Aircraft News / by Erik Johannesson

Before launching into a large catch up section covering the past 4 weeks, just an explanation of why it has been quiet here at Dash8World. As a matter of setting the priorities straight, I most needed to put the ongoing material transfer & update for the Archive section of TwinOtterWorld as number one. This involves moving/updating of the data and photo archive for 900+ DHC-6 files from the original Twin Otter Archive, to the Archive section of TwinOtterWorld. During May I completed 343 aircraft history pages, as well as adding 446 new photographs.

Although this has meant a full stop on the addition of new history pages at Dash8World for the moment, I have been keeping my usual spreadsheet of daily changes, which make up the "Aircraft News" section here, and are used as archival data for the history pages.

So, here are the summary of changes I recorded during May-2018, in order of MSN:

98 - DHC-8-102 C-GWRI Regional 1 Airlines, Calgary, AB

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Thunder Bay, ON 26-May-2018 to operate for Northstar Air & returned Thunder Bay, ON - Winnipeg - Calgary-Int'l, AB 07-Jun-2018 back to R1 operations.

228 - DHC-8-102 N805EX Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFTC]

Flew Great Falls, MT - Calgary-Int'l, AB 29-May-2018 for continued storage.

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

Flew Salisbury, MD - Muskoka, ON 12-Jun-2018 for painting.

275 - DHC-8-106 C-GPAB PAL Aerospace Ltd., St. John's, NL

Registration cancelled 24-May-2018 on export to the Netherlands. Registered PH-CGA 25-May-2018, and aircraft remains operated for Netherlands Antilles Coast Guard.

277 - DHC-8-106 C-FDWO Air Creebec Inc., Timmins, ON

Flew Montréal-Trudeau, QC - Muskoka, ON 15-May-2018 for painting, and returning to Montréal-Trudeau, QC 04-Jun-2018.

279 - DHC-8-311 N331EN Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury, MD [Elix Aviation Capital]

Last service 10-May-2018 & parked at Salisbury, MD.

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

Last service 17-Apr-2018 & parked at Salisbury, MD.

305 - DHC-8-314 C-FIDL Regional 1 Airlines, Calgary, AB

Flew Saskatoon, SK - Calgary-Int'l, AB 09-May-2018 on completion of West Wind Aviation lease.

314 - DHC-8-106 C-GRNN PAL Aerospace Ltd., St. John's, NL

Registration cancelled 15-May-2018 to the Netherlands. To PH-CGB 16-May-2018, still operated by PAL Aerospace for the Netherlands Antilles Coast Guard.

 Larry Every Photo © Curaçao May-2018

Larry Every Photo © Curaçao May-2018

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

Last service 26-Mar-2018 & parked at Salisbury, MD.

375 - DHC-8-311 N335EN Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury, MD [Elix Aviation Capital]

Last service 03-May-2018 & parked at Salisbury, MD.

425 - DHC-8-202 N8200R Dynamic Avlease Inc., Bridgewater, VA

To U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, FL & registered 24-May-2018.

438 - DHC-8-311 N876CA Global Principal Finance LLC, New York, NY

Noted still parked, and taped up for long term storage at Halifax, NS 12-Jun-2018, in full United Express c/s. Aircraft has been present since Jun-2017.

526 - DHC-8-202 N365PH Castlelake Inc., Minneapolis, MN [WFTC]

Noted still parked at Halifax, NS 12-Jun-2018 in full United Express c/s. Aircraft has been present since 07-Dec-2017.

527 - DHC-8-311 N838CA Global Principal Finance LLC, New York, NY

Noted still parked, and taped up for long term storage at Halifax, NS 12-Jun-2018, in full United Express c/s. Aircraft has been present since Aug-2017.

528 - DHC-8-202 N367PH Castlelake Inc., Minneapolis, MN [WFTC]

Noted still parked at Halifax, NS 12-Jun-2018 in full United Express c/s. Aircraft has been present since 17-Jan-2017.

531 - DHC-8-311 N857CA Global Principal Finance LLC, New York, NY

Noted still parked, and taped up for long term storage at Halifax, NS 12-Jun-2018, in full United Express c/s. Aircraft has been present since Jul-2017.

553 - DHC-8-311 N839CA Global Principal Finance LLC, New York, NY

Noted still parked, and taped up for long term storage at Halifax, NS 12-Jun-2018, in full United Express c/s. Aircraft has been present since Sep-2017.

554 - DHC-8-311 N837CA Global Principal Finance LLC, New York, NY

Noted still parked, and taped up for long term storage at Halifax, NS 12-Jun-2018, in full United Express c/s. Aircraft has been present since Sep-2017.

