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265 - DHC-8-103 N637AR AAR Airlift Group, Palm Bay, FL [EP Aviation LLC]

To Big Horn Airways Inc., Sheridan, WY 18-Sep-2018. This aircraft has been parked at Great Falls, MT since 02-Feb-2017, when it arrived from Malta.

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Spicejet’s next Q400 is seen below in full c/s on 29-Aug-2018 with thanks to Ken Swartz.

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©


85 - DHC-8-102 C-GJSV Wasaya Airways Ltd., Thunder Bay, ON

Registered to North Bay Leasing Inc., North Bay, ON 11-Oct-2018.


160 - DHC-8-102 XA-UQY Transportes Aéreos Terrestres S.A., Durango [Goldcorp Inc.]

Registered to K. Dawson & Associates Inc., Sidney, BC 02-Oct-2018 as C-GOKN. Aircraft is parked at North Bay, ON.


234 - DHC-8-311 2-ELIX Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin [Elix Assets 2]

Registered 30-Aug-2018. Flew Muskoka, ON - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavik - Prestwick - Luxembourg - Corfu - Sharm el Sheikh 03/04-Oct-2018 on delivery to Silverstone Air Services.


4019 - DHC-8-402 2-CAUL Aerocentury Corp., Burlingame, CA

Has been acquired by Voyageur Avparts Inc., North Bay, ON for reduction to parts.


4053 - DHC-8-402 N410QX Horizon Air Inc., Seattle, WA [Horizon Air Industries]

Flew Portland, OR - Tucson, AZ 19-Apr-2018; to Wells Fargo Trust Company, Salt Lake City, UT 30-May-2018.


4055 - DHC-8-402 N411QX Horizon Air Inc., Seattle, WA [Horizon Air Industries]

Flew Portland, OR - Tucson, AZ 15-May-2018; to Wells Fargo Trust Company, Salt Lake City, UT 17-Aug-2018.


4060 - DHC-8-402 N413QX Horizon Air Inc., Seattle, WA [Horizon Air Industries]

Flew Portland, OR - Tucson, AZ 14-Jul-2018; to Wells Fargo Trust Company, Salt Lake City, UT 17-Aug-2018.


4061 - DHC-8-402 N414QX Horizon Air Inc., Seattle, WA [Horizon Air Industries]

Flew Portland, OR - Tucson, AZ 07-Aug-2018; to Wells Fargo Trust Company, Salt Lake City, UT 24-Aug-2018.


4078 - DHC-8-402 5N-BPT Aero Contractors Nigeria, Lagos

Aircraft was torn down for parts by 3 Points Aviation in Nigeria in late 2017.


4079 - DHC-8-402 5N-BPU Aero Contractors Nigeria, Lagos

Updating entry for 14-Jun-2018; after arriving in Toronto, ON 13-Jun-2018 the aircraft was then flown to Arnprior, ON where it is being torn down for parts by 3 Points Aviation.


4083 - DHC-8-402 N416QX Horizon Air Inc., Seattle, WA [Horizon Air Industries]

Flew Portland, OR - Tucson, AZ 03-Aug-2018; is expected to be torn down for parts by 3 Points Aviation.


4107 - DHC-8-402 N691UA Unical Aviation Inc., City of Industry, CA

Updating entry for 03-Aug-2018; flew Kagoshima - Sapporo - Petropavlovsk - Nome, AK - Anchorage, AK - Everett, WA - San Bernardino, CA 10/12-Oct-2018.


4159 - DHC-8-402 VP-BOS DAC Aviation Ltd., Nairobi

Flew Malta - Hurghada 02-Oct-2018 on delivery; aircraft is still in blue Yakutia c/s. It had arrived in Malta back on 15-Nov-2017.


4334 - DHC-8-402 ET-ANY Ethiopian Airlines, Addis Ababa

Aircraft was torn down for parts by 3 Points Aviation on the ground in Ethiopia. On 24-Oct-2016 it collided with 3 warthogs, and overran the runway on take-off from Dire Dawa.


