The plaques below are mounted on the poles that support
Honourable Pius Wingti (Paias)
Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation
DC3 Skyliner entered service with Trans-Australia Airlines
on 27th September 1965, on regular passenger operations in
Papua / New Guinea.
the annals of aviation history and the general interest
of the travelling public. It is recorded that this is the
original aircraft presented by General Dwight D. Eisenhower
to General Bernard Montgomery in 1945 for his personal
use throughout Europe.
Prior to entering TAA service, it was the personal executive
V.I.P. aircraft of the Greek shipping magnate, Stampos Niarchos,
and had logged only 4543 hours - - probably the lowest total
number of flying hours of any DC-3 flying in the world today.
above plaque was removed from P2-ANQ when it completed
service in 1977.
aircraft, in Air Niugini livery, is mounted as a living
memory to all those civil airmen who have given their lives
in Papua New Guinea.
with five other Trans Australian Airlines and six Ansett
Airlines of Papua New Guinea Douglas DC3's entered service
with Air Niugini on November 1973.
aircraft that developed Papua New Guinea has earned this
DC3 - P2 ANQ
Restoration Carried out By
AIR NIUGINI ENGINEERING WORKSHOPS
Acran Primer and Paint Finish
For This Aircraft Generously Donated By
DULUX (PNG) PTY LTD
The DC3 has undergone another refurbishment in July 2007. Here
are some photographs from that exercise.
Air Niugini History - Airlines
of PNG History
Updated 20 Aug, 2008
© 2004 - Trevor Michie