VH-EAT. de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. c/n 645.

Was also registered as: VH-FBV.


 

Second of four aircraft ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd

Built by de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd, Downsview, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Powered by Pratt and Whitney R.985 Wasp Junior engine

Delivered by de Havilland Canada to de Havilland Australia at Bankstown - December 7, 1954

Purchased from de Havilland Australia, Bankstown by Qantas - December 8, 1954

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAT - January 6, 1955

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd

Fitted with floats and based at Port Moresby, Papua-New Guinea

Sold to Australasian Petroleum Ltd, New Guinea - April 14, 1958

Reregistered as VH-FBV - April 14, 1958

Sold to NNGLM De Kroonduif, Nieuw Guinea, West Netherlands Luchivaart Masatschappij as JZ-PAE

Registered J2-PAE for NNGLM De Krooduif - May 14, 1961

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - June 1961

Aircraft named ‘Etnabaai’ during festivities of the Royal Dutch Air Force at Mokmer

Registration as J2-PAE cancelled - December 31, 1962

Transferred to Garuda Indonesia Airways after Indonesia independence from the Dutch - December 31, 1962

Entered onto Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-GBD

Operated on behalf of Garuda by Merpati Nusantara Airlines

Withdrawn from use and fate is unknown

 


 

VH-EAT. Qantas - in the full livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, January 1955.

VH-EAT. Qantas - in the full livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, January 1955.
VH-EAT. Qantas - in the full livery at Middle Town, New Guinea, date unknown.