This YS-11 was delivered new to Transair August 1968, along with it's sister ship (CF-TAM). After the merger with Pacific Western Airlines, the turbo-props were deemed surplus and sold in October 1979 to Pinehurst Airlines.
Coming to Transair April 1973 via Fairchild Hiller (N286FH), this F-28 was sold in 1979 as they merged with Pacific Western Airlines. Going to Air Niugini as P2-ANF, it's last flight was February 9, 2004. Donated to Aviation Australia, the airliner was ferried to Brisbane to become VH-XNG for use as an apprentice trainer. This is a different aircraft than C-FTAY that was operated by Canadian Regional and Canadian North (c/n 11084).