VH-TQN. de Havilland DHC-8-102. c/n 062.


 

Rolled out of the Downsview plant - December 1986

Observed parked outside in all-white livery with 'D-BEST' registration markings - December 19, 1986

Observed parked outside in all-white livery as C-GJFX - December 30, 1986

First flown as C-GJFX

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC120A turboprop engines

Observed at Downsview in full DLT livery as C-GJFX - March 3, 1987

Departed Downsview on delivery flight to Germany - March 6, 1987

Arrived Hamburg at conclusion of delivery flight - March 8, 1987

Delivery route: Downsview - Reykjavik - Glasgow - Hamburg

Operated first revenue service Hamburg - Bergen as C-GJFX - March 29, 1987

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - March 29, 1988

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-BEST - March 29, 1988

Leassed to DLT Deutsche Luftverkehrsgesellschaft - August 12, 1990

Ferried Stuttgart - Maastricht in Contactair livery August 12, 1990

Ferried Maastricht - Hanover in full DLT livery - August 15, 1990

Airline renamed Lufthansa CityLine - March 1, 1992

Withdrawn from use and prepared for lease / sale to Eastern Australia Airlines - April 1993

Sold to Eastern Australia Airlines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQN - May 10, 1993

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of ferry flight to Australia - May 19, 1993

Operated first revenue service - ?

Registered to TAA Aviation Pty Ltd - February 23, 2006

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Sydney as QF1452 - April 18, 2008

All titles and markings were removed at Sydney

Ferried Sydney - Emerald - Cairns - April 19, 2008

Leased to Asia Pacific Airlines to cover planned maintenance on their DHC-8 P2-NAZ

Ferried Cairns - Horn Island - Tabubil as PX610 on delivery to Asia Pacific Airlines - May 4, 2008

Ferried Tabubil - Cairns - Brisbane on termination of lease - July 20, 2008

Placed in open storage at Brisbane Airport

Sold to Blue Bird Aviation, Nairobi, Kenya

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - September 15, 2008

Entered onto Kenyan Aircraft Register as 5Y-VVN - September 16, 2008

Departed Brisbane on delivery flight to Kenya - September 25, 2008

Delivery route: Brisbane - Mount Isa - Darwin - Denpasar - Medan - Colombo - Male - Mahe

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-TQN. Eastern Australia - in the 'experimental' livery at Canberra Airport, August 1993.

VH-TQN. Eastern Australia - in the 'experimental' livery at Canberra Airport, August 1993.

VH-TQN. Eastern Australia - in the 'experimental' livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1993.

VH-TQN. Eastern Australia - in the 'experimental' livery at Lord Howe Island, December 1993.

VH-TQN. Eastern Australia - in the full livery at Canberra Airport, January 1994.