Fokkernews October 2022 (issue 58)

General news

Fokker Techniek and Fokker Services have announced to rebrand as the Fokker Services Group. The company, which has its roots in the original Netherlands Aircraft Factory Fokker, currently has five locations worldwide and is active in building, maintaining and modifying aircraft, not only Fokkers but other aircraft as well.

Fokker F27, Fokker 50 & Fokker 60

c/n type registration new registration comment
20107 050 RP-C9993 SE-MHV Registered to Largus Aviation AB as SE-MHV on 28 September 2022. Reportedly stored at Salinas, KS (USA) 31-08-2022; needs confirmation.
20110 050 5Y-SKN Air Kasaï. Experienced an incident on 7 October at Lodja airport. Information is limited, but it looks like the landing gear ended in a pothole on a swampy part of the airport. Presumably no or very minor damage.
20113 050 RP-C7636 SE-MHR Registered to Largus Aviation AB as SE-MHR on 28 September 2022.
20247 050 7P-ALI The Lesotho CAA has no information on the identity of this F50, so presumably it is an unofficial registration. Scramble has claimed it to be former ST-ASI. More information welcome.
20251 050 RP-C9458 SE-MFO Registered to Largus Aviation AB as SE-MFO on 28 September 2022. Delivery flight from Clark via Nagpur, Dubai, Sharm El Sheikh and Skopje to Malmö 2 to 9 October 2022 as SEMFO.
20286 050 VH-FKZ HP-1891 Air Panama. This F50 was the first to be delivered from Australia to Panama, starting on 22 September with the sector Adelaire to Broome; flight number SXI2242. The next stops on the delivery flight were Surabaya, Penang, Bangalore, Al Ain, Hurgada, Belgrade, Stavanger, Keflavik, Goose Bay, Hamilton, Nassau and finally Panama City, where it arrived October 1st. The ferry flight took an impressive 62 hours. Noted at Panama City 4 October 2022 in basic Alliance colors with HP-registration. The Australian registration was deleted 6 October 2022.
20303 050 VH-FKV HP- Air Panama. After 1.5 year in storage, this F50 was seen on 15 October 2022 at Adelaide without Alliance titles and logo, being prepared for delivery to Air Panama.
20307 050 RP-C9981 SE-MJC Registered to Largus Aviation AB as SE-MJC on 28 September 2022. Delivery flight from Clark via Nagpur, Dubai, Sharn el Sheik, Skopje to Malmö 1 to 6 October 2022 using its registration as callsign.
20312 050 VH-FKX Bought by Air Panama. In contrast to previous Fokkernews, it is now planned for scrapping.

Fokker F28, Fokker 70 & Fokker 100

c/n type registration new registration comment
11254 100 I-ALPS Alpi Eagles. The nose section of this F100, which was scrapped in 2013, was seen in Bitonto village, close to Bari airport.
11369 100 YR-FKB Carpatair. Ferried from Arad to Riga on 14 October 2022, for resuming the Air Baltic 2022 summer lease contract.
11395 100 YR-FZA Carpatair. Last service for Air Baltic was on 6 October 2022 and the summer lease was again taken over by YR-FKB.
11416 100 9A-BTE Trade Air. Visited Woensdrecht from Zagreb 17 October 2022 and returned home 19 October after some maintenance by Fokker Services.
11547 070 VH-KBX Alliance Airlines. After some four months of storage, this F70 made a local testflight at Brisbane 22 September 2022 and flew a group charter out of Sydney around Australia, from 27 September to 5 October. After that it returned to Brisbane.

In a remote part of Wonderboom airport (Google -25.6547, 28.2089)  one can still find Luft Cargo F27 ZS-OEK (10161), that started its career in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The South African sun has faded the livery considerably, but UN and the company name are still readable. (Roy Flikweert; Pretoria-Wonderboom 6 August 2022)

 

One of the inhabitants at Delhi airport’s scrap area is UP Air VT-UPC (10667), which sits there for over 20 years now. Although derelict, it looks reasonably clean, taking the environmental conditions in Delhi into consideration. (Colin Parker; Delhi 12 August 2022)

 

The entire Gomair Fokker fleet in a single picture: 9S-ABG (20181) and 9S-ABK (20184). (Raphael Regis Belhumeur on Instagram; Lisala, 26 September 2022)

 

Two of the four F50s that Amapola Flyg acquired from Leading Edge Aviation have recently arrived at their new home base. Here is one of them, SE-MFO (20251), still in the full livery of its former operator. (Ola Carlsson; Malmö, 22 October 2022)

 

After conversion into Sigint platform the many external modifications installed on Peru Navy F50 AE-567 (20253) are perfectly visible in this picture. (Nicolás Ramirez on Instagram; Cordoba, 3 May 2022)

 

On September 25th, Freedom Airline F50 5Y-FAI (20282) was involved in a ground accident at Aden Adde international airport. The right-hand propeller impacted a ground power unit, causing the separation of three propeller blades and damage to the remaining three blades. Shrapnel penetrated the fuselage above the windows. (Aviation Accidents on Facebook; Mogadishu, 27 September 2022)

 

Former Canadian Regional Fellowship C-FCRZ (11061) is serving nearly eight years as a fire trainer at Vancouver airport. Usually it is hiding behind buildings making photography difficult, but one day it was towed out for an emergency exercise. (Brandon Siska on Flickr; Vancouver, 28 September 2022)

 

Credits

All photographers named above, Airliners.net, Arnold Begeman, ASNAR-RDC, Aviation Safety Network, Aviator.aero, Merv Crowe, Frank Ellemers, FlightAware, Greg Hyde, Fred Niven, Scramble, Jacques Vooren, Willem Westerhof, WoensdrechtAS forum.

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