VH-TFH. Fokker F.27-7023. c/n 10176.

was also registered as: VH-JCC.


Ordered new by Braathens-SAFE A/S - March 5, 1960

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FCP (CofR790) - April 26, 1961

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-FCP - May 9, 1961

Delivered new to Braathens-SAFE - May 18, 1961

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-SUG

Leased to Luxembourgeoise de Navigation Aerienne t/a Luxair - October 9, 1966

Returned to Braathens-SAFE at end of lease - May 19, 1967

Sold to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker - May 19, 1969

Cancelled from the Norwegian Aircraft Register - May 20, 1969

Converted to a Series 700 aircraft with larger fuel tanks, large freight door, upgraded engines

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FCP (CorR1575)

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as Series 7023 aircraft PH-FCP - December 23, 1969

Leased to Trans Australia Airlines - December 30, 1969

Lease was to cover the withdrawl of Vickers Viscounts from the fleet

Accepted by Trans Australia Airlines at Amsterdam - December 30, 1969

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TFH - December 30, 1969

Registered to Australian National Airline Commission

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - December 31, 1969

Painted in the T.A.A. 'blue tail' livery at Amsterdam before delivery

Was the 4th T.A.A. Friendship to be painted in the new livery

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - January 2, 1970

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - January 11, 1970

Delivery route: Amsterdam-Brindisi-Athens-Beirut-Bahrein-Karachi-Delhi-Calcutta-Bangkok-

Singapore-Jakarta-Denpasar-Darwin-Alice Springs-Adelaide-Melbourne

Konown flight crew: Capt R. Hume

Aircraft was named 'George Bass'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne-Devonport-Melbourne - January 23, 1970

Aircraft was renamed 'Ernest Giles' - February 27, 1971

Operated final revenue service Melbourne-Devonport-Melbourne - May 26, 1971

Aircraft had flown 21,026 hours with 24,943 cycles

Departed Melbourne on delivery to Fokker at end of lease in full T.A.A. livery - June 2, 1971

Flight crew: Capts F. Savage, D. Crane; Engineer N. Young

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 18, 1971

Placed in storage at Woensdrecht

Sold to Lufttransport Unternehem GmbH & Co t/a LTU - February 11, 1972

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-BEKU

Accepted by LTU - March 15, 1972

Leased to Interregional Fluggesellschaft t/a IFG - March 29, 1972

Returned to LTU at end of lease - April 1, 1974

Sold to Flugfelag Island HF t/a Icelandair - May 6, 1974

Entered onto the Icelandic Aircraft Register as TF-FIP - May 6, 1974

Aircraft was named 'Gunnfaxi'

Reregistered as TF-FLP - September 21, 1979

Airline renamed Flugleidir - October 1, 1979

Sold to Aircraft Sales Company - February 15, 1980

Sold to Pilgrim Aviation & Airlines Inc - February 19, 1980

Entered onto the U.S. Aircraft Register as N146PM - March 12, 1980

Registered to Pilgrim Aviation & Airlines, Inc

Leased to Icelandair in basic Pilgrim Airlines livery - January 22, 1981

Returned to Pilgrim Airlines at end of lease - February 15, 1982

Transferred to Business Express on merger with Pilgrim Airlines - February 28, 1986

Withdrawn from service and stored at Hanford-Bradley International Airport - July 1986

Sold to Aeron Aviation Corporation - January 1987

Sold to Stephen Krueger as owner trustee of Charter Cruise Air - December 18, 1987

Sold to Charter Cruise Air Ltd t/a CCA Aircruising Australia - December 31, 1987

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-JCC - February 25, 1988

Registered to Charter Cruise Air Ltd

Leased to National Party of New Zealand for 1993 elections - 1993

Aircraft had 'Spirit of Recovery' titles applied to lower fuselage

Flight crew: Capts M. McPhail, M. Dorrian, M. Morley (all CCA); F/A J. Tawhai, J. Troon

Leased to Air Niugini - September 1994

Returned to Charter Cruise Air at end of lease - December 27, 1994

Registered to Aircruising Australia Ltd - October 31, 1995

Sold to Australian Flyers Pty Ltd - November 1997

Withdrawn from use and placed in open storage at Tamworth and used for spares - 2000

Aircraft had flown 46,109 hours with 52,386 cycles

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 22, 2002


LN-SUG. Braathens SAFE - in the original livery at Oslo Airport, January 1962.

TF-FIP. Icelandair - in the old IFG livery at Reykjavik Airport, May 1975.

TF-FIP. Icelandair - in the revised livery at Reykjavik Airport, August 1979.

 

TF-FLP. Flugfelag Island - in the revised livery at Reykjavik Airport, November 1979.

 

N146PM. Pilgrim Airlines - in the full livery at unknown airport, December 1980.

N146PM. Flugleidir - in the basic Pilgrim livery at Reykjavik Airport, December 1981.

N146PM. Charter Cruise Air - in the all-white livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, December 1987.

N146PM. Charter Cruise Air - in the all-white livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, December 1987.

N146PM. Charter Cruise Air - in the all-white livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, February 1988.

VH-JCC. Aircruising Australia - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1988.

VH-JCC. Aircruising Australia - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1990.

VH-JCC. The Spirit of Recovery - in basic Aircruising livery at Wellington Airport, June 1993.

VH-JCC. Air Niugini - in the Aircruising livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1994.

VH-JCC. Air Niugini - in the Aircruising livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1994.

VH-JCC. Niugini - in the Aircruising livery at Brisbane Airport, February 1995.

VH-JCC. Aircruising Australia - in the full livery in open storage Tamworth Airport, October 2001.