VH-TNW. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102. c/n 243.


This aircraft was ordered new by Tyrolean Airways - ?

Construction was completed at the Downsview plant - October 1990

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GFUM - October 16, 1990

Registered to de Havilland Canada

First flown with the test registration 'C-GFUM' - October 16,1990

Powered by PWC PW120A turboprop engines

It was configured to seat 36 passengers

Entered onto the Austrian Aircraft Register as OE-LLI - October 1990

Registered to ?

Accepted by Tyrolean Airways at Downsview - October 31, 1990

Sub-leased to Interflug GmbH, Berlin, Germany - October 31, 1990

Returned to Tyrolean Airways at the end of the lease - March 01, 1991

Sub-leased to Albanian Airlines, Tirana, Albania - August 21, 1992

Operated in red, white and black livery and it was the first aircraft to be operated in the joint venture

Returned to Bombardier at Downsview in all-white livery at the end of the lease - November 30, 1994

Cancelled from the Austrian Aircraft Register - December 1994

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GGTO - December 12, 1994

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Canada

The aircraft was placed in open storage at Downsview

Prepared for lease to Tyrolean Airways - 1995

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - April 21, 1995

Entered onto the Austrian Aircraft Register as OE-LLI - May 12, 1995

Leased to Tyrolean Airways as the registered operator

Cancelled from the Austrian Aircraft Register - November 1995

Entered onto the Senegal Aircraft Register as 6V-AGZ - December 01, 1995

Sub-leased to Air Senegal International, Dakar, Senegal as the registered operator

Returned to Tyrolean Airways on termination of the sub-lease - July 1996

Cancelled from the Senegal Aircraft Register - July 14, 1996

Entered onto the Austrial Aircraft Register as OE-LLI - July 14, 1996

Observed at Salzburg in an all-white livery with Tyrolean titles and tail logo - August 06, 1996

Sub-leased to Augsburg Airways, Augsburg, Germany - April 01, 1997

Cancelled from the Austrian Aircraft Register - January 1998

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-BFRA - January 1998

Leased to Sunstate Airlines - December 12, 1999

Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TNW - January 04, 2000

Leased to Sunstate Airlines, Brisbane as the registered operator

Withdrawn from QantasLink / Sunstate service and stored at Brisbane Airport - August 21, 2006

Sub-leased to Airlines of PNG, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea - September 13, 2006

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 18, 2006

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-MCQ - September 18, 2006

Leased to Airlines of PNG, Port Moresby as the registered operator

Sub-leased to Solomon Airlines, Honiara, Solomon Islands - December 01, 2009

Current with Solomon Airlines


VH-TNW. Sunstate - in the standard Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-674.)