VH-TQO. Fokker F.27-6152. c/n 10386.


 

Second of four aircraft ordered new by TAA - June 13, 1967

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FNI - December 06, 1968

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-FNI - December 09, 1968

Accepted by Trans Australia Airlines at Schiphol - December 17, 1968

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQO - December 17, 1968

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - December 17, 1968

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - December 18, 1968

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at conclusion of delivery flight - December 26, 1968

Aircraft was named 'Augustus Gregory'

Operated first revenue service - January 01, 1969

Repainted into the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - December 1970

Was the 16th T.A.A. Friendship to be repainted into the new livery

Withdrawn from use and placed in storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - 1983

Sold via Australian Aircraft Sales to Scandinavian Airlines System SAS - May 25, 1984

Departed Melbourne on ferry flight to Norway - June 20, 1984

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - July 02, 1984

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-RNZ - ?

Registered to Scandinavian Airlines System - November 28, 1984

Aircraft was named 'Vemund Viking'

Leased to Busy Bee, Norway - April 1, 1988 to June 13, 1988

Leased to Busy Bee, Norway - June 25, 1988 to October 07, 1988

Sold to Aircraft Finance & Trading - October 19, 1989

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FNI - February 01, 1990

Registered to Aircraft Finance & Trading

Aircraft had flown 41,817 hours and 43,875 cycles to date

Sold to Federal Express Corporation, USA

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - February 15, 1990

Entered onto Italian Aircraft Register as I-FEAB - February 15, 1990

Registered to Federal Express Corporation

Delivered to Federal Express - February 15, 1990

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N730FE - August 09, 1993

Operated by Corporate Air for Federal Express

Current

 


 

PH-FNI. TAA - in the 'white-tail' livery at Schiphol Airport, December 1968.

VH-TQO. TAA - in the 'white-tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1969.

VH-TQO. TAA - in the 'white-tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1969.
VH-TQO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-TQO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Canberra Airport, November 1980.

VH-TQO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1981.

VH-TQO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1982.

VH-TQO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport.

VH-TQO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1982.
 

VH-TQO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in its final livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1983.

VH-TQO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in its final livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1983.

 

VH-TQO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1984.

VH-TQO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1984.

VH-TQO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1984.
 

 

LN-RNZ. Scandinavian EuroLink - in the full livery at Stockholm Airport, April 1985.