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4262 - DHC-8-402 TF-FXL Flugfélag Íslands ehf., Reykjavik [Loftleiðir-Icelandic ehf]

Flew Maastricht - Reykjavík 05-May-2018 on delivery. The aircraft had arrived in Maastricht on 23-Jun-2017 for attention with SAMCO, it is seen below at Maastricht in March 2018.

 Björn van der Velpen Photo © Maastricht 23-Mar-2018

Björn van der Velpen Photo © Maastricht 23-Mar-2018

 

4546 - DHC-8-402 C-GUAW World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON (Elix Aviation)

Re-registered C-GEWR 03-May-2018, and flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Buffalo, NY - Toronto-Pearson, ON the same day.

4581 - DHC-8-402 C-FXUC Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 02-May-2018 in primer.

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Angolan Consortium Signs Firm Purchase Agreement for Six Bombardier Q400

 

TORONTO, ONTARIO-- 05-May-2018

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it has signed a firm purchase agreement for six new Q400 aircraft with African Aero Trading on behalf of the consortium forming Air Connection Express, Transportes Aereos S.A, based in Luanda, Republic of Angola.

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 198 million.

"We congratulate Air Connection Express as it launches its domestic air travel business, and are pleased that the Q400 has been selected to support regional air travel in Africa," said Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "The Q400 has proven to be a key contributor to the growth of the network in the region, enhancing connectivity on routes that are not economically viable for larger aircraft. Today, more than 37 operators are flying the Q Series in Africa, and we look forward to adding Air Connection Express to the family of Q400 operators."

The airline will operate the Q400 domestically to connect smaller communities and increase frequencies as a regional feeder airline to TAAG Angola Airlines - flag carrier of the Republic of Angola.

"We are delighted to have reached this milestone with Bombardier. With its industry-leading reliability, outstanding economics and performance capabilities, the Q400 will be instrumental in driving economic growth in Angola," said Alcinda Pereira, Representative, Founding Committee, Air Connection Express, Transportes Aereos S.A. "As we look at starting operations, we are confident that the nation of Angola will benefit tremendously from the Consortium. This partnership of companies has Angola's citizen's needs at heart, and selecting the leading turboprop in Africa will enable us to better serve communities across the country with modern passenger comfort and improved connectivity."

About the Consortium

This is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) that brings private and government groups together towards building a stable domestic airline operation for Angola. The members of the consortium include TAAG Angola Airlines, ENANA, Airjet, Air26, Bestfly, Diexim, Mavewa, SJL and Air Guicango. The consortium is in the process of establishing a management team and the operational structure for Air Connection Express.

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238 - DHC-8-311 LN-WFH AeroCentury Corp., Burlingame, CA

Flew Sandefjord-Torp - Maastricht 17-Mar-2017 on return from Widerøes. The aircraft is seen below at Maastricht today, with thanks to Jesse V.

 Jesse Vervoort Photo © Maastricht 02-May-2018

Jesse Vervoort Photo © Maastricht 02-May-2018

4399 - DHC-8-402 C-GGMZ Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Muskoka, ON 30-Apr-2018 for painting by Muskoka Aircraft.

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234 - DHC-8-311 N326EN Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury MD [Elix Aviation Capital]

Flight plan filed for Salisbury, MD - Muskoka, ON for 01-May-2018, however it was subsequently cancelled. The aircraft has been parked at Salisbury since 30-Jan-2018.

4435 - DHC-8-402 C-GGDU Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

Flew Muskoka, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 30-Apr-2018 after painting. Aircraft had arrived in Muskoka on 20-Apr-2018.

4546 - DHC-8-402 C-GAUW World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Test flown from Toronto-Pearson, ON 30-Apr-2018.

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234 - DHC-8-311 N326EN Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury, MD [Elix Aviation Capital]

Last service 30-Jan-2018 Charlotte, NC - Salisbury, MD and withdrawn from use at Salisbury.

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Charlotte, NC 28-Feb-2015

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Charlotte, NC 28-Feb-2015

281 - DHC-8-311 N328EN Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury, MD [Elix Aviation Capital]

Last service 07-Mar-2018 Charlotte, NC - Salisbury, MD and withdrawn from use at Salisbury.

 DAV08 Photo © Tri Cities 06-Oct-2016

DAV08 Photo © Tri Cities 06-Oct-2016

290 - DHC-8-311 N329EN Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury, MD [Elix Aviation Capital]

Last service 17-Apr-2018 Lynchburg, VA - Charlotte, NC and ferried 17-Mar-2018 Charlotte, NC - Salisbury, MD and withdrawn from use at Salisbury.

340 - DHC-8-311 N343EN Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury, MD [Elix Aviation Capital]

Last service 26-Mar-2018 Charlotte, NC - Salisbury, MD and withdrawn from use at Salisbury.

4162 - DHC-8-402 VP-BKD VEB-Leasing JSC, Moscow

Flew Malta - Aswan - Addis Ababa - Nairobi 27/28-Apr-2018. The former Yakutia Airlines aircraft had been parked in Malta since 29-Oct-2017.

