VH-TFW. Fokker F.27-2061. c/n 10253.


Ordered new by All Nippon Airways

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FFU - June 3, 1964

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-FFU - June 4, 1964

Accepted by All Nippon Airways at Schiphol as JA-8631 - June 17, 1964

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - June 25, 1964

Sold to Trans Australia Airlines - May 12, 1972

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TFW - June 5, 1972

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - June 14, 1972

Flight crew: Capts A. Fraser, M. Virtue; Engineer B. Evans

Aircraft was named 'John Murray'

Repainted into the 'blue tail' livery at Tullamarine Airport - November 1972

Was the 19th T.A.A. Friendship to be repainted into the new livery

Operated first revenue service with T.A.A. - December 20, 1972

Operated last revenue service with T.A.A. - February 5, 1982

Withdrawn from service and stored at Brisbane

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 16, 1982

Sold to Rio Sul - September 16, 1982

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PT-LDJ

Withdrawn from use and offered for sale - 1989

Cancelled from Brazilian Aircraft Register - October 26, 1989

Sold to Pakistan International Airways becoming - January 11, 1990

Entered onto the Pakistani Aircraft Register as AP-BDQ

Reportedly withdrawn from use and stored - 2004


JA-8631. All Nippon Airways - in its final livery at unknown airport, May 1968.

VH-TFW. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1976.

VH-TFW. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1976.

VH-TFW. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1976.

VH-TFW. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Canberra Airport, November 1979.

VH-TFW. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Canberra Airport, November 1979.

VH-TFW. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1980.

PT-LDJ. Rio Sul - in basic TAA 'blue tail' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1982.

PT-LDJ. Rio Sul - in the full livery at Rio De Janiero Airport, May 1988.

AP-BDQ. Pakistan - in the full livery at Sharjar Airport, May 1999.