VH-TQQ. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102. c/n 204.
This aircraft was ordered new by Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - ?
Construction was completed at the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant - February 1990
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as 'C-GFUM' - ?
Registered to de Havilland Canada
First flown as 'C-GFUM' - ?
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC120A turboprop engines
It was configured to seat 36 passengers
Accepted by Australian Airlines at Downsview, Ontario - March 28, 1990
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQQ - March 30, 1990
Registered to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd
Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - April 19, 1990
Registered to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - June 23, 2006
Operated last revenue service Mildura - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF2077 - July 28, 2008
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as QF6305/6307 - July 28, 2008
The aircraft was placed in open storage at Brisbane Airport
Sold to Blue Bird Aviation, Nairobi, Kenya
Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - September 16, 2008
Entered onto the Kenyan Aircraft Register as 5Y-VVR - September 16, 2008
Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Kenya - September 25, 2008
Ferry route: Brisbane - Mount Isa - Darwin - Denpasar - Medan - Colombo - Male - Mahe
Current with Air Kenya
VH-TQQ. Eastern Australia - in the Australian livery at Canberra Airport, December 1990.
(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1920-149.)
VH-TQQ. Eastern Australia - in the Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1992.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-081.)