Air Queensland

IATA Code: -


Known As: Air Queensland

Full Name: Air Queensland Pty Ltd

Country: Australia

Call sign:  Bushair

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Brief History

Bush Pilots Airways was formed in 1951 and operated in Queensland, Australia until 1988.

One of its first aircraft was a  De Haviland DH-90 "Dragonfly" registered as VH-AAD. This was purchased from Adastra Airways Ltd in Sydney in 1951 and flown to Cairns, Queensland by Bush Pilots founder Bob Norman.

In May 1972 Bush Pilots absorbed Queensland Pacific Airways Ltd, taking over its DC-3 aircraft.

In 1978 Bush Pilots Airways changed their name to BPA.
On the 1 December 1981 BPA became Air Queensland.

The Air Queensland name ceased to exist on 30 April 1988, after being absorbed by Australian Airlines (formerly Trans Australia Airlines, later QANTAS). The last General Manager was Ron Entsch.

Aircraft used:

ATR 42
Britten-Norman Trislander
Cessna 404 Titan
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Douglas DC-3
Fairchild Metro
Fokker F.27 Friendship with 9 aircraft operated through its history.
GAF Nomad

Information Source: Wikipedia