VH-MKS. Fairchild SA-227TC Metro II. c/n TC-262.


First flown as N24AZ - September 1978

Powered by Garrett Turbine TPE331-10UA engines

Delivered to Cochise Airlines - October 1978

Leased to Air Medical Transport - October 1978

Sold to Air Virginia - January 1984

Air Virginia renamed AVAir - May 15, 1985

Sold to Fairchild Aircraft Coporation - December 1985

Sold to Air Midwest - February 1986

Sold to Nashville Eagle - January 1988

Sold to British Aerospace Inc - July 1990

Sold to Memphis Group Inc - September 1990

Sold to Beagle Aircraft Inc - April 1991

Sold to CAVE - September 1991

Entered onto the Venezuelan Aircraft Register as YV-472C

Sold to Gustavo Conde - November 2, 1995

Sold to General Aviation Services Inc - November 3, 1995

Entered onto the U.S. Aircraft Register as N49GW

Leased to Ketchikan Air Services - April 1996

Returned to lessor - August 1996

Sold to Aerospace Materials - August 26, 1996

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-MKS - September 12, 1996

Leased to Eastland Air - September 1996

Sub-leased to Bencol Pty Ltd - July 1998

Operated by Inland Pacific Air - July 1998

Returned to Eastland Air - August 1998

Operated by Island Link Air Charter Pty Ltd - February 1999

Operated by Island Pacific Air - February 1999

Sold to Hardy Aviation (N.T.) Pty Ltd - February 2003

Registered to Hardy Aviation (N.T.) Pty Ltd - May 19, 2005

Current with Hardy Aviation - 2010


VH-MKS. Eastland Air - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1996.