VH-TGW. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter. c/n 120.

It 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

The 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Withdrawn from service and stored at Brisbane (Eagle Farm) - January 02, 1974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Withdrawn from service at Brisban (Eagle Farm) - August 16, 1976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Withdrawn from service and stored at Goroka - May 25, 1993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Withdrawn from service and stored at Cairns - ?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.)