4428 - DHC-8-402 ET-AQE Ethiopian Airlines, Addis Ababa

Flew Addis Ababa - N’djamena 30-Sep-2018 on lease to Tchadia.


4586 - DHC-8-402 C-GAGO Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 29-Aug-2018 in primer, as seen below.

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©


4588 - DHC-8-402 C-GBGC Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 29-Aug-2018 in primer, as seen below.

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©


4589 - DHC-8-402 C-. . . . Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 29-Aug-2018 in primer, as seen below

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©


4590 - DHC-8-402 C-. . . . Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 29-Aug-2018 in primer, as seen below

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©

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Hello everyone,

My apologies for falling behind with the DHC-8’s, however I will start with updates once again beginning tomorrow.

September just wasn’t a great month all the way around, so I focused my attention on the Twin Otter site only.

Back tomorrow…. Erik

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83 - DHC-8-102 C-FYDH Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Vancouver-Int'l, BC 11-Aug-2018 on lease to Central Mountain Air.

 Ushabh Salaria Photo © Vancouver, BC 26-Aug-2018

Ushabh Salaria Photo © Vancouver, BC 26-Aug-2018


234 - DHC-8-311 N326EN Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin [WFTC]

Registration cancelled 24-Aug-2018 to Guernsey.


336 - DHC-8-311 N336EN Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury, MD [Elix Aviation Capital]

Test flown from Salisbury, MD 30-Aug-2018


4072 - DHC-8-402 N690UA Unical Aviation Inc., City of Industry, CA

Flew Kagoshima - Sapporo - Petropavlovsk - Nome, AK - Anchorage, AK - Everett, WA - San Bernardino, CA 21/25-Aug-2018.

 Garrett Heller Photo © Everett, WA 23-Aug-2018

Garrett Heller Photo © Everett, WA 23-Aug-2018


4105 - DHC-8-402 C-FXIP World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Flight planned for Toronto-Pearson, ON - St. John's, NL - Santa Maria 31-Aug-2018. It is en route to Johannesburg on delivery to CemAir.


4208 - DHC-8-402 N208WQ Nordic Aviation Capital, Billund [WFTC]

Flew Muskoka, ON - Collingwood, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 30-Aug-2018. The aircraft had been in Muskoka since the 16-Aug-2018.


4584 - DHC-8-402 C-FYBS Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 30-Aug-2018 as BBA20.


4585 - DHC-8-402 C-FYBU Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Flew North Bay, ON - Toronto-Downsview, ON 27-Aug-2018; the aircraft had been in North Bay since 03-Aug-2018.


4587 - DHC-8-402 C-GBOG Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registered 24-Aug-2018


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4010 - DHC-8-402 N404AV LC Perù, Lima [Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc.]

Damaged at Lima 19-Aug-2018 during landing with nose gear retracted. The aircraft had earlier departed Lima for Ayacucho.

 Michel Romero Photo © Lima 19-Aug-2018

Michel Romero Photo © Lima 19-Aug-2018


4094 - DHC-8-402 9G-ACA Passion Air, Accra

Following painting, the aircraft flew Malta - Tamanrasset - Accra 19-Aug-2018 on delivery.


4579 - DHC-8-402 Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registered to Westjet Encore Ltd., Calgary, AB 20-Aug-2018; this aircraft has remained registered to Bombardier until now.

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590 - DHC-8-315 PK-TUB PT Travira Air, Jakarta

To Dynamic Aviation Group Inc., Bridgewater, VA 16-Aug-2018 and registered same day as N590K. The aircraft is seen below while still with Travira Air.

 Bagus67 Photo ©

Bagus67 Photo ©

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4208 - DHC-8-402 N208WQ Nordic Aviation Capital, Billund [WFBNW/NAC Aviation 23]

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Muskoka, ON 16-Aug-2018. N208WQ has been present in Toronto since 22-Jun-2017 when it arrived from Coeur d'Alene, ID.


