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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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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.

 

United Nations Humanitarian Air Services - World Food Programme

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 ©

 
5Y- ?  DHC-8-  UNHAS Photo ©

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

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375 - DHC-8-202 N375PH Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin [WFBNW]

Officially imported to Canada 09-Aug-2019; the aircraft has been present at Toronto-Pearson since arriving from St. Louis, MO on 27-Nov-2018.

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

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

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4216 - DHC-8-402 G-ECOF Flybe Ltd., Exeter [German Operating Aircraft Leasing]

Sold to Chorus Aviation Capital, Dublin 08-Aug-2019; lease to Flybe Ltd. continues.

 

4221 DHC-8-402 G-ECOH Flybe Ltd., Exeter [German Operating Aircraft Leasing]

Sold to Chorus Aviation Capital, Dublin 08-Aug-2019; lease to Flybe Ltd. continues.

 

4224 DHC-8-402 G-ECOI Flybe Ltd., Exeter [German Operating Aircraft Leasing]

Sold to Chorus Aviation Capital, Dublin 08-Aug-2019; lease to Flybe Ltd. continues.

 

4230 - DHC-8-402 G-ECOK Flybe Ltd., Exeter [German Operating Aircraft Leasing]

Sold to Chorus Aviation Capital, Dublin 08-Aug-2019; lease to Flybe Ltd. continues.

 

4237 - DHC-8-402 G-ECOO Flybe Ltd., Exeter [German Operating Aircraft Leasing]

Sold to Chorus Aviation Capital, Dublin 08-Aug-2019; lease to Flybe Ltd. continues.

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Shree Airlines Introduces DHC-8-400s.

By: Andrew H. Cline

Kathmandu Tribhuvan (KTM/VNKT) based Nepalese tourist carrier Shree Airlines (SHA) is in the process of acquiring secondhand Bombardier Q400s. Shree Airlines was founded in 1999 operating helicopters serving Nepal, primarily on religious tours and carrying expeditions to mountain base camps. It currently operates Nepal’s largest helicopter fleet consisting of six MiL Mi-17 Hips and two recently added Eurocopter AS350s for Medevac and Casevac operations.

Shree airlines is a new user of Bombardier fixed-wing aircraft, acquired to feed its growing sightseeing, tourism and mountaineering charter flight operations and improve commercial service within Nepal. It currently operates four Bombardier aircraft: two CRJ-200ERs delivered in April and May 2017 (c/n 7798 9N-AMA ex-IBEX and c/n 7643 9N-AMC ex-J-Air) and two CRJ-700s delivered in June 2017 and June 2018 (c/n 10048 9N-AMB ex-Maersk and c/n 10246 9N-AMO ex-Horizon). Both CRJ-700s are leased from Canadian lessor Regional 1.

The first DHC-8-400 to commence delivery to Shree Airlines was DHC-8-400 9N-ANF (MSN 4147) which flew from Bombardier's facility in Tucson (TUS) to Toronto Lester B. Pearson Interational Airport (YYZ) on August 1 2019. It was formerly operated by Horizon Air as N420QX from January 2007 until it was stored at Bombardier’s Tucson facility in January 2018. DHC-8-400 9N-ANE (MSN 4145) flew from TUS-YYZ on August 7th. It was ex-Horizon Air N419QX, withdrawn from use in October 2017. They will both receive maintenance with Skyservice in Toronto for several weeks before proceeding overseas on delivery.

 
Shree Airlines DHC-8-402 9N-ANE (MSN 4145) is seen arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) from Tucson, AZ (TUS) on August 7th.

Shree Airlines DHC-8-402 9N-ANE (MSN 4145) is seen arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) from Tucson, AZ (TUS) on August 7th.


 

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

Flew Tucson-Int’l, AZ - Toronto-Pearson, ON 07-Aug-2019, ex N419QX

 

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

Registered 07-Aug-2019 (for Ethiopian)

 

A couple of recent shots of MSN 4070, RP-C3032 taken at Manila with thanks to Paolo Paulme. This aircraft was withdrawn from use in Jun-2017, having originally been delivered to Widerøe in 2002.

