Aircraft News / by Erik Johannesson

After a month break, during which I completed the building of Dash7World Archive a return to the focus on the DHC-8/Q400 site!

Given that the Dash 7 was such a limited run, rebuilding and updating the histories and adding 300+ new photos was something I could fully complete - so now I can dedicate my time to the Twin Otter and Dash-8/Q400 exclusively.


78 - DHC-8-102 C-GTAI Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

Last service; Wabush, NL - Sept-Iles, QC - Montréal-Trudeau, QC 05-Feb-2018 and then ferried Montréal-Trudeau, QC - North Bay, ON 08-Feb-2018 for storage.

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Toronto-Pearson 07-Jun-2014

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Toronto-Pearson 07-Jun-2014


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

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Great Falls, MT 27-Feb-2018.

 Vernon Harvey Photo © Calgary-Int'l, AB 02-Jul-2017

Vernon Harvey Photo © Calgary-Int'l, AB 02-Jul-2017


99 - DHC-8-102 N990AV Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Noted parked at Calgary-Int'l, AB 16-Feb-2018, all white, without engines and taped up for storage.


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

Updating previous entry of 02-Feb-2018 noting cancellation; aircraft has been disassembled at Toronto-Pearson by a third party.


184 - DHC-8-301 C-FWLK Regional 1 Airlines, Calgary, AB [Avmax Aircraft Leasing]

Flew Great Falls, MT - Calgary-Int'l, AB 27-Feb-2018.


217 - DHC-8-102 N837EX Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury, MD

To Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFBNW] 13-Feb-2018 and flew Salisbury, MD - Sturgis, MI - Aberdeen, SD - Great Falls, MT 22-Feb-2018 on delivery.


226 - DHC-8-102 N839EX Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury, MD

To Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFBNW] 13-Feb-2018 and flew Salisbury, MD - Sturgis, MI - Aberdeen, SD - Great Falls, MT 22-Feb-2018 on delivery.


256 - DHC-8-311 C-GRUR Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Noted parked at Calgary-Int'l, AB 16-Feb-2018 


302 - DHC-8-102 N809EX Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury, MD

To Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFBNW] 13-Feb-2018 and flew Salisbury, MD - Sturgis, MI - Aberdeen, SD - Great Falls, MT 14-Feb-2018 on delivery.


373 - DHC-8-103 C-FUQY Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Noted parked at Calgary-Int'l, AB 16-Feb-2018, all white c/s


428 - DHC-8-202 C-FNZE Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Noted parked at Calgary-Int'l, AB 16-Feb-2018, in full hybrid Aires/Aurora c/s, without engines.


443 - DHC-8-314 C-FBXG Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Noted parked at Calgary-Int'l, AB 16-Feb-2018, all white c/s and taped up for storage.


454 - DHC-8-202 N454YV Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFBNW]

Operated a series of test flights from Great Falls, MT 23/24-Feb-2018.


472 - DHC-8-103 C-FTKH Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Noted parked at Calgary-Int'l, AB 16-Feb-2018 still in full FlyViking c/s.


524 - DHC-8-202 N364PH CommutAir Inc., North Olmstead, OH [Castlelake]

Flew Halifax, NS - Albany, NY - Evansville, IN - Oklahoma City, OK - Roswell, NM 13/14-Feb-2018 for storage. The aircraft had been in Halifax since 14-Nov-2017.

 Anton van Ruiten Photo © Washington-Dulles, VA 03-Aug-2015

Anton van Ruiten Photo © Washington-Dulles, VA 03-Aug-2015


541 - DHC-8-202 N541AV Berry Aviation Inc., San Marcos, TX [WFBNW]

Flew San Marcos, TX - Dayton, OH - Bangor, ME - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík 26-28-Feb-2018.


582 - DHC-8-315 8Q-IAA Island Aviation Services Ltd., Male

Test flown from Maastricht 02-Mar-2018. Aircraft has been present at Maastricht since 09-Nov-2017 when it arrived from Chania/Rome.

 Björn van der Velpen Photo © Maastricht 06-Mar-2018

Björn van der Velpen Photo © Maastricht 06-Mar-2018


4067 - DHC-8-402 N404E L-3 Communications Flight Advanced Aviation, Helena, MT

Flew Abbotsford, BC - Seattle-Boeing Field, WA 04-Mar-2018. The aircraft had been with Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford since 30-Jan-2018.


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

Noted still parked at Toronto-Pearson, ON 04-Mar-2018, all white.


4095 - DHC-8-402 C-FXIG Worldwide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Noted still parked at Toronto-Pearson, ON 04-Mar-2018, all white.


4119 - DHC-8-402 D-ABQM LGW - Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter, Dortmund

Flew Düsseldorf - Rome-Fiumicino 03-Mar-2018 to be repainted into white Eurowings c/s.


4121 - DHC-8-402 N683UA Unical Aviation Inc., City of Industry, CA

Flew Kagoshima - Petropavlovsk - Nome, AK - Anchorage, AK - Everett-Paine Field, WA - San Bernardino, CA 13/15-Feb-2018 on delivery, ex JA848C.


4147 - DHC-8-402 N420QX Horizon Air Inc., Seattle, WA

Last service 02-Jan-2018; withdrawn from use & parked at Tucson-Int'l, AZ.


4264 - DHC-8-402 D-ABQI LGW - Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter, Dortmund

Flew Rome-Fiumicino - Düsseldorf 03-Mar-2018 following repaint into white Eurowings c/s.


4393 - DHC-8-402 C-GGNF Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Muskoka, ON 06-Feb-2018 for repainting; returning back to Toronto-Pearson, ON 16-Feb-2018.


4541 - DHC-8-402 D-ABQT LGW - Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter, Dortmund

Flew Düsseldorf - Rome-Fiumicino 09-Feb-2018 to be repainted into white Eurowings c/s.


4543 - DHC-8-402 C-FXHU Worldwide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Registered 02-Mar-2018, N681WP.


4546 - DHC-8-402 N682WP Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin

Officially imported to Canada 27-Feb-2018.


4554 - DHC-8-402 N683WP Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin

Noted at Toronto-Pearson, ON 12-Feb-2018 in full Jambojet c/s.


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

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 17-Feb-2018 in full Westjet Encore c/s; test flown 22-Feb-2018 as BBA24


4577 - DHC-8-402 C-FXFK Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 17-Feb-2018 in primer, no registration; test flown 22-Feb-2018 as BBA14. Flew Toronto-Downsview, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 02-Mar-2018 on delivery. Planned to enter service 05-Mar-2018 Toronto-Pearson, ON - Fredericton, NB.


4578 - DHC-8-402 C-FXFO Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registered 16-Feb-2018.


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

Registered 02-Mar-2018.