VH-TQV. de Havilland DHC-8-102A. c/n 362.
Rolled out of the Downsview factory - May 1993
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GDIU - ?
Registered to de Havilland Canada
First flown as C-GDIU - May 10, 1993
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120A turboprop engines
Accepted by Rainer Aircraft Leasing Inc - June 18, 1993
Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N861MA - ?
Leased to Northwest Airlines and sub-leased to Mesaba Airlines as registered operator - June 18, 1993
Sold to de Havilland Corporation Inc - February 17, 1998
Sub-lease to Mesaba Airlines continued
Returned to de Havilland Corporation on termination of lease - March 4, 1998
Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - April 24, 1998
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GCWZ - April 29, 1998
Registered to - ?
Leased to Air Nova - April 29, 1998
Delivered to Air Nova - May 15, 1998
Sold to Eastern Australia Airlines - February 17, 2000
Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - February 17, 2000
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQV - February 18, 2000
Registered to TAA Aviation Pty Ltd - February 23, 2006
Operated first revenue service - ?
Operated final revenue service Mildura - Melbourne as QF2077 - July 22, 2008
Ferried Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane as QF6302/6304 - July 24, 2008
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-VVT - September 16, 2008
Departed Brisbane on delivery flight to Kenya - October 2, 2008
Delivery route: Brisbane - Mount Isa - Darwin - Denpasar - Medan - Colombo - Male - Mahe
Current with Blue Bird Aviation
VH-TQV. QantasLink - in the basic Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2002.
5Y-VVT. Blue Bird Aviation - in the basic Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2008.