Operator News by Erik Johannesson

End of Airline Operations for Q300 in Japan

Updating earlier entry of 02-Jan-2018, Okinawa based Ryukyu Air Commuter did end Q300 operations as planned on 31-Jan-2018. The last scheduled flight being RAC882 from Kumejima to Naha. RAC's fleet now consists of five Q400 combi configured aircraft.

The Q300 does however remain in service with both the Japan Coast Guard and the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau.

 

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CemAir has Certificate of Airworthiness Pulled for Twelve Aircraft

Johannesburg 02-Feb-2018  The South African Civil Aviation Authority has suspended the Certificate of Airworthiness for twelve CemAir aircraft, as a result of audit findings. The SACAA inspectors have deemed the aircraft to have been released back into service or cleared as airworthy by unqualified personnel. It has 24 hours to to resolve the finding.

CemAir operates an all Bombardier fleet comprising of CRJ-100/200/900 and DHC-8-100/300 and Q400 aircraft.

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Aircraft News by Erik Johannesson

4265 - DHC-8-402 D-ABQK  LGW - Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter, Dortmund

Flew Düsseldorf - Rome-Fiumicino 03-Feb-2018 for repainting into white Eurowings c/s.


4360 - DHC-8-402 C-GKUK Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

Flew Muskoka, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 02-Feb-2018 after repainting by Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing.


4576 - DHC-8-402 C-GWRE Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 02-Feb-2017 as BBA20.

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? - DHC-8-202 N..... Berry Aviation Inc., San Marcos, TX

Flew San Marcos, TX - Pueblo, CO - Great Falls, MT 30/31-Jan-2018 as SXA452.


17 - DHC-8-103 LN-FVA FlyViking AS, Tromsø

Flew Tromsø - Alesund - Reykjavík - Nuuk - Goose Bay, NL - Ottawa, ON - Winnipeg, MB - Calgary-Int'l, AB 29/31-Jan-2018 on return to Avmax.


182 - DHC-8-301 C-GSTA Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

Updating previous entries; registration cancelled 31-Jan-2018. (but not indicating exported)


540 - DHC-8-103 LN-FVB FlyViking AS, Tromsø

Flew Tromsø - Kiruna - Tromsø 30-Jan-2018 and Tromsø - Alesund - Reykjavík 01/02-Feb-2018 on return to Avmax.


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

Registered 15-Jan-2018, ex C9-AUL.


4576 - DHC-8-402 C-GWRE Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

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

 

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444 - DHC-8-202 N444YV Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFBNW]

Registration cancelled 19-Jan-2018 on export to Bolivia for Amaszonas. This aircraft has previously been with LC Perú


4034 - DHC-8-402 C-GLOZ Skyservice Business Aviation Ltd., Dorval, QC

Updating entry for yesterday; has become S2-AGX and is scheduled to be delivered Montréal-Trudeau, QC - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík - Rotterdam - Heraklion 27/28-Jan-2018 for US Bangla Airlines.


4121 - DHC-8-402 JA848C Japan Air Commuter, Kagoshima [Japan Airlines]

To Unical Aviation Inc., City of Industry, CA 24-Jan-2018 and registered 25-Jan-2018 as N683UA.

Kuu Photo © Kagoshima 21-Sep-2017 

Kuu Photo © Kagoshima 21-Sep-2017 

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4034 - DHC-8-402 C-GLOZ Skyservice Business Aviation Ltd., Dorval, QC

Registration cancelled 25-Jan-2018 on export to Bangladesh. C-GLOZ is the former Bombardier shuttle aircraft previously used for inter-plant transportation.

Mark Brandon Photo © Montréal-Trudeau, QC 

Mark Brandon Photo © Montréal-Trudeau, QC 

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Silverstone Air Photo © Lodwar 19-Jan-2018

Silverstone Air Photo © Lodwar 19-Jan-2018


 

537 - DHC-8-103 LN-FVC FlyViking AS, Tromsø [Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc.]

Updating yesterday's entry; continued Reykjavík - Nuuk - Iqaluit, NU 24-Jan-2018 returning to Avmax.


4065 5Y-QUE AMRA Leasing Ltd., Dublin

Re-registered 9H-AGL to same owner Dec-2017. Aircraft has been parked at Malta since May-2017, and noted there 15-Dec-2017, all white, no titles and without engines. For operation by Medavia.

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537 - DHC-8-103 LN-FVC FlyViking AS, Tromsø

Flew Tromsø - Trondheim - Reykjavík 23-Jan-2018 returning to Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc. The aircraft had been parked at Tromsø since operating its final FlyViking service on 12-Jan-2018.

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98 - DHC-8-102 C-GWRI Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Test flown from Calgary-Int'l, AB 19/22-Jan-2018 as TSH98; aircraft had previously been parked at Calgary since 22-Nov-2017.


209 - DHC-8-102 C-FHRC PAL Airlines Ltd., St. John's, NL

Departed Gander, NL 29-Dec-2017, and arrived Winnipeg-Int'l, MB 30-Dec-2017 on transfer to Perimeter. Registered to Perimeter Aviation LP, Winnipeg, MB 22-Jan-2018.

