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User currently offlineRAAFController From Australia, joined May 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

Does anyone know what happened to the QF A300's that they aquired in taking over Australian Airlines? If i recall there were 4, and at the time QF had trouble selling them. There were maintenance issues. Does anyone know the story?

Cheers,

Dave

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User currently offlineVunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

They all went to Express.net Airlines.

VH-TAA is registered N370PC
VH-TAC is registered N371PC
VH-TAD is registered N372PC
VH-TAE is registered N373PC


User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

Hi,

all 4 (VH-TAA,TAC,TAD,TAE) were sold and converted to freighters. Currently, they are flying with Express.Net Airlines hauling cargo with U.S. registrations. I do not remember, however, QF having problems selling them. They were nice changes to QF fleet at the time, and passengers liked them quite a bit.

Regards,

VH-OJO


User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Everyone seems to be forgetting the second one that TN bought - VH-TAB.

I think that this one went to Air Niugini (one of two, one of which was retruned after a while) - not sure what happened after it left there.

Dave


User currently offlineVunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

VH-TAB is flying with Japan Air System with reg. JA8263

User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1483 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 994 times:

I do recall when VH-TAA passed through Singapore Changi Airport on its delivery flight . . . smartly painted in the beautiful livery of Trans Australian Airlines.

And the Country Manager of TAA in Singapore, Mr Len Lambourne was very hospitable in letting me get a close-up look at this beauty!

Subsequent delivery flights seemed to transit BKK instead.

KC Sim
Bangkok


User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 982 times:

The TAA livery that they were introduced in -


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Photo © Clive Dyball



- whilst nice, was nothing compared to the Australian Airlines livery, one of the best liveries to ever grace an aircraft.

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Photo © Brian Wilkes



:D


User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 972 times:

"VH-TAB is flying with Japan Air System with reg. JA8263"

Photo of it in JAS colours (like the old Airbus House colours) is on page 32 of Colin Addison's book "Airbus".

Interestingly "Airliners in Australian Service" by Eric Allen lists it as going to "TOA Domestic Airlines"?



"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 969 times:

"- whilst nice, was nothing compared to the Australian Airlines livery, one of the best liveries to ever grace an aircraft."

Agree.

Be interesting to see if QF revive it for the "new" "Australian Airlines"?




"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 944 times:

FYI Japan Air System (JAS) is the new name for TOA Domestic Airlines- sometimes referred to as "TDA" just to add confusion!

User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 913 times:

Thanks for confirming that.

Regards

Rob



"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 903 times:

My favourite Airline and my favourite airlines aircraft.
Hence the username.

In luv the Australian Airlines livery aswell, i would be over joyed to see something similar return.

I have nothing productive to say other than that, but since its so dear to my heart, i thought i should atleast comment  Smile


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