VH-TFD. Fokker F.27-1002. c/n 10114.


 

Fourth of six new aircraft ordered by Trans-Australia Airlines - March 09, 1956

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FAK (CofR646) - April 09, 1959

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker, Holland

First flown as PH-FAK - April 09, 1959

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TFD - May 04, 1959

Registered to Australian National Airline Commission, Melbourne

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - May 05, 1959

Accepted by Trans-Australia Airlines at Amsterdam (Schipho)l - May 05, 1959

Aircraft was named 'George Evans'

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - May 06, 1959

Arrived Melbourne )Essendon) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - May 15, 1959

Flight crew: Captains C. Howard, D. Moran-Hilford; Navigator D. Lawrence

Used to train East-West pilots Captains J. Swan and A .J. Smith at Mangalore - May 20 - 23, 1959

This allowed East-West Airlines to ferry their first Friendship to Australia utilising its own aircrew

Aircraft was renamed ' William Landsborough' before entering service

Operated first revenue service with T.A.A. - May 28, 1959

Leased to Guinea Airways Ltd - August 1959 to December 1959

Leased to MacRobertson Miller Airlines - September 07 to November 03, 1962

Repainted into the 'blue tail' livery at Brisbane Airport - September 1969

This was the 2nd T.A.A. Friendship to be repainted into the new livery

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd - April 12, 1979

Leased to Trans Australia Airlines

Operated final TAA revenue service - October 26, 1980

Returned to A.A.S. at the end of the lease - October 1980

Aircraft had flown 42,992 hours with 52,518 cycles

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 14, 1980

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N1036P - November 14, 1980

Trans-Australia Airlines markings were removed from aircraft at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - November 15, 1980

AAS (Australian Aircraft Sales) titles applied - November 15, 1980

The intended sale to Wheeler Flying Service Inc t/a Wheeler Airlines did not eventuate - November 1980

Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) as N1036P - April 08, 1981

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Dinard, France - May 01, 1981

Sold to Pilgrim Aviation & Airlines t/a Pilgrim Airlines - May 20, 1981

Ferried Dinard - Ypenburg for overhaul - June 02, 1981

Departed Ypenburg on the delivery flight to Pilgrim Airlines - June 30, 1981

Registered to Pilgrim Aviation & Airlines - August 17, 1981

Reregistered as N141PM - October 20, 1981

Pilgrim Airlineswas renamed Pilgrim / Newair Airlines - February 20, 1985

Newair acquired and merged with Business Express Airlines - February 28, 1986

Sold to Aerocar Aviation Corporation - December 12, 1986

Registered to Business Express Airlines - August 11, 1988

Withdrawn from use and stored at Hartford (Bradley International) Airport, CT - July 09, 1990

Sold to North American Jet sales, Inc - October 05, 1990

Sold to Jack Prewitt & Associates, Inc - October 05, 1990

Registered to Jack Prewitt & Associates - October 26, 1990

Sold to Aviation Enterprises Inc - December 04, 1990

Registered to Aviation Enterprises, Inc - December 27, 1990

Stored at Hernando County Airport, Florida - 1990 to 1996

Sold to North American Jet sales, Inc - April 02, 1992

Sold to Chon Dal, Inc - April 02, 1992

Registered to Chon Dal Inc - September 16, 1992

The intended sale to Fezel (Nigeria) Ltd did not eventuate - December 1992

Leased to Taymi SA, Peru - April 01, 1996

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 04, 1996

Entered onto the Peruvian Aircraft Register as OB-1644 - ?

Aircraft was delivered but did not enter service

TAYMI SA ceased all operations due to bankruptcy - June 1996

Returned to lessor having not entered service - June 1996

Sold to Air Dabia, Gambia - August 1996

Delivered to Air Dabia via Shannon - August 29, 1996

Air Dabia suspended operations - December 1998

Withdrawn from service and stored Banjul-Serekunda Airport - December 1998

Aircraft had flown 56,729 hours with 68,314 cycles

Last seen at Banjul Airport intact but in very dusty and neglected condition - July 05, 2005

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-TFD. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1959.
VH-TFD. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - in the original livery at Proserpine Airport, date unknown.
VH-TFD. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - in the original livery at Proserpine Airport, date unknown..
VH-TFD. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'dayglow' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-TFD. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'dayglow' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-TFD. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'dayglow' livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.
VH-TFD. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, February 1964.
VH-TFD. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Canberra Airport, December 1965.
VH-TFD. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, January 1967.
VH-TFD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1979.
VH-TFD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1979.
VH-TFD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1980.
VH-TFD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, April 1980.
VH-TFD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1980.
VH-TFD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1980.
VH-TFD. AAS - in the basic TAA livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1980.
VH-TFD. AAS - in the basic TAA livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1980.
N1036P. AAS - in the basic TAA livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1981.
N1036P. AAS - in the basic TAA livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1981.
N141PM. Pilgrim Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 1983.
N141PM. Pilgrim Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 1983.
N141PM. Business Express - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1986.
N141PM. Business Express - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 1986.
N141PM. Business Express - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 1986.
N141PM. Business Express - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 1986.

 

 
N141PM. Business Express - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 1986.