VH-TQT. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102A. c/n 349.
Was also registered as: N852MA; C-GBSW; 5Y-VVS.
This aircraft was built for the Mesaba Airlines order
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GEOA - ?
Registered to de Havilland Canada
First flown as 'C-GEOA' - December 09, 1992
Accepted by Rainer Aircraft Leasing Inc at Toronto (Downsview) - January 13, 1993
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N852MA - January 13, 1993
Leased to Northwest Airlines - January 13, 1993
Sub-leased to Mesabe Airlines as the registered operator - January 13, 1993
Returned to Rainer Aircraft Leasing at the end of the lease - October 1997
Sold to de Havilland Canada - November 05, 1997
Transferred to de Havilland Canada Inc - December 01, 1997
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GBSW - ?
Leased to Air Nova as the registered operator - December 16, 1997
Returned to de Havilland Canada Inc at the end of the lease - October 14, 1998
Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines - October 1998
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQT - October 14, 1998
Registered to TAA Aviation Pty Ltd - February 23, 2006
Operated its final revenue service Armidale - Sydney (kingsford Smith) as QF2013 - July 14, 2008
Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as QF6302 - July 15, 2008
Placed in open storage at Brisbane Airport
Sold to Blue Bird Aviation, Nairobi, Kenya - September 2008
Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - September 15, 2008
Entered onto the Kenyan Aircraft Register as 5Y-VVS - September 16, 2008
Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Kenya - October 04, 2008
Ferry route: Brisbane - Mount Isa - Darwin - Denpasar - Medan - Colombo - Male - Mahe
Current with Blue Bird Aviation
VH-TQT. Sunstate - in the original 'QantasLink' livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 2923-713.)
VH-TQT. QantasLink - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2007.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 2923-714.)
5Y-VVS. Blue Nile Aviation - in the basic 'QantasLink' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2008.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 2923-715.)