JACK McKILLOP COLLECTION
No. 5382. Fokker F.27-100 Friendship (EI-AKA c/n 10105) Aer Lingus "St. Fionntan" (Fintan)
Photograph from Aer Lingus
05/31/2006. Remarks by Jack McKillop: "This aircraft made its
first flight on March 23, 1958 with the Dutch registration PH-FAA. It
was delivered to Aer Lingus Teoranta (Air Fleet Ltd.) on November 19,
1958, registered EI-AKA and assigned the fleet name "St.
Fionntan" (Fintan). Aer Lingus was the first airline in the
world to order F.27s. One of the reasons it was purchased was that it
used the same engines as the Vickers V.707 Viscounts then in service
thus easing the supply problems. Because of its small size, the F.27s
were used on short UK routes.
Created May 31, 2006