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216 - DHC-8-314 C-FUQZ Regional 1 Airlines, Calgary, AB

Registered to Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB 20-Sep-2019.

 

468 - DHC-8-202 N841HA Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Officially imported to Canada 19-Sep-2019, and registered the same day to Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB as C-GKJV. Flight planned for delivery Calgary-Int’l, AB - Churchill, MB - Iqaluit, NU 21-Sep-2019.

 

4160 - DHC-8-402 N428QX Horizon Air Inc., Seattle, WA

Registered to ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc., Anchorage, AK 19-Sep-2019. This aircraft has been parked at Tucson, AZ since 02-Mar-2019, and is the second DHC-8-402 to be registered to ConocoPhillips.

 

4246 - DHC-8-402 N439QX Horizon Air Inc., Seattle, WA

Flight planned for Sault Ste Marie, ON - Great Falls, MT - Portland, OR 21-Sep-2019 following maintenance with JD Aero. The aircraft had arrived in Sault Ste Marie on 12-Aug-2019.

 

4538 - DHC-8-402 OE-IIO Celestial Aircraft Trading, Shannon [GECAS]

Updating previous entries; flew Saarbrücken - Heraklion - Cairo - Abu Dhabi - Ahmadabad - Chennai 19/21-Sep-2019 on delivery to Cobham Aviation.

 

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4605 - DHC-8-402 C-GHHX Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registered 18-Sep-2019. (for Spicejet)

 

4606 - DHC-8-402 C-GJNE Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registered 18-Sep-2019. (for Jambojet)

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489 - DHC-8-311 N489SN Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, NV

Updating the previous entry 10-Sep-2019, the previous exit from maintenance in Great Falls on 10-Sep didn’t happen, however it did fly Great Falls, MT - Omaha, NE - Huntsville-Executive, AL 17-Sep-2019.

 

4601 - DHC-8-402 C-GGTR Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 09-Sep-2019 outside blue hangar.

 

4603 - DHC-8-402 C-GHKA Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 09-Sep-2019 in blue hangar, for Spicejet

 

4604 - DHC-8-402 C-GHHO Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 09-Sep-2019 in blue hangar, for Jambojet. Canadian registration cancelled 12-Sep-2019 to Kenya as 5Y-JXH. Flew Toronto-Downsview, ON - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík - Exeter - Malta - Aswan - Nairobi 14/16-Sep-2019 on delivery. Aircraft is named “Kongoti” and is leased from Chorus Aviation Capital.

 
Shamu28 Photo © Exeter 15-Sep-2019

Shamu28 Photo © Exeter 15-Sep-2019

 

4605 - DHC-8-402 C-GHHX Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 09-Sep-2019 in blue hangar, for Spicejet.

 

4606 - DHC-8-402 5Y-JXI Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 09-Sep-2019 in blue hangar, for Jambojet. Currently with white tail, and is named “Katibu” and will be leased from Chorus Aviation Capital.

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489 - DHC-8-311 N489SN Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, NV

Flew Great Falls, MT - Omaha, NE - Huntsville-Executive, AL 10-Sep-2019 following maintenance with Avmax. The aircraft had arrived in Great Falls, MT on 01-Aug-2019.

 

4538 - DHC-8-402 OE-IIO Celestial Aircraft Trading, Shannon {GECAS]

Flew Shannon - Saarbrücken 10-Sep-2019 after painting into Cobham Aviation livery.

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320 - DHC-8-311 C-FEYG Aruba Airlines, Oranjestad [Voyageur Aviation]

Updating previous entry; entered service 07-Sep-2019 Oranjestad - Bonaire.

 

410 - DHC-8-311 C-GFMX PAL Aerospace Inc., St. John’s, NL

Updating previous entry; continued Porto - Olbia - Cairo - Addis Ababa - Nairobi 08/09-Sep-2019. Quite impressive actually - nine days ago it was in Kodiak, Alaska!

 

4603 - DHC-8-402 Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Reg’d 09-Sep-2019. The aircraft was noted 19-Aug-2019 at Toronto-Downsview, ON in full Spicejet c/s.

 

MSN 323 C-GHRJ was the latest DHC-8-300 to enter service with PAL Airlines in Nov-2018, and is the former Bahamasair C6-BFJ. The aircraft had previously been parked at St. John’s since arriving from the Bahamas in Jun-2016. It is seen below at Port Hawkesbury, NS.

