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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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Helvetic Airways retires its last Fokker 100

Helvetic Airways made this announcement:

After more than 15 years of service with the type, Helvetic Airways officially withdrew its last Fokker 100 on June 14. Just prior to its withdrawal, aircraft HB-JVG performed an exclusive scenic flight around Switzerland before making its final landing at Zurich Airport in Helvetic service.

Following some commemorative activities at the departure gate, special flight 2L 100 departed for its farewell tour of Switzerland carrying several media representatives, Helvetic Airways employees and selected guests.

On landing, the aircraft was also treated to a water salute by the airport fire service.

Photos: Nicolas Bruni / Tis Meyer