VH-TQR. Fokker F.27-6173. c/n 10440.


 

The registration marks 'PH-EXB' requested by Fokker - May 28, 1970

The registration marks were painted on the aircraft - July 10, 1970

First flown as PH-EXB - July 15, 1970

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXB with export registration E-003 - July 29, 1970

Registered to Fokker-VFW N.V., Holland

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQR - July 29, 1970

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Accepted by Trans-Australia Airlines at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - July 29, 1970

Painted in the 'blue tail' livery by Fokker before the aircraft was delivered

This was the 11th T.A.A. Friendship to acquire the new livery

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - July 29, 1970

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - August 1970

Aircraft was named 'William Hovell'

Operated first revenue service - August 14, 1970

Ownership was transferred to Australian Airlines - August 04, 1986

Operated final revenue service - October 10, 1986

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) and placed in open storage - October 14, 1986

Sold to Air Queensland - December 11, 1986

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane on delivery to Air Queensland - December 11, 1986

Entered service with Air Queensland in the basic Trans-Australia livery - December 12, 1986

Registered to Air Queensland Ltd - January 26, 1987

Withdrawn from service - 1988

Sold to Conair Aviation Ltd, Canada for use as a fire-bomber

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 09, 1988

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FBDY - March 11, 1988

Converted to tanker configuration for fire-fighting

Sold to Securite Civile - March 1991

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-ZBFG - ?

Withdrawn from service and stored Dinard, France - March 2003

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - December 2004

Observed at Marseille / Marignane with test registration F-WQVG - January 14, 2005

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-TQR. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1976.

VH-TQR. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1976.

VH-TQR. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Albury Airport, October 1977.

VH-TQR. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

VH-TQR. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-TQR. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, January 1980.
VH-TQR. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1980.

VH-TQR. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1980.

VH-TQR. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1983.

VH-TQR. TAA Trans Australia - in the 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1984.

 

VH-TQR. TAA Trans Australia - in the 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1984.
VH-TQR. Air Queensland - in basic Trans Australia 'camel hump' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1987.

VH-TQR. Air Queensland - basic Trans Australia 'camel hump' livery at Cairns Airport, October 1987.

VH-TQR. Air Queensland - basic Trans Australia 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1987.

VH-TQR. Air Queensland - basic Trans Australia 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1988.

C-FBDY. Conair - in basic Trans Australia 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1988.

C-FBDY. Conair - in basic Trans Australia 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1988.

C-FBDY. Conair - in the standard livery at Abbotsford Airport, June 1990.

 

C-FBDY. Conair - in the standard livery at Abbotsford Airport, July 1990.

F-ZBFG. Securite Civile - in the basic Conair livery at Marseille Airport, August 1991.

F-ZBFG. Securite Civile - in the standard livery at Marseille Airport, May 1995.

F-ZBFG. Securite Civile - in the standard livery at Marseille Airport, date unknown.
 

 

F-WQVG. Securite Civile - in the standard livery at Marseille Airport, February 2005.