 
Celtic Air Services Photo ©

Celtic Air Services Photo ©

 

The second DHC-8-402 for Australia’s Cobham Aviation is seen below after roll out at Shannon in full livery. It is the former LGW D-ABQR (MSN 4538) which arrived in Shannon on 26-Aug-2019.

 
Malcolm Nason Photo © Shannon

Malcolm Nason Photo © Shannon

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320 - DHC-8-311 C-FEYG Voyageur Aviation Inc., North Bay, ON

Flew North Bay, ON - Charlotte, NC - Fort Lauderdale-Int’l, FL - Santo Domingo - Aruba 05/06-Sep-2019 on lease to Aruba Airlines.

 
Aruba Aviation Lovers Photo © Aruba 06-Sep-2019

Aruba Aviation Lovers Photo © Aruba 06-Sep-2019

 

329 - DHC-8-102 N816EX Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Registered to Central Mountain Air Ltd., Smithers, BC 05-Sep-2019 as C-GNCJ. This aircraft had been flown from Saltillo, Mexico to Calgary, AB 27-Mar-2019, but had not yet been registered in Canada.

 

410 - DHC-8-402 C-GFMX PAL Aerospace Inc., St. John’s, NL

Updating previous entry; flew Comox, BC - Winnipeg, MB - Halifax, NS - St. John’s, NL 01/02-Sep-2019 returning from Alaska. On 06-Sep-2019 it flew St. John’s, NL - Santa Maria - Porto.

 
Pedro Fontes/Santa Maria Airport Photo © 06-Sep-2019

Pedro Fontes/Santa Maria Airport Photo © 06-Sep-2019

 

4164 - DHC-8-402 N431QX Horizon Air Inc., Seattle, WA

Registered to ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc., Anchorage, AK 05-Sep-2019, and flew Tucson-Int’l, AZ - Kelowna, BC the same day. N431QX had previously been parked at Tucson since 11-Jun-2019.

 

4604 - DHC-8-402 C-GHHO Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 03-Sep-2019 as BBA21 and 04-Sep-2019 as BBA-14. The aircraft is in full Jambojet c/s.

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Central Mountain’s newest DHC-8 in service is C-GMJJ seen below. Sadly, at least for now it remains painted all white. The aircraft is one of four acquired from Avmax Aircraft Leasing, and was previously with Piedmont Airlines.

 
SB Air Photo © Vancouver, BC Aug-2019

SB Air Photo © Vancouver, BC Aug-2019

381 - DHC-8-311 VQ-BVI Yakutia Airlines, Yakutsk

Test flown from North Bay, ON 27-Aug-2019 under a Jet Test callsign JTN9093. Jet Test will also be responsible for the ferry flight back to Yakutsk. The aircraft has been undergoing a check at Voyageur Aerotech.

 
 

410 - DHC-8-311 C-GFMX PAL Aerospace Ltd., St. John’s, NL

Updating the previous entry of 15-Aug-2019 when it flew St. John’s, NL - Halifax, NS - Winnipeg, MB - Comox, BC; the aircraft continued to Ketchikan, AK & Kodiak, AK on 18-Aug-2019. Since that time it has been operating regular missions from Kodiak around the Aleutian chain of islands. Today, the aircraft flew nonstop Kodiak, AK - Comox, BC.

 

529 - DHC-8-202 C-GIWQ World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON [Elix Aviation Capital]

Test flown from Toronto-Pearson, ON 30-Aug-2019.

 

4240 - DHC-8-402 N437QX Horizon Air, Seattle, WA

Flew Sault Ste Marie, ON - Great Falls, MT - Portland, OR 30-Aug-2019 following a six week long check performed by JD Aero.

 

4246 - DHC-8-402 N439QX Horizon Air, Seattle, WA

Flight planned for Sault Ste Marie, ON - Great Falls, MT - Portland, OR 30-Aug-2019 following a check with JD Aero, which began on 12-Aug-2019.

 

4315 - DHC-8-402 C-GFPS World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Updating previous entry of 27-Aug-2019; flew Calgary-Int’l, AB - Abbotsford-Int’l, BC 02-Jul-2019. Was then registered to Conair Group Inc., Abbotsford, BC 26-Aug-2019 as C-FFQF.

