on an otherwise white aircraft.
(André Alders, Nairobi-Wilson, October 28, 2019)

Silverstone Air Services F50 5Y-IZO experienced a serious accident when it veered off the runway on take-off October 11th, 2019 (see Fokkernews #23). Two weeks later the wreck was seen dumped near the runway, devoid of titles and registration. It could easily be identified by the underwing registration.
(André Alders, Nairobi-Wilson, October 28, 2019)

A hitherto unidentified F50 is 5Y-CHK that was photographed while undergoing maintenance in the Silverstone Air hangar.
(André Alders; Nairobi-Wilson, October 31, 2019)

This nice aerial picture of the Nairobi cargo ramp shows no less than six Fokkers: starting left, anti-clockwise: 5Y-WFC (20250), 5Y-SEP (10295), 5Y-WFA (20121), 5Y-SEC (10550), 5Y-IZZ (20180) and 5Y-SMN (20168) (André Alders, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, October 29, 2019)

10295 400   5Y-SEP Safari Express Cargo. Seen 291019 Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, white with small World Food program logo on the nose.
10370 500   5Y-CCE Cargo2Fly. Seen 291019 stored Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta airport.
10448 500   5Y-GMC Aerospace Consortium. Seen 291019 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, all white.
10530 500CRF   5X-FFD Fly540.com. The attempt to auction the remains of this Friendship in August 2019 were unsuccessful and the wreck is still at Nairobi-Wilson 311019.
10531 500CRF   5X-FFN Fly540. Seen in storage area of Nairobi-Wilson 281019, missing the nose gear
10550 500CRF   5Y-SEC Safari Express Cargo. Seen Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta 291019, all white.
10565 400M   6W-STB Senegal Air Force. Obviously the c/n mentioned in the previous edition (10656) was incorrect.
10634 500   9Q-CNL XL Trading. Noted in derelict condition at Juba 291019.
20108 050   5Y-SED Skyward Express, operating for Safe Air Company. Seen in service at Juba 291019.
20110 050   5Y-SKN Rudufu Air. Noted at Nairobi-Wilson 311019, looking intact after its mishap at Takaba (see Fokkernews #24).
20111 050   5Y-MIS Mandeeq Air. Seen stored at Nairobi-Wilson 311019.
20112 050   5Y-SMS Skyward Express. Seen Nairobi-Wilson 281019, stored with one engine missing.
20116 050   5Y-SVN Rudufu. Seen with red tail at Nairobi-Wilson 281019, stored without engines and registration covered.
20121 050   5Y-WFA Rudufu. All white, noted at cargo platform at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta 291019.
20137 050   5Y-VVG Bluebird Aviation. Seen stored at Nairobi-Wilson 311019, all white.
20167 050   5Y-SIB Skyward Express. Stored at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, seen all white 291019.
20168 050E   5Y-SMN Silverstone Air Services, all white. Seen at the cargo ramp of Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta 291019.
20180 050   5Y-IZZ Silverstone Air Services, all white. Seen at the cargo platform of Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta 291019.
20192 050   5Y-SMZ Skyward Express. Seen dumped at Nairobi-Wilson 281019 in basic Travel Air livery.
20200 050   5Y-FJE Fanjet Express. Seen Nairobi-Wilson 281019, all white, operated by Safe Air Company. In November 2019 the Kenyan CAA suspended the latter airline's license due to safety concerns.
20202 050   5Y-SMQ Skyward Express. Noted Nairobi-Wilson 281019.
20208 050   5Y-JWZ Jetways Airlines. Seen in service at Nairobi-Wilson 281019; this aircraft is one of the few Kenyan Fokkers with titles.
20209 050   5Y-JWX Jetways Airlines. Seen in service at Nairobi-Wilson, Eldoret, Lodwar and Wajir between 28 and 311019; the aircraft is white with dark grey lower belly.
20232 050   5Y-JXJ Jubba Airways, leased from Coral Coast FZE in United Arab Emirates. Seen 291019 Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, all white.
20239 050   5Y-JXN Jubba Airways. Seen in service 291019 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta.
20244 050   5Y-IZO Silverstone Air Services. This aircraft experienced a severe runway excursion on 111019 (see Fokkernews #23) and the wreck was noted at Nairobi-Wilson 281019, devoid of titles and registration.
20249 050   5Y-CHM Freedom Airline Express. Seen in service at Nairobi-Wilson 281019.
20250 050   5Y-WFC Buff Air Services. Seen 291019 at Nairobi-Wilson, in basic Flugleidir colors.
20260 050   5Y-JRN Skyward Express. Seen at Nairobi-Wilson 281019, stored without engines, all white.
20261 050   5Y-JAF Jubba Airways. Seen Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta 291019, stored with one engine only.
20282 502   5Y-FAI Freedom Airline Express. Seen Nairobi-Wilson 281019, stored.
20306 050   VH-FKW Alliance Airlines. Returned from Singapore-Seletar to Darwin 140220 and onwards to Adelaide the next day as SXI2002, after maintenance. It has not flown since.
20333 050   5Y-CGX Kush Air.  Noted 291019 at Nairobi-Wilson. The aircraft was said to be operated by Safe Air Company.
20??? 050   5Y-CIW Bush Air Safaris. Seen Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta 311019, operated for Safe Air Company, all white. Identity is still unknown.
20??? 050   5Y-CHK Unknown F50, seen all white in the  Silverstone Air maintenance hangar at Nairobi-Wilson 311019.
     Fokker F28, Fokker 70 & Fokker 100

Flyequator.com is an airline in South Sudan, of which very little information is available. This shot demonstrates that the company leased the single F70 ZS-SKA (11559) from Branson Air and provided it with their own titles. (André Alders, Juba, October 29, 2019)

In the previous edition we could inform you of the surprising activation of Alliance Airlines VH-NUZ (11568). Now we can provide photographic evidence that it is flying in the airline’s standard colors. (Wolfgang Kaise, Brisbane, March 3, 2020)

11093 4000   5Y-JLA JetLink Express. Seen in the storage area of Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta airport on 291019.
11229 4000   5Y-EEE Safari Air Express (FlySAX). Noted stored 291019 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta.
11307 100   5Y-SIA Salaam Air Express. Seen in service Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta 291019.
11326 100   VH-FNN Virgin Australia Regional Airlines. Ferried 080320 from Perth via Denpasar to Singapore-Seletar as VOZ9940. The aircraft will be used as a parts donor for other F100s.
11501 100   VH-VKQ Alliance Airlines. Ferried 170320 from Brisbane to Alice Springs as UTY9100 for continued storage; the aircraft is still in full Helvetic livery.
11528 070 2-HJCH PH-JCH Airline Fleet Support BV. Dutch registration cancelled 301219 because the airworthiness certificate had expired. Subsequently registered in Guernsey 080120.
11581 070   5Y-JWF Jetways Airlines. Noted 291019 at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta. It was all white, so probably the lease to Fly-Ade Airline was terminated.
11582 070   PJ-JAC Jetair Caribbean. Made the inaugural flight from Willemstad, Curaçao to Philipsburg, St. Martin 020220.


Credits: All photographers, Air Britain News, André Alders, Aviator.aero, CH-Aviation, Merv Crow, FlightAware,
Hans Groen, Hato Airport Facebook group, Jan Homma, Greg Hyde, Scramble.