VH-TFF. Fokker F.27-1002. c/n 10121.


Last of six aircraft ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines - March 9, 1956

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FAR (CofR653) - June 5, 1959

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-FAR - June 8, 1959

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TFF - June 24, 1959

Registered to Australian National Airline Commission

Accepted by TAA at Schiphol - June 24, 1959

Aircraft was named 'Allan Cunningham'

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - June 30, 1959

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - July 8, 1959

Flight crew: Capts D. Tennent, B. G. Ball; Navigator J. Webb

Operated first revenue service - July 19, 1959

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - July 30, 1959

Repainted into the 'blue tail' livery at Essendon Airport - February 1970

Was the 6th T.A.A. Friendship to be repainted into the new livery

Leased to East West Airlines in full Trans Australia Airlines livery - March 31, 1975

Lease was to cover the loss of the East West Friendship VH-EWL

Operated first East West revenue service Sydney-Armidale - April 2, 1975

Returned to T.A.A. at end of lease - November 29, 1975

Returned to service with TAA Trans Australia Airlines - December 6, 1975

Operated final T.A.A. revenue service - September 15, 1980

Aircraft had flown 42,740 hours with 51,372 cycles

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales (NSW) Pty Ltd - October 17, 1980

Trans Australia Airline markings removed from the aircraft - October 17, 1980

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 17, 1980

Registration marks 'N1036U' applied to the aircraft - October 17, 1980

AAS Australian Aircraft Sales titles applied to the aircraft - November 14, 1980

Entered onto the U.S. Aircraft Register as N1036U

Sold to Evergreen International - March 1, 1981

Test flown at Melbourne as N1036U - April 8, 1981

Departed Melbourne on delivery flight to Dinard, France - April 13, 1981

Cancelled from the U.S. Aircraft Register - August 10, 1981

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-GAOT - August 11, 1981

Registered to Compagnie Europeenne de Credit

Leased to Uni-Air International SA - October 1, 1981

Registered to Uni-Air International SA - April 1, 1985

Leased to Institut Geographique National EP (IGN) - 1986

Observed in full Unit-Air livery with DHL Worldwide Express titles - January 1987

Leased to ServisAir Belgium CV - September 25, 1988

Sub-leased to Farner Air Transport AG - October 1988

Returned to ServisAir at end of lease - November 1988

Registered to ServisAir Belgium - November 25, 1988

Sold to ServisAir Belgium CV - March 30, 1989

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-SVM - March 30, 1989

ServisAir was renamed Flanders Airlines CV - January 1, 1990

Aircraft was named 'Manon'

Registered to Flanders Airlines CV - April 23, 1990

Registered to Flanders Airlines CV / BNP Lease NV - March 27, 1991

Returned to BNP Lease NV and stored at Brussels Airport - February 1, 1992

Ferried Brussels-Dinard for storage - March 2, 1992

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-WKPX - March 25, 1993

Sold to Trans Oceanic Traders NV - April 14, 1993

Ferried Dinard-Rotterdam, Holland for storage - May 29, 1993

Aircraft had flown 47,224 hours with 56,078 cycles

Scrapped at Rotterdam Airport - October 1993

Cockpit section sold to Joop van Daele Recycling BV - October 16, 1993

Cockpit section observed in a car showroom at Schiedam - 1996


VH-TFF. Trans Australia Airlines - in the original 'day-glow' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-TFF. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'white tail' livery at Sydney Airport, May 1965.

VH-TFF. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'white tail' livery at Essendon Airport, April 1966.

VH-TFF. TAA - in the modified 'white tail' livery at Sydney Airport, June 1969.

VH-TFF. East West - in the TAA 'blue tail' livery at Sydney Airport, June 1975.

VH-TFF. East West - in the TAA 'blue tail' livery at Sydney Airport, June 1975.

VH-TFF. East West - in the TAA 'blue tail' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1975.

VH-TFF. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1976.

VH-TFF. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1976.

VH-TFF. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1977.

VH-TFF. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

VH-TFF. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

VH-TFF. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-TFF. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1980.

VH-TFF. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1980.

VH-TFF. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1980.

N1036U. AAS - in the basic TAA 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1980.

N1036U. AAS - in the basic TAA 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1980.

N1036U. AAS - in the basic TAA 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1981.

N1036U. AAS - in the basic TAA 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1981.

F-GAOT. Uni-Air - in the full livery at unknown airport, August 1981.

F-GAOT. Uni-Air - in the full livery at unknown airport, August 1981.

F-GAOT. DHL Worldwide Express - in the Uni-Air livery at unknown airport, May 1987.

F-GAOT. DHL Worldwide Express - in the Uni-Air livery at unknown airport, May 1987.

F-GAOT. Servisair - in the partial livery at unknown airport, December 1988.

OO-SVM. Servisair - in the partial livery at unknown airport, April 1989.

OO-SVM. Servisair - in the full livery at unknown airport, April 1991.

F-WKPX. Servisair - in the full livery at Rotterdam Airport, May 1993.