4583 - DHC-8-402 C-FYBO Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 15-Aug-2018 as BBA14 - Spicejet c/s.

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209 - DHC-8-102 C-FHRC Perimeter Aviation LP, Winnipeg, MB

Flew Winnipeg, MB - Ottawa, ON - St. John's, NL 01-Jul-2018 returning to PAL. Registered to PAL Airlines, St. John's, NL 15-Aug-2018.


489 - DHC-8-315 C-GUZX Regional 1 Airlines, Calgary, AB [Avmax Aircraft Leasing]

Updating entry fro 03-Aug-2018; registered to Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, NV 14-Aug-2018 as N489SN.

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416 - DHC-8-311 C-GJCN Canadian North Inc., Calgary, AB

Entered service 01-Aug-2018 Calgary-Int'l, AB - Edmonton-Capital, AB - Primrose, AB. Primrose is the Canadian Natural Resources airfield serving their oil sands projects.

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Bombardier Places 3 Q400's with Ghana's Passion Air

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana. The airline acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party.

“Bombardier has sold about 3,500 new regional aircraft to date, and we continue to be very active on the used aircraft market.” said David Speirs, Vice President, Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Our recent momentum on the pre-owned aircraft market worldwide is a clear indication that our products are addressing a growing need for regional air transportation, especially in emerging markets.”

 “Our market penetration in Africa continues to intensify, and we are pleased to welcome Passion Air as the first commercial airline operating a Bombardier regional aircraft in the Republic of Ghana,” said Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Africa is the youngest and fastest growing region in the world, and regional aircraft like the Q400 will play a key role in helping advancing Africa’s economic growth.”

The airline will operate the three Q400 aircraft in a 78-seat configuration on domestic routes.

“This is a first step, and we look forward to expanding our fleet with more Bombardier aircraft,” said Edward Annan, Chief Executive Officer, PassionAir. “The Q400 offers the performance and flexibility that we need to further develop our network. With a range that unlocks great opportunities for us, we are confident that we will capitalize on a larger market, which extends to 12 countries and over 180 million potential passengers out of Accra.”

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Shree Airlines Received Q400 Approval

Kathmandu-based Shree Airlines has received Civil Aviation Ministry, and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal approval to proceed with the acquisition of three Q400 aircraft. The company currently operates two CRJ-200's and two CRJ-700's. The approval stipulates the Q400's must be based outside of Kathmandu, and Shree has indicated they have selected Pokhara as the base.


I believe the aircraft below is MSN 366, the former C-GFKE which went to 748 Air Services in Jul-2017.

 UNWFP Photo

UNWFP Photo


The Air Niugini DHC-8 which was burnt out during civil unrest at Mendi 14-Jun-2018 has now been scraped up and removed from the ramp, as can be seen below.

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535 - DHC-8-311 LN-WFS Widerøes Flyveselskap, Bodø

Noted outside at Maastricht 10-Aug-2018, has been present since 07-Jul-2018.

 Jesse Vervoort Photo © Maastricht 10-Aug-2018

Jesse Vervoort Photo © Maastricht 10-Aug-2018

 

4312 - DHC-8-402 D2-EUO Heli Malongo, Luanda

Arrived Maastricht 02-Aug-2018 for attention by SAMCO.

 

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340 - DHC-8-311 N343EN Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin [WFTC]

Updating entry for 07-Aug-2018; as I suggested then, it did in fact continue on to Muskoka later the same day.

4072 - DHC-8-402 JA841C Japan Air Commuter, Kagoshima

Registration cancelled 30-Jul-2018 to U.S.A. as N690UA.

4094 - DHC-8-402 9G-ACA World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík - Exeter - Malta 10/11-Aug-2018 on delivery to Passion Air of Ghana. It is seen below at Exeter, and is expected to be painted in Malta.