Jean-Philippe Richard Photo © Val d'Or QC 03-Jul-2016

Jean-Philippe Richard Photo © Val d'Or QC 03-Jul-2016


501 - DHC-8-103 LN-WIW Widerøe Flyveselskap AS, Bodø [Widerøe Asset]

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Québec City, QC - Keflavík - Alesund 17/20-Jan-2018 on delivery.


529 - DHC-8-103 N375PH CommutAir Inc., North Olmstead, OH [Castlelake/WFBNW]

Flew Albany, NY - Halifax, NS 17-Jan-2018 for lease return check by Jazz Technical Services.


530 - DHC-8-103 N379PH CommutAir Inc., North Olmstead, OH [Castlelake/WFBNW]

Flew Albany, NY - Halifax, NS 18-Jan-2018 for lease return check by Jazz Technical Services.


4365 - DHC-8-402 C-GGOY Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

Flew Muskoka, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 19-Jan-2018 following repaint into new c/s by Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing. A great shot seen below from MLB Photography after arrival back into Toronto.

MLB Photography Photo © Toronto-Pearson 19-Jan-2018 via Canadian Aviation News

MLB Photography Photo © Toronto-Pearson 19-Jan-2018 via Canadian Aviation News


4369 - DHC-8-402 C-GKUK Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Muskoka, ON 21-Jan-2018 for repaint into new c/s by Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing.


4554 - DHC-8-402 N683WP Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin [WFBNW]

Flew Muskoka, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 20-Jan-2018 following repaint into Jambo Jet c/s by Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing.


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513 - DHC-8-202 N369PH CommutAir Inc., North Olmstead, OH [Castlelake/WFBNW]

Flew Halifax, NS - Albany, NY - Washington-Dulles, VA - Evansville, IN 16-Jan-2018, and on to Oklahoma City, OK - Roswell, NM 17-Jan-2018 for storage.


528 - DHC-8-202 N374PH Commutair Inc., North Olmstead, OH [Castlelake/WFBNW]

Flew Albany, NY - Halifax, NS 17-Jan-2017 for lease return maintenance with Jazz Technical Services.

 

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511 - DHC-8-202 N367PH CommutAir Inc., North Olmstead, OH [Castlelake/WFBNW]

Flew Halifax, NS - Albany, NY - Washington-Dulles, VA 15-Jan-2018, and then to Evansville, IN - Oklahoma City, OK - Roswell, NM 16-Jan-2018 for storage. The aircraft had previously been at Halifax since 07-Nov-2017.

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Bombardier and Conair Announce Purchase Agreement for Six Q400 Aircraft for Conversion into Q400 Multirole Airtankers

- The first six aircraft to be supplied to Conair under its airtanker teaming agreement with Bombardier

- Aircraft will be modified to incorporate Conair's proven Retardant Delivery System and interiors to accommodate passenger, cargo, combi, and medivac requirements

- Enhanced Q400 Multirole aircraft will join Bombardier's fleet of over 1,000 specialized aircraft operating around the world

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2018) - Bombardier Specialized Aircraft announced today that Conair Group Inc., the world's leading provider of fixed wing aerial firefighting aircraft, has purchased six Q400 aircraft. Based on the current list price, the firm order is valued at approximately $206 million US. Conair operates the world's largest fleet of privately owned fixed wing airtankers and supplies specialty aerial firefighting aircraft and products worldwide. These six Q400 production aircraft will be modified to incorporate an enhanced version of Conair's proprietary Retardant Delivery System. In the Q400 Multirole configuration, the retardant tank can be removed and reinstalled in the field in a few hours. This enables the aircraft to efficiently perform additional roles in emergency response, passenger and cargo transport, medivac, and coastal patrol without compromising its exceptional firefighting capabilities.

"The enhanced Q400 Multirole has the most advanced airtanker capabilities of any aircraft in service today," said Barry Marsden, Chairman & CEO, Conair. "The Q400 Multirole's versatility delivers optimal value by accommodating year-round service in passenger, cargo, combi transport, medivac, emergency response, surveillance and patrol without compromising state-of-the-art airtanker capabilities."

"The Q400 Multirole delivers the efficiency, reliability, reduced downtime and low operating costs of the Q400 in a multi-role application. Combining turboprop economics and jet-like performance, the Q400 Multirole delivers exceptional value," said Stéphane Leroy, Vice President, Bombardier Specialized Aircraft. "The Q400 Multirole is the ideal aircraft to meet Conair's needs, offering a unique ability to serve diverse and challenging environments."

The Q400 Multirole offers the ultimate in flexibility and is able to easily switch between firefighting, cargo and passenger transport, and medivac roles. The Q400 Multirole can operate out of unprepared strips, conduct steep approaches when landing, short take off, and deliver an impressive cruise speed of 667 km/hr.

Today, Bombardier has over 1,000 specialized aircraft in service around the world. For over 50 years, governments have selected Bombardier aircraft to perform military surveillance, intelligence and utility activities. Among the advantages of using off-the-shelf platforms for special missions are a reduced development time and faster time to market, civil certification, reliability, ease of maintenance and an international customer support network. Governments also benefit from Bombardier's engineering and flight test experience, and its well-established relationships with top industry mission integrators.