Network Aviation takes delivery of second of ten ex-Avianca Fokker 100s, PH-ZFV (later VH-NHQ)

ABOVE: PH-ZFV Fokker 100 (cn 11506) landing on runway 03 at Perth Airport at 12:53, after the final leg of its delivery flight. This aircraft is the second of ten former Avianca Fokker 100s recently acquired by Network Aviation, and will be their fourth Fokker 100 to enter service. It will be registered VH-NHQ.
Photo © Brenden Scott

20 January 2012 © David Eyre

Network Aviation took delivery of the second of ten Fokker 100 aircraft which were recently purchased from the Colombian airline Avianca.

The aircraft had initially flown Bogota (Colombia) – Nassau (Bahamas) – Halifax (Canada) – Keflavik (Iceland) – Woensdrecht (Netherlands) during 15 – 17 October 2011, still wearing its Colombian registration HK-4431.

At Woensdrecht, it underwent a refit with Fokker Services, to upgrade the cabin and navigation systems (including ADS-B), and to make it compliant with air service bulletins and airworthiness directives. It was given the Dutch registration PH-ZFV.

On 17 January 2012, PH-ZFV took off from Woensdrecht for its delivery flight to Australia, flying Woensdrecht (Netherlands) – Samsun (Turkey) – Al Ain (UAE) – Nagpur (India) – Penang (Malaysia) – Jakarta Halim (Indonesia) – Perth, arriving at 12:53 on 20 January 2012.

On the delivery flight, it used flight number SXI1201 as it was flown by a crew from Southern Cross International, a provider of aircraft ferrying services.

The aircraft will undergo some more work before it is added to the Australian register as VH-NHQ, making it the fourth Fokker 100 in the Network Aviation fleet.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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