VH-TFJ. Fokker F.27-2002. c/n 10135.
Fourth of five aircraft ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines - December 05, 1957
Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FBC (CofR681) - Ocober 05, 1959
Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker, Holland
First flown as PH-FBC - October 07, 1959
Accepted by Trans Australia Airlines at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - October 21, 1959
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TFJ - October 21, 1959
Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne
Aircraft was named 'Fred Brockman'
Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - October 21, 1959
Carried out a demonstration flight at Athens for Fokker - October 22, 1959
Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - October 30, 1959
Flight crew: Captains W. O. James, W .D. Young; Navigator W. A. J. Brown
Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - October 30, 1959
Operated first revenue service - November 07, 1959
Transferred to New Guinea operations - May 01, 1970
Aircraft was renamed 'Rabaul' - May 1970
Repainted into the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - May 1970
Was the 8th T.A.A. Friendship to be repainted into the new livery
Airlines of New Guinea titles applied to the aircraft during the repainting
Withdrawn by TAA Airlines of New Guinea at Port Moresby Airport - October 31, 1973
Sold to Papua New Guinea National Airlines t/a Air Niugini - October 31, 1973
Registered to Papua New Guinea National Airlines
Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-TFJ - January 23, 1974
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 06, 1974
Aircraft had flown 27,805 hours with 27,335 cycles at date of cancellation
Reregistered P2-ANC - December 02, 1975
Withdrawn from use and stored at Port Moresby Airport - October 04, 1979
Returned to service - April 1980
Withdrawn from use and stored at Port Moresby Airport - March 1984
Sold to Air UK - July 15, 1984
Arrived Norwich Airport at the conclusion of the ferry flight - August 10, 1984
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BLML - September 20, 1984
Leased to Rolls Poyce Pty Ltd for use as a testbed for the RR Dart 7 Mk-551/2 engines - May 08, 1985
Returned to Air Uk at the end of the lease - July 1985
Sold to Nordic Oil Services Ltd - February 13, 1987
Sold to Department of Agriculture & Fisheries Protection Agency, Scotland - February 27, 1987
Registered to Department of Agriculture & Fisheries Protection Agency
Reregistered as G-SOFS - February 27, 1987
Converted for maritime reconnaissance duties and rolled out - July 01, 1987
Operated by Harvest Air Ltd
Operated last flight and was flown to Southend Airport for storage / sale - November 29, 1991
Aircraft was permanently withdrawn from use
Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - December 03, 1991
Sold to Field Aircraft Services Ltd for spares - December 15, 1991
Parted out at Southend Airport by British Air Ferries Ltd - January 1992
Aircraft had flown 52,799 hours with 47,896 cycles
VH-TFJ. TAA The Nations Jetline - full the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
P2-TFJ. Air Niugini Papua New Guinea National Airline - in the standard livery at Brisbane, date unknown.
P2-ANC. Air Niugini Papua New Guinea National Airline - in the standard livery at Melbourne, May 1977.
P2-ANC. Air Niugini Papua New Guinea National Airline - standard livery at Port Moresby, November 1977.
P2-ANC. Air Niugini National Airline of Papua New Guinea - standard livery at Port Moresby, January 1982
P2-ANC. Air Niugini - in the basic livery at Port Moresby Airport, June 1984.
P2-ANC. Air Niugini - in the basic livery at Norwich Airport, August 1984.
G-BLML. Air UK - in the original livery at unknown airport, August 1986.
G-SOFS. Scottish Fisheries - in the standard livery at Manchester Airport, August 1989.