VH-TQA. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-314. c/n 365.

It was also registered as: VH-XFZ.

 

Construction of this aircraft was completed at the Toronto Downsview plant - June 1993

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as 'C-FWBB' - June 1993

Registered to de Havilland Canada

First flown as 'C-FWBB' - June 29, 1993

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC123 turboprop engines

Sold / leased to Interot Air Services, Germany - July 30, 1993

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-BACH - ?

Interot Air Services was renamed Interot Airlines - January 01, 1994

Interot Airlines was renamed Ausberg Airways GmbH - Januay 01, 1996

The aircraft was named 'Kaiser Augustus'

Ownership transferred to Augsburg Airways, Augsburg - March 26, 1997

Operated for Lufthansa Regional Airlines and repainted into Team Lufthansa livery - ?

Withdrawn from use and prepared for lease to Eastern Australia Airlines - November 2001

Arrived Hamburg in the 'Team Lufthansa' livery for repainting into QantasLink livery - December 02, 2001

Rolled out at Hamburg in the basic QantasLink livery - December 07, 2001

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines - December 15, 2001

Departed Augsburg on the ferry flight to Australia as 'D-BACH' - December 17, 2001

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the ferry flight - December 21, 2001

Ferry route: Augsburg - Heraklion - Muscat - Bangalore - Colombo - Medan - Denpasar - Broome - Sydney

Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - January 2002

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQA - January 07, 2002

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Ballina as QF2124 - January 24, 2002

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Tamworth - January 27, 2004

Withdrawn from service - January 27, 2004

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to Germany - February 17, 2004

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 03, 2004

The aircraft was overhauled and repainted into the Lufthansa Regional livery at Augsburg

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-BACH - April 23, 2004

Observed at Geneva in the new 'Lufthansa Regional' livery - March 01, 2004

Withdrawn from service - June 2008

Prepared for sale to Skippers Aviation, Perth

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFZ - July 01, 2008

Registered to Skippers Aviation Pty Ltd, Subiaco, Perth

Departed Munich on the ferry flight to Australia - July 01, 2008

Arrived Perth on completion of the ferry flight - July 05, 2008

The ferry flight was carried out by DBF Aviation Services, Sydney

Ferry route: Munich - Luxor - Muscat - Colombo - Cocos Islands - Perth

Current with Skippers Aviation

 

D-BACH. Eastern Australia - in the basic Qantas livery at Augsburg Airport, December 15, 2001.

(A. Durr Copyright Image 1920-527.)

VH-XFZ. Skippers - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 24, 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-528.)

VH-XFZ. Skippers - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 01, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-560.)

VH-XFZ. Skippers - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, August 2013.

(W. Mallinson Copyright Image 1920-652.)