VH-TQT. de Havilland DHC-8-102A. c/n 349.


 

Built new for Mesaba Airlines

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GEOA - ?

Registered to de Havilland Canada

First flown as C-GEOA - December 9, 1992

Accepted by Rainer Aircraft Leasing Inc at Downsview - January 13, 1993

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N852MA - January 13, 1993

Leased to Northwest Airlines - January 13, 1993

Sub-leased to Mesabe Airlines as registered operator - January 13, 1993

Returned to Rainer Aircraft Leasing on termination of lease - October 1997

Sold to de Havilland Canada - November 5, 1997

Transferred to de Havilland Canada Inc - December 1, 1997

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GBSW - ?

Leased to Air Nova - December 16, 1997

Returned to de Havilland Canada Inc on termination of lease - October 14, 1998

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines - October 1998

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQT - ?

Registered to TAA Aviation Pty Ltd - February 23, 2006

Operated final revenue service Armidale - Sydney as QF2013 - July 14, 2008

Ferried Sydney - Brisbane as QF6302 - July 15, 2008

Placed in open storage at Brisbane Airport

Sold to Blue Bird Aviation, Nairobi, Kenya - September 2008

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - September 15, 2008

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

Departed Brisbane on delivery flight to Kenya - October 4, 2008

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

Current with Blue Bird Aviation

 


 

VH-TQT. Sunstate - in the Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-TQT. QantasLink - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2007

5Y-VVS. Blue Bird Aviation - in the basic Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2008.