 

Former LGW DHC-8-402 OE-IIO arrived in Shannon for repaint on 26-Aug-2019. It is owned by Celestial Aviation Trading/GECAS, and after painting it will be destined for Australia as aircraft #2 for Cobham Aviation.

 
Malcolm Nason Photo © Shannon 28-Aug-2019

Malcolm Nason Photo © Shannon 28-Aug-2019

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529 - DHC-8-202 C-GIWQ World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON [Elix Aviation Capital]

Test flown from Toronto-Pearson, ON 26-Aug-2019.

 

4315 - DHC-8-402 C-GFPS World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Registered to Conair Group Inc., Abbotsford, BC 26-Aug-2019 as C-FFQF. This is the former Heli Malongo D2-EUP which had arrived in Calgary, AB on 15-Mar-2019.

 
Dave Subelack Photo © Calgary, AB 15-Mar-2019

Dave Subelack Photo © Calgary, AB 15-Mar-2019

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4597 - DHC-8-402 C-GFKW Conair Group Inc., Abbotsford, BC

Registered 26-Aug-2019; this aircraft had previously been cancelled by Bombardier on 31-May-2019.

 

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319 - DHC-8-311 C-FEXZ Voyageur Aviation, North Bay, ON

Last service 24-Aug-2019 Knee Lake, MB - Winnipeg-Int’l, MB and flew Winnipeg-Int’l, MB - North Bay, ON 25-Aug-2019.

 

4145 - DHC-8-402 9N-ANE Shree Airlines, Kathmandu [Regiona One/SACT]

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík - Rotterdam 25/26-Aug-2019 on delivery, and is expected to continue on to Heraklion, Luxor, Muscat and Kathmandu.

 
Instagram - Photoaviation Photo © Rotterdam 26-Aug-2019

Instagram - Photoaviation Photo © Rotterdam 26-Aug-2019

 

4163 - DHC-8-402 N430QX Horizon Air, Seattle, WA

Removed from storage and flew Tucson, AZ - Oshkosh, WI - Sault Ste Marie, ON 23-Aug-2019. The aircraft had been parked at Tucson since 27-Feb-2019. I’d speculate that this is one of the aircraft being reactivated for return to service, and JD Aero is completing any required maintenance items.

 

4538 - DHC-8-402 OE-IIO Celestial Aviation Trading, Shannon [GECAS]

Flew Saarbrücken - Shannon 26-Aug-2019 to be painted for Cobham Aviation.

 

4602 - DHC-8-402 C-GHHR Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registration cancelled 23-Aug-2019 to ET-AXF; flew Toronto-Downsview, ON - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík - Manchester - Rome 25-Aug-2019.

 
Instagram - Enda Burke Photo © Manchester

Instagram - Enda Burke Photo © Manchester

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529 - DHC-8-202 C-GIWQ World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Registered 20-Aug-2019, ex N375PH. This aircraft had been here in Toronto since 27-Nov-2018, when it arrived from St. Louis, MO

 
Reinhard Zinabold Photo © Toronto-Pearson, ON 31-Jan-2019

Reinhard Zinabold Photo © Toronto-Pearson, ON 31-Jan-2019

 

4601 - DHC-8-402 C-GGTR Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 19-Aug-2019 in blue hangar, in Spicejet c/s.

 

4602 - DHC-8-402 C-GHHR Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 19-Aug-2019 in blue hangar, in Ethiopian c/s. A photo of this aircraft can be seen in the 15-Aug-2019 entry of the news blog.

 

4603 - DHC-8-402 C-GHKA Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 19-Aug-2019 in blue hangar, in Spicejet c.s,

 

46.. - DHC-8-402 C-GHHO Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 19-Aug-2019 in blue hangar, in Jambojet c/s

 

4606 - DHC-8-402 no reg Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 19-Aug-2019 in assembly, bay 4

 

4607 - DHC-8-402 no reg Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 19-Aug-2019 in assembly, bay 4

 

4608 - DHC-8-402 no reg Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 19-Aug-2019 in assembly, bay 4

 

4610 - DHC-8-402 no reg Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 19-Aug-2019 in assembly, bay 1 (fuselage join)

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302 - DHC-8-102 C-GMJJ Central Mountain Air Ltd., Smithers, BC

Flew Calgary-Int’l, AB - Vancouver-Int’l, BC 19-Aug-2019 and entered service 19-Aug-2019 Vancouver-Int’l, BC - Prince George, BC.

