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Helvetic Airways sells its fleet of Fokker 100 aircraft

Type Retired: June 14, 2019 (flight 2L 100 with HB-JVG)

Helvetic Airways has announced the sale of its remaining fleet of Fokker 100 aircraft and the entirety of Helvetic’s spare engines, spare parts and tooling to Alliance Aviation Services Limited, of Australia, the world’s largest operator of Fokker aircraft.


Following the negotiations conducted in recent weeks, the conclusion of the sale puts a final end to the phasing-out project of the Fokker fleet of the Swiss company.

Helvetic Airways currently now operates a standardized fleet of eleven Embraer E190-E1 aircraft.

From this autumn onwards, these will be supplemented by the first of twelve new Embraer E190-E2s.

As previously reported, the airline operated its last Fokker 100 revenue flight on June 14, 2019 with HB-JVG.

Top Copyright Photo: Helvetic Airways Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 HB-JVG (msn 11478) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 907302.

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Network Aviation to add its first Airbus A320

Network Aviation Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 VH-NHP (msn 11399) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 905802.

Network Aviation (Network) is a Perth, West Australian based company that has been providing air charter services since 1998.

The airline is planning to add two ex-Jetstar Airways Airbus A320s to its fleet in March according to Travel Daily Australia. The aircraft will be operated for parent QANTAS under the QANTAS Link brand.

Over the last 19 years Network Aviation has grown significantly, and in 2011 became a wholly owned subsidiary of the QANTAS Group.

Network operates the largest fleet of Fokker 100s at Perth Airport with 17 aircraft operating over 270 weekly flights to destinations throughout WA and beyond (top and below).

Network caters for the resources industry Fly-in, Fly-out (FIFO), regular airline services on behalf of QANTAS, corporate charter and routine or emergency freight.

 

Copyright Photo (all others by Network): Network Aviation Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 VH-NHP (msn 11399) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 905802.

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Austrian Airlines retires the last Fokker 100

Austrian Airlines Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 OE-LVJ (msn 11359) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 933115.

Austrian Airlines (Vienna), as planned, operated the last Fokker 100 revenue flight on December 31, 2017. The last flight was flight OS 778 from Pristina to the Vienna base with the OE-LVE.

Previously on the morning of November 29, 2017, employees, invited guests and members of the Friends of Vienna Airport Association had the opportunity to officially bid farewell to the beloved Fokker fleet of Austrian Airlines via the special flight OS 1100.

The last Fokker 100 aircraft still operated by Austrian Airlines, bears the registration number OE-LVE and the name “Zagreb”. The guests flew one last circuit over Austria in this aircraft under a clear blue sky.

The first Fokker 50 was authorized for operation on March 15, 1988 under the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of Austrian Airlines. Two additional Fokker 70 jets were added in 1995. At that time, this type of jet was considered to belong to the next aircraft generation. Among the advantages were the low levels of noise generation and greenhouse gas emissions, combined with the higher speed and range compared to other aircraft models. Within the context of its Focus East strategy, Austrian Airlines acquired additional Fokker planes in 2004, including Fokker 100 aircraft. In 2015, the Austrian flag carrier decided to replace its entire aging Fokker fleet, consisting of 21 jets, with 17 modern Embraer aircraft. In August 2017, Austrian Airlines successfully concluded the integration of this new type of aircraft into its fleet.

The last remaining Fokker 100 was operated until December 31, 2017 mainly on routes to Geneva and Chisinau.

The Austrian Airlines Fokker fleet was sold to the Australian charter airline Alliance Aviation Services Limited for $15 million (US). The maintenance of the fifteen Fokker 100 and six Fokker 70 aircraft continues to be carried out by the Fokker specialists at Austrian Technik in Bratislava (ATB).

Top Copyright Photo: Austrian Airlines Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 OE-LVJ (msn 11359) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 933115.

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Austrian Airlines to end Fokker 100 operations on December 31, 2017

Austrian Airlines Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 OE-LVJ (msn 11359) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 933115.

