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Withdrawn by TAA Airlines of New Guinea at Port Moresby Airport - October 31, 1973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Withdrawn from use and stored at Port Moresby Airport - October 04, 1979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Withdrawn from use and stored at Port Moresby Airport - March 1984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.