VH-TQS. Fokker F.27-6173. c/n 10441.


 

Registration 'PH-EXB' requested by Fokker-VFW with export registration E-004 - May 28, 1970

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXB - July 31, 1970

Registered to Fokker-VFW N.V, Schiphol-Oost, Holland

First flown as PH-EXB - July 31, 1970

Accepted by Trans-Australia Airlines at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - August 12, 1970

The aircraft was painted in the new corporate livery by Fokker before it was delivered

It was the 12th T.A.A. Friendship to acquire the new livery

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - August 12, 1970

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQS - August 12, 1970

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Ferried Amsterdam (Schiphol) - Melbourne (Essrndon) - August 1970

The aircraft was named 'Hamilton Hume'

Operated first revenue service - August 29, 1970

Rolled out in new 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - May 13, 1984

Aircraft was renamed 'Edmund Kennedy' at Brisbane - May 22, 1984

Trans Australia Airlines was renamed Australian Airlines - August 04, 1986

Operated last T.A.A. revenue service Charleville - Roma - Brisbane as TN247 - October 24, 1986

Leased to Air Queensland - October 25, 1986

Returned to Australian Airlines at Melbourne (Tullamarine) on termination of the lease - December 13, 1986

Ownership was transferred to Australian Airlines - July 11, 1988

Leased to Air North - October 30, 1989 to May 1990

Leased to Australian Regional Airlines - May 19, 1990 to January 25, 1991

Withdrawn from service and placed in open storage at Cairns

Damaged at Cairns when the undercarriage was retracted on the ramp during maintenance - January 29, 1991

Ferried Cairns - Brisbane for the rectification of the damage - February 02, 1991

Repaired and stored at Brisbane Airport

Aircraft had flown 37,829.54 hours with 38, 613 cycles as of February 02, 1991

Ownership transferred to Qantas Airways Ltd - December 08, 1993

Sold to International Air Parts - November 18, 1994

Offered for immediate sale by International Air Parts for $US 1.4 million - 1996

Ferried Brisbane - Tamworth for painting in I.A.T. livery - May 1997

Sold to Indonesian Air Transport - June 1997

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 24, 1997

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-TSK - June 25, 1997

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Indonesia - June 27, 1997

Arrived Jakarta at the conclusion of the ferry flight - June 28, 1997

Ferry route: Brisbane - Longreach - Mt Isa - Darwin - Sumba - Surakarta - Jakarta

Damaged when it overshot the runway on landing at Matak Island Airport - December 01, 1999

Aircraft had flown 40,209 hours with 39,562 cycles

Repaired by Fokker Services and returned to service

Withdrawn from I.A.T. service and stored at Jakarta (Halim) - 2003

Sold to Asia Avia - January 18, 2004

Reregistered as PK-YYD - ?

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1979.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, January 1980.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the blue tail livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1980.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in thestandard livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1983.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1983.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, August 1983.
 

 

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in thestandard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1983.

 

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia - in 'camel hump' livery without titles at Melbourne Airport, May 1984.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia - in 'camel hump' livery without titles at Melbourne Airport, May 1984.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia - in 'camel hump' livery without titles at Melbourne Airport, May 1984.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia - in the 'camel hump' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1984.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia - in the 'camel hump' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1984.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia - in the 'camel hump' livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1985.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia - in the 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1986.

VH-TQS. TAA Trans Australia - in the 'camel hump' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1986.

VH-TQS. Air Queensland - in the basic TAA 'camel hump' livery at Cairns Airport, October 1986.

VH-TQS. Air Queensland - in the basic TAA 'camel hump' livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1986.

VH-TQS. Air Queensland - in the basic TAA 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1987.

VH-TQS. Air Queensland - in the basic TAA 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1987.

VH-TQS. Australian - in the standard livery at Townsville Airport, May 1989.

VH-TQS. Australian - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, October 1989.

VH-TQS. Air North - in the basic Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1989.

VH-TQS. Air North - in the basic Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1990.

VH-TQS. Australian Regional - in the Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1990.

VH-TQS. International Air Parts - in basic Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1993.

 

VH-TQS. International Air Parts - in basic Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1993.

VH-TQS. Indonesian Air Transport - in the basic livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1997.

VH-TQS. Indonesia Air Transport - in the basic livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1997.

VH-TQS. Indonesia Air Transport - in the basic livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1997.
 

PK-TSK. Indonesia Air Transport - in the standard livery at Jakarta Airport, July 2002.

PK-TSK. Indonesia Air Transport - in the standard livery at Jakarta Airport, July 2002.