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

Was also registered as: N1036U; F-GAOT; OO-SVM; F-WKPX.

 

This was the last of six aircraft ordered new by Trans-Australia Airlines - March 09, 1956

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FAR (CofR653) - June 05, 1959

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as 'PH-FAR' - June 08, 1959

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

Registered to Australian National Airline Commission, Melbourne

Accepted by TAA at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - June 24, 1959

The aircraft was named 'Allan Cunningham'

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - June 30, 1959

It arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - July 08, 1959

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

Operated its first revenue service - July 19, 1959

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - July 30, 1959

It was repainted into the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne (Essendon) - February 1970

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

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

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

Operated its first East West revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Armidale - April 02, 1975

Returned to Trans-Australia Airlines at the end of lease - November 29, 1975

Returned to service with Trans-Australia Airlines - December 06, 1975

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

The aircraft had flown 42,740 hours with 51,372 cycles

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

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

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 17, 1980

The registration 'N1036U' was applied to the aircraft - October 17, 1980

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

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N1036U - ?

Sold to Evergreen International - March 01, 1981

Test flown at Melbourne as 'N1036U' - April 8, 1981

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Dinard, France - April 13, 1981

Cancelled from the United States 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 as the registered operator - October 01, 1981

Registered to Uni-Air International SA - April 01, 1985

Leased to Institut Geographique National EP (IGN) as the registered operator - 1986

Observed in the Uni-Air livery with 'DHL Worldwide Express' titles - January 1987

Leased to ServisAir Belgium CV as the registered operator - September 25, 1988

Sub-leased to Farner Air Transport AGas the registered operator - October 1988

Returned to ServisAir at the end of the 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 01, 1990

The 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 01, 1992

Ferried Brussels - Dinard for storage - March 02, 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

The aircraft had flown 47,224 hours with 56,078 cycles

Scrapped at Rotterdam Airport - October 1993

The cockpit section was sold to Joop van Daele Recycling BV - October 16, 1993

The cockpit section was observed displayed in a car showroom at Schiedam - 1996

Current status - ?

 

 

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the original 'dayglow' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-056.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the original 'dayglow' livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 25, 1959.

(J. Hopton Copyright Image 1993-521.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the original 'dayglow' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1960.

(J. Hopton Copyright Image 1993-155.)

VH-TFF. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Allan Cunningham' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1965.

(J. Hopton Copyright Image 1999-300.)

VH-TFF. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Allan Cunningham' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1966.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-540.)

VH-TFF. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Allan Cunningham' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 1966.

(G. Wilkes Collection Copyright Image 1999-382.)

VH-TFF. TAA - 'Allan Cunningham' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1969.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1993-467.)

VH-TFF. East-West - 'Allan Cunningham' in the 'T.A.A.' final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 23, 1975.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-118.)

VH-TFF. East-West - 'Allan Cunningham' in the 'T.A.A.' final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 23, 1975.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-928.)

VH-TFF. East-West - 'Allan Cunningham' in the 'T.A.A.' final livery at Canberra Airport, June 1975.

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1999-496.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the final livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1976.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-468.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the final livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 26, 1976.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-469.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the final livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 01, 1977.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-470.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 06, 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-584.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 12, 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-960.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 20, 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-959.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 09, 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-927.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 11, 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-966.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the final livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-262.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the final livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1980.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-472.)

VH-TFF. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Allan Cunningham' in the final livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-929.)

N1036U. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in the basic 'T.A.A.' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-030.)

N1036U. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in the basic 'T.A.A.' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-919.)

N1036U. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in the basic 'T.A.A.' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1980.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-352.)

N1036U. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in the basic 'T.A.A.' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1981.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-351.)

N1036U. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in the basic 'T.A.A.' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1981.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-349.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-065.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-970.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-967.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-066.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-067.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-972.)

OO-SVM. ServisAir - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-034.)

F-WKPX. ServisAir - in the standard livery at Rotterdam Airport, May 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-939.)