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

 

This was the second of four aircraft ordered new by Trans-Australia Airlines - 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 Amsterdam (Schiphol) - December 17, 1968

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

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - December 17, 1968

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - December 18, 1968

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - December 26, 1968

The aircraft was named 'Augustus Gregory'

Operated first revenue service - January 01, 1969

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

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Withdrawn from use and placed in storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - 1983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

The aircraft was named 'Vemund Viking'

Leased to Busy Bee, Norway - April 01, 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

The 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 United States Aircraft Register as N730FE - August 09, 1993

Operated by Corporate Air for Federal Express

Current

 

PH-FNI. TAA - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, December 1968.

(Fokker Heritage Trust via H. Groen Collection Copyright Image 1993-557.)

VH-TQO. TAA - 'Augustus Gregory' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1969.

(B. Colledge Copyright Image 1993-060.)

VH-TQO. TAA - 'Augustus Gregory' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1969.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-012.)

VH-TQO. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Augustus Gregory' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-532.)

VH-TQO. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Augustus Gregory' in the standard livery at Canberra Airport, November 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-192.)

VH-TQO. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Augustus Gregory' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1981.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-310.)

VH-TQO. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Augustus Gregory' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1982.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-309.)

VH-TQO. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Augustus Gregory' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1982.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-307.)

VH-TQO. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Augustus Gregory' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1982.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-011.)

VH-TQO. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Augustus Gregory' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-822.)

VH-TQO. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - 'Augustus Gregory' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-332.)

VH-TQO. TAA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1984.

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1999-442.)

VH-TQO. TAA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1984.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-306.)

VH-TQO. TAA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1984.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-308.)

LN-RNZ. Scandinavian Eurolink - 'Vemund Viking' in the standard livery at Stockholm Airport, April 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-999.)