 Björn van der Velpen Photo © Maastricht 19-Aug-2015

Björn van der Velpen Photo © Maastricht 19-Aug-2015

4580 - DHC-8-402 C-FXRF Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 27-Apr-2018 as BBA15

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Ethiopian Airlines Signs Purchase Agreement for 10 firm Q400 Aircraft

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 27, 2018) -

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it has concluded a firm order for 10 new Q400 aircraft with Ethiopian Airlines. The order also includes purchase rights for five additional Q400 aircraft.

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $332 million U.S.

"The Bombardier turboprops continue to deliver unmatched performance to our operators, and we are proud that the flag carrier of Ethiopia is once again recognizing its tremendous value by increasing its fleet of Q400 aircraft," said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "The market trend for high-performing and larger turboprops is intensifying, and this fifth reorder is a great example of the Q400 turboprop success story and the value it creates for clients around the world."

 Frederick K. Larkin Photo © Downsview, ON 26-Dec-2017

Frederick K. Larkin Photo © Downsview, ON 26-Dec-2017

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414 - DHC-8-315 P2-ANP Air Niugini, Port Moresby

Updating entry for 26-Apr-2018; continued Petropavlovsk - Nagoya - Saipan - Port Moresby 26/27-Apr-2018 on delivery. The aircraft is seen below on departure from Nagoya.

4110 - DHC-8-402 G-JECJ Flybe Ltd., Exeter [Elix Aviation Capital]

Registration cancelled 11-Apr-2018 on return to Elix Aviation Capital. Re-registered PH-ADI and flew Exeter - Maastricht 27-Apr-2018. The aircraft is seen below on arrival at Maastricht with thanks to Jesse V.

 Jesse V Photo ©

Jesse V Photo ©

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414 - DHC-8-315 P2-ANP Air Niugini, Port Moresby

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Nome, AK - Petropavlovsk 23/25-Apr-2018 on delivery.


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

Flew Toronto-Downsview, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 26-Apr-2018 as WEN8985 on delivery to Westjet Encore.


Aerocentury's Q400 2-CAUL, former with LAM as C9-AUL is seen below parked at Maastricht with thanks to Jens Polster.

 Jens Polster Photo © Maastricht 20-Apr-2018

Jens Polster Photo © Maastricht 20-Apr-2018

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Flybe DHC-8-402 G-ECOI (MSN 4224) seen at Amsterdam, still in basic Brussels Airlines scheme.

 Tomi Fülesi Photo © Amsterdam 22-Apr-2018

Tomi Fülesi Photo © Amsterdam 22-Apr-2018

Eurowings DHC-8-402 D-ABQL (MSN 4184) arriving at Exeter today for attention with Flybe.

 Shamu28 Photo © Exeter 25-Apr-2018

Shamu28 Photo © Exeter 25-Apr-2018

192 - DHC-8-301 N192PF Champlain Enterprises Inc., South Burlington, VT

Registration cancelled 24-Apr-2018. Aircraft had been parked at Albany, NY since 21-Oct-2014 being used for parts by CommutAir.

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Avmax Places Q300 MSN 414 with Air Niugini

Avmax Aircraft Leasing have placed DHC-8-314 MSN 414 with Air Niugini, bringing to two the number of DHC-8's leased to the Papua New Guinea state carrier.

P2-ANP is the former ZS-LGW which had recently been returned from Golden Wings in South Africa. It is a 1995 built aircraft originally delivered to Great China Airlines

 Avmax Photo 

Avmax Photo 

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First Q400 NG now registered to Conair Group

 

4577 - DHC-8-402 C-FXFK Conair Group Inc., Abbotsford, BC

Registered 24-Apr-2018. This aircraft flew Toronto-Downsview, ON - Burlington, VT on 22-Mar-2018.

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392 - DHC-8-102 N880EA Ravn Alaska, Anchorage, AK [Icecap LLC]

Updating entry for 23-Apr-2018; continued Edmonton-Capital, AB - Whitehorse, YT - Anchorage, AK after maintenance.


4543 - DHC-8-402 C-FWEW Westjet Encore Ltd., Calgary, AB

Registered 23-Apr-2018, ex C-FXHU/N681WP


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

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 23-Apr-2018 as BBA21

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 Mark Brandon Photo © Montréal-Trudeau, QC 18-Apr-2018

Mark Brandon Photo © Montréal-Trudeau, QC 18-Apr-2018


241 - DHC-8-106 N893EA Ravn Alaska, Anchorage, AK [Icecap LLC]

Flew Anchorage, AK - Whitehorse, YT - Thompson, MB - Québec City, QC 21/22-2018 for maintenance.


392 - DHC-8-102 N880EA Ravn Alaska, Anchorage, AK [Icecap LLC]

Test flown from Québec City, QC 22-Apr-2018 and then flew Québec City, QC - Thunder Bay, ON - Edmonton-Capital, AB 22/23-Apr-2018 after maintenance.


4582 - DHC-8-402 C-FYBM Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registered 23-Apr-2018.

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4435 - DHC-8-402 C-GGDU Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Muskoka, ON 20-Apr-2018 for repainting by Muskoka Aircraft.


4437 - DHC-8-402 C-GGFP Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

Flew Muskoka, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 20-Apr-2018 after painting by Muskoka Aircraft.


4543 - DHC-8-402 C-FXHU World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON [Elix Aviation Capital]

Registration cancelled 19-Apr-2018. Expected to be registered to Westjet Encore in due course.