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Fokker 50 (20109)


Date: 03/07/2006

Location: AMS/EHAM

Photo: Gert-Jan Vis

Description: this Fokker F50 of VLM was delivered at Antwerp on March 29 2001. It was successive baptized as "Victor Somers", "City of Manchester" and "City of Hamburg". Here captured in the second livery which was adopted by January 6 2006.

Date: 06/2010

Location: RTM/EHRD

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: since December 22 2009 in the new corporate identity of CityJet.

Date: 05/2011

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: since early December 2010 with additional tail titles.

Date: 16/08/2011

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: seen on some training flights.

Date: 11/07/2015

Location: STR/EDDS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: since June 20 2014, again in (white) VLM markings, baptized "City of Antwerp". Final flight was made on April 25 2016 and afterwards it was stored for a while at Saarbruck. The airline went into liquidation on June 22 2016.

Date: 17/03/2018

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: Skystef

Description: they restarted services on July 7 2017, here several of their airframes parked on the tarmac at Antwerp airport, in front "OO-VLS" baptised "Freddy Van Gaever" who passed away on December 15 2017 and was the founder of the company. But this second attempt failed also on August 31 2018 making the companies final flight on September 2 2018. Handed over to Amapola Flyg, it was ferried from Antwerp to Malmö on December 4 2018, being the final Fokker F50 of this company leaving Belgian soil and six days later it was cancelled to "SE-MFY".

Date: 08/09/2019

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: Skystef

Description: on July 25 2019 it re-entered the Belgian register with the same registration as start-up frame for a new company called Air Antwerp and two days later it arrived at Antwerp in their full markings for a press presentation. After a local flight on August 2, it returned the same day to Malmö for temporary storage, came back on September 6 and went operational from September 9 2019 onwards. The Covid-19 crisis ment that it was stored at Antwerp from March 2020 onwards, during 2021 it made a couple of charter flights, but no sight to resume its schedule to London City meant that it was ferried to Malmö on May 7 2021 for further storage. One month later, on June 11, the airline ceased ops and the airframe returned to the Swedish lessor again as "SE-MFY" on July 8 2021.


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