VH-CAT. Fokker F.27-1009. c/n 10132.

 

Purchased new by the Department of Civil Aviation

Temporary registration PH-FAZ reserved by Fokker Aircraft B.V. - September 04, 1959

First flown as PH-FAZ - September 11, 1959

Delivered to the Department at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - September 28, 1959

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CAT - September 29, 1959

Crewed and maintained by Trans Australia Airlines - October 20, 1959 to March 27, 1978

Used for calibration and airfield survey work by DCA

Transferred to the Department of Transport Air Transport Group - June 07, 1974

Sold to the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (C.S.I.R.O.) - July 03, 1978

Registered to the C.S.I.R.O. Division of Cloud Physics - August 08, 1978

Crewed and maintained by East West Airlines - June 01, 1979 to 1991

Observed at Melbourne (Essendon) with new 'COSSA' titles - November 1986

Crewed and maintained by Civil Aviation Authority - 1991

Sold to Australian Flight Test Services and leased back to C.S.I.R.O. - November 18, 1993

Advertised for sale in Flight International - January 2001

Sold to Omega Aviation Inc - November 17, 2003

Withdrawn from use and stored at Adelaide (Parafield) Airport

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register -June 27, 2006

Transferred to South Australia Aviation Museum Inc (S.A.A.M.) - February 18, 2008

Dismantled and moved by road to S.A.A.M. at Port Adelaide - December 14, 2008

Current at the S.A.A.M. Port Adelaide

 

VH-CAT. Department of Civil Aviation - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1968.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-587.)

VH-CAT. Department of Civil Aviation - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1970.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-474.)

VH-CAT. Department of Civil Aviation - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, July 1973.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-461.)

VH-CAT. Department of Civil Aviation - in the revised livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1975.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-194.)

VH-CAT. Department of Civil Aviation - in the revised livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-466.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO Division of Cloud Physics - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-468.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO Division of Cloud Physics - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-467.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO Division of Cloud Physics - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-469.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO Division of Cloud Physics - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-471.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO Division of Cloud Physics - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-470.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO Division of Cloud Physics - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 06, 1981.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-193.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO - 'Cyrano' in the revised livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, May 1984.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-473.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO - 'Cyrano' in the revised livery at East Sale Airport, January 1985.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-472.)

VH-CAT. COSSA - 'Cyrano' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-354.)

VH-CAT. COSSA - 'Cyrano' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-508.)

VH-CAT. COSSA Research Aircraft Facility - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, March 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-507.)

VH-CAT. COSSA Research Aircraft Facility - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, July 1988.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-258.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO Australia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date uknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-261.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO Australia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-260.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO Australia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-476.)

VH-CAT. CSIRO Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-509.)

VH-CAT. ARVA Airborne Research Vehicles Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 09, 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-475.)

VH-CAT. ARVA Airborne Research Vehicles Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-478.)

VH-CAT. ARVA Airborne Research Vehicles Australia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, March 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-477.)

VH-CAT. ARVA Airborne Research Vehicles Australia - in the standard livery at the South Australian Aviation Museum, Adelaide, June 23, 2012.

(N. K, Daw Copyright Image 1993-544.)