VH-TQP. de Havilland DHC-8-102. c/n 135. Was also registered as: VH-QQH.


 

Ordered new by Eastern Australia Airlines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQP - December 29, 1988

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GFCL - January 9, 1989

Registered to Boeing Canada Technology Ltd

Rolled out at Downsview, Canada - January 1989

First flown as C-GFQL - January 19, 1989

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120A turboprop engines

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Downsview - February 13, 1989

Configured to seat 36 passengers

Aircraft to be operated by Eastern Australia Airlines

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight via North Atlantic and Middle East - February 27, 1989

Damaged at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport when hit by a ground tug - March 24, 1993

Temporary repairs carried out at Sydney Airport

Ferried Sydney - Tamworth for further repairs - March 24, 1993

Returned to service Tamworth - Armidale - Sydney as TN759 - April 23, 1993

Registered to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - June 23, 2006

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Sydney as QF1452 - February 7, 2008

Ferried Sydney - Mildura for storage - February 2008

Ferried Mildura - Brisbane as QF6301 in basic Qantas livery - April 28, 2008

Sold to Skytrans Pty Ltd, Cairns

Ferried Brisbane - Cairns - Port Moresby on delivery to Skytrans Pty Ltd - May 4, 2008

Reregistered as VH-QQH - May 9, 2008

Registered to Skytrans Regional Pty Ltd, Cairns

Ferried Port Moresby - Cairns on delivery to Skytrans - May 14, 2008

Withdrawn from use and prepared for return to Airlines PNG - December 2008

Ferried Cairns - Port Moresby as SKP5514 - December 4, 2008

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 9, 2008

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-MCT - December 10, 2008

Registered to Airlines of PNG

Current with Airlines PNG

 


 

VH-TQP. Eastern Australia - in the Australian livery at Canberra Airport, December 1989.

VH-TQP. Eastern Australia - in the Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1990.

VH-TQP. Eastern Australia - in the Australian livery at Canberra Airport, August 1993.

VH-TQP. Eastern Australia - in the Australian livery at Canberra Airport, August 1993.

VH-QQH. Skytrans - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2008.