VH-BIS. Fairchild SA-226TC Metro II. c/n TC-284.

was also registered as: VH-WGW and VH-EER.


First flown as N5668M - February 1979

Powered by Garrett Turbine TPE331-3 engines

Arrived Melbourne's Essendon Airport at conclusion of delivery flight as N5468 - April 5, 1979

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BIS - April 12, 1979

Registered to Stillwell Aviation Pty Ltd

Leased to Business Jets (Australia) Pty Ltd as registered operator - April 12, 1979

Aircraft was named 'Charlie Brown'

Commenced operations with Bizjets - April 12, 1979

Bizjets ceased operations and aircraft was returned to Stillwell Aviation - May 16, 1980

Sold to Kendell Airlines - April 1981

Registered to Premiair Aviation Pty Ltd t/a Kendell Airlines - September 7, 1981

Registered to Kendell Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd - February 24, 1984

Kendell Airlines had became an Ansett subsidiary when Bodas Pty Ltd gained 100% ownership - June 1990

Bodas Pty Ltd was the holding company for TNT / News Ltd

Operated final revenue service Melbourne-Albury-Wagga Wagga as KD236 - July 14, 1994

Sold to International Air Parts, Brisbane - August 12, 1994

Registered to International Air Parts Pty Ltd - August 12, 1994

Reregistered as VH-WGW - January 31, 1995

Leased to Qwestair Pty Ltd - January 31, 1995

Leased to Pel-Air Pty Ltd - November 1995

Reregistered as VH-EER - April 9, 1998

Sub-leased to Royal Australian Air Force - April 30, 1999

Withdrawn from use - September 1999

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 23, 1999

Used by the RAAF as an instructional airframe at RAAF Wagga Wagga Traning Facility