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.)

VH-TQQ. Eastern Australia - in the Australian livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

(N. Louis Collection Copyright Image 1921-009.)