VH-TQY. Bombardier DHC-8-315Q. c/n 552.


Ordered new by Eastern Australia Airlines

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC123E turboprop engines

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FDHP - August 31, 2000

Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Configured to seat 50 passengers

First flown at Downsview as C-FDHP - August 31, 2000

Accepted at Toronto by Eastern Australia - September 28, 2000

Departed Toronto on delivery flight to Australia - September 28, 2000

Arrived Tamworth at conclusion of delivery flight - October 5, 2000

Aircraft was in Qantas livery with Eastern Australia titles

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - October 11, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQY - October 24, 2000

Registered to Easteren Australian Airlines Pty Ltd

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Canberra - November 15, 2000

Observed at Sydney in basic Qantas livery without titles - May 2001

Involved in a propeller auto-feather incident on climb-out from Sydney Airport - October 27, 2001

To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'

Reregistered to QF Dash 8 Leasing Pty Ltd - September 21, 2005

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Observed at Sydney in the new 'Qantas 2007 Corporate' livery - November 28, 2007

Observed at Sydney with pink 'Breast Cancer Awareness' sticker behind cockpit - March 16, 2008

Current with QantasLink




VH-TQY. QantasLink - in the old livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2004.

VH-TQY. QantasLink - in the new livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2011.