VH-TQF. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102. c/n 067.
Was also registered as: N801AW; VH-QQI; P2-MCW.
Construction of this aircraft was completed and rolled out at Downsview - February 13, 1987
First flown as 'C-GFYI' - ?
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC120A turboprop engines
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as 'N801AW' - February 26, 1987
Registered to - ?
Leased to America West Airlines as the registered operator
Sold to Gilman-Montrose Timber & Leasing Co - January 1989
Transferred to Stephen G. Morison - February 28, 1991
The America West lease was terminated and it was returned to Stephen G. Morison - July 1992
Withdrawn from use and placed in storage at Goodyear, Arizona - July 1992
Sold to Bombardier Capital Inc - March 01, 1993
The aircraft remained stored at Goodyear, AZ
Sold to Eastern Australia Airlines - October 31, 1993
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 22, 1993
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQF - November 25, 1993
Registered to TAA Aviation Pty Ltd - February 23, 2006
Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator
QantasLink / Eastern ceased operations in South Australia - June 28, 2006
It operated the final service Port Lincoln - Adelaide (West Beach) as QF2063 - June 28, 2006
Operated its final revenue service Canberra - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF1452 - March 07, 2008
Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Mildura for storage as QF6302 - March 07, 2008
It was observed stored at Mildura without titles
Ferried Mildura - Brisbane as QF6301 - April 22, 2008
Departed Brisbane for Port Morseby on delivery to Airlines PNG - May 03, 2008
Reregistered as VH-QQI - May 09, 2008
Registered to Skytrans Regional Pty Ltd
Sold to Airlines of PNG - ?
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 22, 2010
Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-MCW - April 22, 2010
Current with Airlines of PNG
VH-TQF. Eastern Australia - in the 'QantasLink' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 10, 1994.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 2923-374.)
VH-TQF. Eastern Australia - in the 'QantasLink' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 12, 1994.
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VH-TQF. Eastern Australia - in the 'QantasLink' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
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VH-TQF. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 2004.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 2923-377.)
VH-QQI. Skytrans - in the standard livery with additional 'Cairns Tiapans' basketball team logo at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.
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