Austrian Airlines has made this announcement:

On the morning of November 29, 2017, employees, invited guests and members of the Friends of Vienna Airport Association had the opportunity to officially bid farewell to the beloved Fokker fleet of Austrian Airlines via the special flight OS 1100. The last Fokker 100 aircraft still operated by Austrian Airlines, bears the registration number OE-LVE and the name “Zagreb”. The guests flew one last circuit over Austria in this aircraft under a clear blue sky. Austrian Airlines CEO Kay Kratky was also on board: “The Fokker jets were faithful companions over the last 29 years, and made a significant contribution towards the expansion of our dense route network in Central and Eastern Europe. However, the aircraft are getting on in years, and today we wanted to give the large fan community of our Fokker jets an opportunity to say a last Servus”.

The first Fokker 50 was authorized for operation on March 15, 1988 under the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of Austrian Airlines. Two additional Fokker 70 jets were added in 1995. At that time, this type of jet was considered to belong to the next aircraft generation. Among the advantages were the low levels of noise generation and greenhouse gas emissions, combined with the higher speed and range compared to other aircraft models. Within the context of its Focus East strategy, Austrian Airlines acquired additional Fokker planes in 2004, including Fokker 100 aircraft. In 2015, the Austrian flag carrier decided to replace its entire aging Fokker fleet, consisting of 21 jets, with 17 modern Embraer aircraft. In August 2017, Austrian Airlines successfully concluded the integration of this new type of aircraft into its fleet.

Embraer aircraft consume about 18% less fuel per aircraft seat than the Fokker, and are thus much more environmentally compatible. Passengers enjoy greater traveling comfort as a result of the replacement of the Fokker aircraft: The cabin equipped with two seating rows is particularly spacious due to its ergonomic design, thus offering the 120 passengers a feeling of having more space.

The last remaining Fokker 100 will be operated until the end of December 2017, and will mainly be deployed on routes to Geneva and Chisinau.

The Austrian Airlines Fokker fleet was sold to the Australian charter airline Alliance Aviation Services Limited for $15 million. The maintenance of the fifteen Fokker 100 and six Fokker 70 aircraft continues to be carried out by the Fokker specialists at Austrian Technik in Bratislava (ATB).

The last revenue flight is currently scheduled as flight OS778 between Pristina and Vienna on December 31, 2017.

Copyright Photo: Austrian Airlines Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 OE-LVJ (msn 11359) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 933115.

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Austrian Airlines to begin operating the Embraer 195 in January

Austrian Airlines (Vienna) is acquiring the 17 120-seat Embraer 195s (above) from fellow Lufthansa Group operator Lufthansa CityLine (Munich). The first aircraft delivery is due next month in August. The newer E195s will gradually replace Austrian’s aging Fokker 70s and Fokker 100s (below) by 2017. Lufthansa CityLine is replacing its E195s with Bombardier CRJ900s.

Austrian will introduce the new type on January 4, 2016. According to Airline Route, the first two E195 routes will be from Vienna to both Stuttgart and Tirana followed by Thessaloniki on January 8, 2016 and Milan (Malpensa) and Warsaw on January 9, 2016.

Top Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. Lufthansa CityLine Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) D-AEME (msn 19000308) lands at Zurich.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com.  Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 OE-LVO (msn 11460) approaches the runway at Zurich.

 

Austrian to resume Manchester service

Austrian Airlines (Vienna) will resume daily Vienna – Manchester Fokker 100 service on September 10 per Airline Route.

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Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Previously operated by Tyrolean Airways as Austrian arrows, all Fokker 100s are now operated by a combined and new Austrian Airlines. Tyrolean Airways was quietly closed down on March 31, 2015. Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) OE-LVI (msn 11468) departs from London (Heathrow).

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Greenland Express suspends operations, hopes to reorganize with new investors

Greenland Express (Keflavik and Aalborg) has suspended operations according to this report by check-in.dk. The flights were being operated with a Fokker 100 operated by Denim Air (above) twice-weekly. The flights from Denmark were making a technical stop in Keflavik, Iceland which was adding to the costs incurred by the company. According to the report, the company intends to restart operations with new investors and will look at possibly using an Airbus A320 for nonstop flights to Greenland. Greenland Express will lease the aircraft directly from the leasing company.

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Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Denim Air’s Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) PH-MJP (msn 11505) prepares to taxi to the runway at Amsterdam.