The Aircraft of Trans-Australia Airlines.

The in-depth histories of the individual aircraft that have been operated by TAA Trans-Australia Airlines and its associated companies before it was purchased by Qantas Airways.

 

 

Douglas DC-3

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - September 1946

Douglas DC-4

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - October 1946

Convair 240

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - January 1949

Douglas DC-6

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - December 1953

Vickers Viscount 700

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - December 1954

Vickers Viscount 800

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - June 1959

Fokker F.27-100 Friendship

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - July 1959

Lockheed 188A Electra

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - July 1959

Douglas DC-6B

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - March 1960

de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - September 1960

Bristol 170-31 Freighter

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - August 1961

Convair PBY-5 Catalina

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - November 1962

Boeing 727-76

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - November 1964

de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - October 1966

Douglas DC-9-31

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - April 1967

Fokker F.27-600 Friendship

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - December 1968

Boeing 727-276A

Commenced operations with T.A.A. - March 1973

Airbus A300B4-203

Commenced operations with Trans Australia - July 1981

Boeing 737-376

Commenced operations with Australian Airlines - August 1986

Air Queensland

The purchase by Australian Airlines completed - April 1988

Boeing 737-476

Commenced operations with Australian Airlines - March 1990

Sunstate Airlines

The purchase by Australian Airlines completed - October 1990

Eastern Australia Airlines

The purchase by Australian Airlines completed - 1991

Qantas Airways

Australian Airlines is sold to Qantas Airways by the Australian Government - 1992

Trans-Australia Airlines Highlights

A snapshot of the expansion of Trans-Australia Airlines