 Shamu28 Photo © Exeter 11-Aug-2018

Shamu28 Photo © Exeter 11-Aug-2018

4410 - DHC-8-402 N449QX Horizon Air, Seattle, WA

As covered extensively in the media over the past 24 hours, in a bizarre incident last evening the aircraft was stolen while on the ground at Seattle/Tacoma by a company employee, and subsequently crashed in a forested area on Ketron Island, WA. 

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340 - DHC-8-311 N343EN Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin [WFTC]

Flew Salisbury, MD - Lake Simcoe, ON 07-Aug-2018; it had previously been parked at Salisbury since 29-May-2018. I'd guess the aircraft is ultimately destined for Muskoka.

 

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With thanks to Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications a photo of MSN 25 & MSN 49, the former C-GABF (fore) and C-FABT (aft) respectively taken at Sault Ste Marie, ON last week

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Sault Ste Marie, ON 28-Jul-2018

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Sault Ste Marie, ON 28-Jul-2018

4094 - DHC-8-402 C-FXIC World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Updating yesterday's report; aircraft has become 9G-ACA, and noted as such at Toronto-Pearson 03-Aug-2018.

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97 - DHC-8-102 C-FABW Voyageur Airways Ltd., North Bay, ON

Flew El Aaiún - Tangier - Pau - Birmingham - Stornoway - Keflavík - Iqaluit, NU - La Grand Riviere, QC - North Bay, ON 21/24-Jul-2018 returning from United Nations duties.

227 - DHC-8-106 C-GBUU Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Registered 30-Jul-2018, ex N804EX; aircraft had previsouly flown Great Falls, MT - Calgary-Int'l, AB 20-Jul-2018.

228 - DHC-8-106 C-GBUQ Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Registered 31-Jul-2018, ex N805EX.

298 - DHC-8-311 N8300G Dynamic Avlease Inc., Bridgewater, VA

Flew Bridgewater, VA - Hamilton, ON - North Bay, ON 17-Jul-2018 for attention by Voyageur.

373 - DHC-8-106 C-FUQY Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Great Falls, MT 20-Jul-2018.

374 - DHC-8-315 N308H Dynamic Aviation Group, Bridgewater, VA

Flew Muskoka, ON - Erie, PA - Shenandoah, PA 26-Jul-2018; the aircraft had been at Muskoka since 02-Jul-2018.

416 - DHC-8-311 C-FFMS Flightcraft Maintenance Services Ltd., Winnipeg, MB

Registered to Canadian North Inc., Calgary, AB 10-Jul-2018 as C-GJCN.

456 - DHC-8-202 5Y-WJF DAC Aviation Ltd., Nairobi

Flew Nairobi-Wilson - Alexandria - Malta 18-Jul-2018 on return to AMRA/MDT.

489 - DHC-8-315 C-GUZX Regional 1 Airlines, Calgary, AB [Avmax Aircraft Leasing]

Registration cancelled 30-Jul-2018 to U.S.A. for Sierra Nevada Corp.

4072 - DHC-8-402 JA841C Japan Air Commuter, Kagoshima

Registered to Unical Aviation Inc., City of Industry, CA 31-Jul-2018 as N690UA; it had earlier been registered on 09-May-2018.

4094 - DHC-8-402 C-FXIC World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Registration cancelled 02-Aug-2018 on export to Ghana for upstart PassionAir. The new carrier is expected to begin flying mid-month with services from Accra to Kumasi. 

C-FXIC has been in Toronto since Oct-2017, and is the former G-JECE.

4107 - DHC-8-402 JA846C Japan Air Commuter, Kagoshima

Registered to Unical Aviation Inc., City of Industry, CA 27-Jul-2018 as N691UA.

4136 - DHC-8-402 G-JECP Flybe Ltd., Exeter

Repairs completed, and flew Amsterdam - Malta 28-Jul-2018 for painting. The aircraft had been under repair at Amsterdam since a gear collapse on landing 23-Feb-2017.

4583 - DHC-8-402 C-FYBO Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 12-Jul-2018 as BBA3, in Spicejet c/s.

4585 - DHC-8-402 C-FYBU Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 18-Jul-2018 in primer.