VH-TGW. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter. c/n 120.
Was also registered as: VH-KEA.
This aircraft was ordered new by Trans-Australia Airlines
First flown at Downsview as N7253 - May 21, 1968
Accepted by Trans-Australia Airlines at Downsview - May 31, 1968
Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - June 15, 1968
Delivery flight was undertaken by Air Capital International, Augusta
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TGW - ?
Registered to Trans-Australia Airlines, Melbourne
Withdrawn from service and stored at Brisbane (Eagle Farm) - January 02, 1974
Returned to service - ?
Withdrawn from service at Brisban (Eagle Farm) - August 16, 1976
Sold to Masling Airlines, Cootamundra, N.S.W. - September 18, 1976
Sold to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea - September 25, 1978
Departed Sydney (Bankstown) on the ferry flight to Papua New Guinea - September 25, 1978
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-RDE - September 1978
Registered to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea
Withdrawn from service and stored at Goroka - May 25, 1993
Ferried Goroka - Mareeba (Queensland) for storage - July 16, 1993
Sold to Airlink Pty Limited, Rebaul - June 04, 1994
Reregistered as P2-ALS - June 04, 1994
Arrived Maroochydore on completion of the ferry flight from Pap New Guinea - October 06, 1998
Sold to R. R. Moore & Co. Ltd, Toowoomba, Queensland t/a Eastland Air - October 06, 1998
Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-KEA - November 25, 1998
Registered to Eastland Air, Cairns
Operated first revenue service Cairns - Lizard Island - December 14, 1998
Withdrawn from service and stored at Cairns - ?
Observed stored at Cairns without engines - July 10, 2002
The aircraft was offered for sale by auction - September 2003
Sold to Sabstall Pty Ltd, Toowoomba, Queensland - October 11, 2004
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 11, 2006
Sold to CAAMS LLC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - September 22, 2006
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N120AA - ?
Registered to CAAMS LLC, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Departed Cairns on the ferry flight to the United States - March 09, 2007
Ferry route: Cairns - Honiara - Mujuro - Honolulu - Camarillo
Observed at Fort Lauderdale - July 2007 - February 2008
Sold to Warren Transportation LLC, Dallas, Texas - May 23, 2008
Reregistered as N718KW - May 23, 2008
Registered to Warren Transportation LLC, Dallas, Texas
This aircraft was modified to 'Vistaliner' configuration - ?
Based at Roatan, Honduras - ?
VH-TGW. Masling - in the basic Trans Australia Airlines livery at Port Moresby Airport, October 1978.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-442.)
VH-TGW. Masling - in the basic Trans Australia Airlines livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-743.)
P2-RDE. Talair - in the basic livery at Mareeba Airport, November 1993.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-856.)
VH-KEA. Eastland Air - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, September 1999.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-873.)
VH-KEA. Eastland Air - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2004.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-868.)