In 1946 TAA (Trans-Australian Airlines) was formed, with its head quarters based at Essendon Aerodrome.

The company played a major part in the development of the Australian domestic air transport industry. The establishment of TAA broke the previous domestic air transport monopoly held by Australian National Airways (ANA).

It was also during these early years at Essendon that TAA supported the Flying Doctor Services of Australia by providing aircraft, pilots and engineers to ensure every emergency was answered quickly. In a full circle moment, many years later the RFDS now inhabit the exact same building previously held by TAA.


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