593 - DHC-8-103 LN-WIX Widerøes Flyveselskap AS, Bodø

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Goose Bay, NL - Kangerlussuaq - Keflavik - Bergen 29/31-May-2018 on delivery.

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

Registered to Unical Aviation Inc., City of Industry, CA 09-May-2018 as N690UA.

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

Flew Dakar - Funchal - Jersey - Keflavík - Goose Bay, NL - Toronto-Pearson, ON 11/13-Jun-2018. The aircraft was being operated by World Wide Aircraft Ferrying.

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

Noted still parked at Toronto-Pearson, ON 13-Jun-2018, all white, no titles, ex G-JECE. The aircraft arrived on 03-Oct-2017.

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

Noted still parked at Toronto-Pearson, ON 13-Jun-2018, all white, no titles, ex G-JECF. The aircraft arrived on 24-Oct-2017.

4098 - DHC-8-402 C-FXIN World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Noted still parked at Toronto-Pearson, ON 13-Jun-2018, all white, no titles, ex G-JECG. The aircraft arrived on 24-Oct-2017.

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

Noted still parked at Toronto-Pearson, ON 13-Jun-2018, all white, no titles, ex G-JECI. The aircraft arrived on 13-Apr-2018.

4110 - DHC-8-402 PH-ADI Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin

Registered 25-Apr-2018. and flew Maastricht - Heraklion - Hurghada 14-May-2018

4133 - DHC-8-402 JA849C Japan Air Commuter, Kagoshima

Registered to Unical Aviation Inc., City of Industry, CA 31-May-2018 as N689UA. Flew Kagoshima - Sapporo - Petropavlovsk - Nome, AK - Anchorage, AK - Everett, WA - San Bernardino, CA 07/09-Jun-2018 on delivery.

 Ilovejourney Photo © Kagoshima Jun-2018

Ilovejourney Photo © Kagoshima Jun-2018

 

4148 - DHC-8-402 OY-YBZ Nordic Aviation Capital, Billund [NAC Aviation 24]

Test flown from Bydgoszcz (Poland) 07-Jun-2018 prior to LOT lease. The aircraft having been parked at Bydgoszcz since early 2017.

4152 - DHC-8-402 OY-YBY Nordic Aviation Capital, Billund [NAC Aviation 24]

Leased to LOT and noted in service 11-Jun-2018 Warsaw - Cluj.

4190 - DHC-8-402 N190WQ Regional Equipment Trust, Wilmington, DE [WFBNW]

To Regional Equipment Trust, Wilmington, DE [WFTC] 09-Apr-2018 and registered 08-May-2018.

[WFBNW] = Wells Fargo Bank Northwest   [WFTC] = Wells Fargo Trust Company

4199 - DHC-8-402 N199WQ Regional Equipment Trust, Wilmington, DE [WFBNW]

Test flown from Toronto-Pearson, ON 23-May-2018.

4262 - DHC-8-402 TF-FXL Loftleiðir Icelandic ehf, Reykjavík

Imported to USA 29-May-2018; to Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB 05-Jun-2018 and LC Busre S.A., Lima same day as N145VE.

4295 - DHC-8-402 D2-EEA Government of Angola, Luanda

Flew Maastricht - Lisbon - Las Palmas - Dakar - Luanda 13/14-Jun-2018. The aircraft had been with SAMCO in Maastricht since 26-Mar-2018.

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

Flew Muskoka, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 12-May-2018 after painting by Muskoka Aircraft.

4510 - DHC-8-402 C-GSJZ Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Muskoka, ON 12-May-2018. Flew Muskoka, ON - Montréal-Trudeau, QC 22-May after painting by Muskoka Aircraft.

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

Registered to Westjet Encore Ltd., Calgary, AB 13-Jun-2018.

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

Registered to Westjet Encore Ltd., Calgary, AB 01-Jun-2018

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

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 17-May-2018 as BBA3, and 22-May-2018 as BBA20. Canadian registration cancelled 23-May-2018 to the Philippines. Flew Toronto-Downsview, ON - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík - Paris-LeBourget - Malta  26/27-May-2018 on delivery as RP-C5907.

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

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 13-May-2018 as BBA9, 22-May-2018 as BBA21, 25-May-2018 as BBA9. Noted again 11-Jun-2018 in Ethiopian c/s. Registration cancelled 12-Jun-2018 on export to Ethiopia. Flight planned for delivery 14-Jun-2018 Toronto-Downsview, ON - Goose Bay, NL -> as ET9201.

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

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 09-Jun-2018 in Air Philippines Corp. c/s

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

Registered 30-May-2018.

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

Registered 14-Jun-2018.