VH-TFI. Fokker F.27-2002. c/n 10134.


Third of five aircraft ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines - December 5, 1957

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FBB (CofR679) - September 22, 1959

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-FBB - September 24, 1959

Accepted by Trans Australia Airlines at Schiphol - October 5, 1959

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TFI - October 5, 1959

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission

Aircraft was named 'Frank Hann'

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - October 10, 1959

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - October 20, 1959

Flight crew: Capts N. McKeough, W. Jennings; Navigator R. Blanchard

Used on demonstration tour of New Zealand for KNV Fokker - October 22 - 27, 1959

Operated first revenue service with T.A.A. - October 29, 1959

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - October 30, 1959

Transferred to New Guinea operations - February 22, 1967

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

Was the 9th T.A.A. Friendship to be repainted into the new livery

Airlines of New Guinea titles applied to the aircraft during the repainting

Aircraft was renamed 'Port Moresby' - May 8, 1970

Withdrawn from use at Port Moresby - October 31, 1973

Sold to Papua New Guinea National Airlines t/a Air Niugini - November 1, 1973

Registered to Papua New Guinea National Airlines - February 4, 1974

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 6, 1974

Aircraft had flown 27,450 hours with 28,276 cycles

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-TFI - July 1, 1974

Registered to Papua New Guinea National Airlines

Reregistered P2-ANB - December 30, 1975

Reregistered P2-ANZ - June 15, 1979

Withdrawn from use and placed in storage at Port Moresby - October 4, 1979

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - April 26, 1980

Sold to Aircraft Sales Company, Springfield, U.S.A. - September 22, 1980

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TFI - September 22, 1980

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - September 23, 1980

Entered onto the U.S. Aircraft Register as N1036S - September 23, 1980

Leased to British Midland Airways - September 1980

Returned to Aircraft Sales Company - September 7, 1982

Aircraft placed in open storage at East Midland Airport - 1982

Leased to Air North Inc of South Burlington, Vermont - November 1, 1983

Accepted by Air North at East Midlands Airport - November 26, 1983

Transferred to Brockway Air following merger with Air North - October 1, 1984

Returned to Aircraft Sales Company - December 31, 1984

Sold to Servicos Aereos Regionais SA t/a Rio Sul - January 1985

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PT-LGH - April 24, 1985

Sold to Pakistan international Airlines - September 12, 1989

Accepted by Pakistan International Airlines at Porto Alegre, Brazil - May 1990

Entered onto the Pakistani Aircraft Register as AP-BDR - May 17, 1990

Aircraft was named 'City of Jhang'

Grounded by Pakistani C.A.A. at Karachi - July 12, 2006

Aircraft had flown 79,206 hours with 80,240 cycles

Donated to the Pakistan Air Force for preservation and display - 2007


VH-TFI. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'dayglow tail' livery at Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-TFI. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the 'white tail' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-TFI. TAA Airlines of New Guinea - in the 'blue tail' livery at Essendon Airport, May 1970.

VH-TFI. TAA Airlines of New Guinea - in the 'blue tail' livery at Essendon Airport, May 1970.

P2-TFI. Air Niugini Papua New Guinea National Airline at Melbourne Airport, September 1974.

P2-ANB. Air Niugini Papua New Guinea National Airline in full livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1977.

P2-ANZ. Air Niugini- in the basic livery at Port Moresby Airport, December 1979.

N1036S. British Midland - in the old livery at unknown airport, April 1981.

N1036S. British Midland - in the old livery at Nottingham Airport, May 1982.

N1036S. British Midland - in the old livery East Midlands Airport, June 1983.

AP-BDR. Pakistan - in the full livery at Sharjah Airport, November 1995.

AP-BDR. Pakistan - in the full livery at Sharjah Airport, January 2001.

AP-BDR. Pakistan - in the modified livery with new tail design at Sharjah Airport, February 2002.

AP-BDR. Pakistan - in the modified livery with new tail design at Sharjah Airport, March 2002.

AP-BDR. Pakistan - in the final livery at Sharjah Airport, date unknown.