HISTORY: TRANS AUSTRALIA AIRLINES (TAA) was one of the two major Australian domestic airlines between its inception in 1946 and its merger with Qantas in September 1992. With the bill suitably amended to remove the monopoly provisions, the Australian National Airways Commission came into existence in February 1946. In 1986, after a change of airline management, the name Trans-Australia Airlines was controversially dropped, in favour of Australian Airlines. Associated with this image change was a new livery for the airlines' aircraft, which wore the title Australian.
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