This is one of the aircraft acquired from Avmax Aircraft Leasing, which had originally arrived in Calgary on 26-Nov-2018, and is the former N809EX.

 

4147 - DHC-8-402 9N-ANF Shree Airlines, Kathmandu [Regional One/SACT]

Updating previous entries; continued Luxor - Muscat - Kathmandu 18-Aug-2019 completing its delivery flight from Toronto-Pearson.

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506 - DHC-8-202 5Y-SLM Safarilink, Nairobi

Damaged at the Kichwa Tembo airstrip in Masai Mara 16-Aug-2019. The aircraft reportedly encountered two Wildebeests on landing, which subsequently took out the port side main gear. The aircraft can be seen below after the accident.

 
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506_5Y-SLM_MASAI_MARA_SAFARILINK_16-AUG-2019-2.jpg
 

512 - DHC-8-202 N368PH Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin

Test flown from Muskoka, ON 16-Aug-2019. This aircraft had been delivered from St. Louis, MO on 29-Jan-2019.

 

4147 - DHC-8-402 9N-ANF Shree Airlines, Kathmandu [Regional One/SACT]

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík - Rotterdam - Heraklion - Luxor 16/17-Aug-2019 as it continues its delivery flight to Nepal. It had arrived in Toronto 01-Aug-2019 from Tucson, AZ

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264 - DHC-8-311 C-FJXZ Jazz Aviation LP, Enfield, NS

As expected, the 2nd quarter financial results published by Chorus Aviation 13-Aug-2019 confirm that C-FJXZ has been damaged beyond economical repair. It had been hit by a fuel truck while taxiing at Toronto-Pearson, ON on 10-May-2019,

 

410 - DHC-8-311 C-GFMX PAL Aerospace Ltd., St. John’s, NL

Flew St. John’s, NL - Halifax, NS - Winnipeg, MB - Comox, BC 14/15-Aug-2019.

 

4184 - DHC-8-402 D-ABQL LGW - Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter, Dortmund (Eurowings)

Last service for Sky Express 11-Aug-2019 Santorini - Athens and then flew Athens - Dusseldorf returning to LGW - Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter.

 

4602 - DHC-8-402 C-GHHR Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 14-Aug-2019 as BBA20. The aircraft is seen below with thanks to Frederick K. Larkin.

 
Frederick K. Larkin Photo © Downsview, ON 14-Aug-2019

Frederick K. Larkin Photo © Downsview, ON 14-Aug-2019


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4539 - DHC-8-402 VH-IYJ National Jet Express Pty Ltd., Adelaide, SA [GECAS Australia]

Officially registered 05-Aug-2019, ex OE-IIP; operated by Cobham.

 

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MSN 205 - DHC-8-102 5Y-BXH (ex C-GABI)  ALS Aircraft Leasing Services  UNHAS Photo ©

MSN 205 - DHC-8-102 5Y-BXH (ex C-GABI)

ALS Aircraft Leasing Services

UNHAS Photo ©

 
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5Y- ? DHC-8-

UNHAS Photo ©

 
MSN 366 - DHC-8-102 5Y-MTG  748 Air Services  UNHAS Photo ©

MSN 366 - DHC-8-102 5Y-MTG

748 Air Services

UNHAS Photo ©

 
MSN 426 - DHC-202 C-FDXV  Regional 1  Sayed Wakil Sayedi Photo © Afghanistan

MSN 426 - DHC-202 C-FDXV

Regional 1

Sayed Wakil Sayedi Photo © Afghanistan

 
MSN 473 DHC-8-202 5Y-CIL  DAC Aviation  UNHAS Photo © Afghanistan

MSN 473 DHC-8-202 5Y-CIL

DAC Aviation

UNHAS Photo © Afghanistan

 
MSN 473 DHC-8-202 5Y-CIL  DAC Aviation  UNHAS Photo © Afghanistan

MSN 473 DHC-8-202 5Y-CIL

DAC Aviation

UNHAS Photo © Afghanistan