 
Paolo Paulme Photo © Manila

Paolo Paulme Photo © Manila

 
Paolo Paulme Photo © Manila

Paolo Paulme Photo © Manila

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533 - DHC-8-311 N144WF Regional One Inc., Miami, FL [Southern Aircraft Consultancy]

Updating previous entries; now known to have been delivered to Policia Nacional de Colombia using the serial PNC-0248. The aircraft is seen below in full PNC livery; it had last been noted at Georgetown, Cayman Island in Jun-2019, still in full Aurora c/s.

 
Rique Lytle Photo ©

Rique Lytle Photo ©

 
John Henry Bernal Porras Photo © Bogota

John Henry Bernal Porras Photo © Bogota

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

Flew San Diego-North Island NAS - San Marcos, TX 01-Aug-2019, presumably for a check at the company’s main base in San Marcos. The aircraft had been operating the Navy’s North Island - San Clemente shuttle, which in its absence is now being covered by two DHC-6-300’s from Rampart Aviation.

 
Jarrod Wilkening Photo © San Marcos, TX 27-Jul-2017

Jarrod Wilkening Photo © San Marcos, TX 27-Jul-2017

 

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

Flew Düsseldorf - Athens 04-Aug-2019 on wet-lease to Sky Express Airlines (Crete). Entered service 05-Aug-2019 Athens - Chania.

 
Shamu28 Photo © Exeter 25-Apr-2018

Shamu28 Photo © Exeter 25-Apr-2018

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4145 - DHC-8-402 N419QX Regional One Inc., Miami, FL [Southern Aircraft Consultancy Trustee]

Registration cancelled 30-Jul-2019 to Nepal (for Shree Airlines)

 

4147 - DHC-8-402 N420QX Regional One Inc., Miami, FL [Southern Aircraft Consultancy Trustee]

Registration cancelled 09-Jul-2019 to Nepal as 9N-ANF. Flew Tucson-Int’l, AZ - Toronto-Pearson, ON 01-Aug-2019 on delivery to Shree Airlines.

 
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489 - DHC-8-315 N489SN Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, NV

Flew Huntsville-Executive, AL - Kansas City-Wheeler, MO - Rapid City, SD - Great Falls, MT for attention by Avmax.

 

4600 - DHC-8-402 C-GFLL Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registration cancelled 31-Jul-2019 to ET-AXE. Updating yesterday’s entry, flew Downsview, ON - Goose Bay, NL 31-Aug-2019, then Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík 01-Aug-2019, with the balance not expected to change.

Photo contribution welcomed if anyone catches it along the way!


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4600 - DHC-8-402 ET-AXE Ethiopian Airlines, Addis Ababa

Updating previous entries; flew Downsview, ON - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík 31-Jul-2019 as ETH9201, and is expected to continue to London-Stansted, Rome, Cairo and Addis Ababa. The 25th Dash 8-400 for Ethiopian, and 600th built.

 

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Air Niugini Photo © Port Moresby 30-Jul-2019

Air Niugini Photo © Port Moresby 30-Jul-2019

AIR NIUGINI EXTENDS IN-HOUSE HEAVY MAINTENANCE CHECKS TO SOLOMON AIRLINES

Air Niugini has now expanded its in-house heavy maintenance checks to include other airlines from within the region, commencing with Solomon Airline’s Dash 8 aircraft this week.

Managing Director, Mr Alan Milne said it is a milestone achievement for ANG to carry out in-house heavy maintenance checks for the first time on an aircraft belonging to another airline, adding that this expansion of services reflects the airline’s continuous training and successful professional development program for its engineering and maintenance staff over the years.

Mr Milne said “ It’s history in the making, a proud moment for Air Niugini and Papua New Guinea to see another airline engaging our engineering and maintenance services.”

“With my engineering background, I can assure everyone that the staff here at Air Niugini Engineering are some of the best I have seen so far. I also acknowledge the Board and management of Solomon Airlines for the trust and confidence they have placed in us. The team here is all set and motivated; we are confident we will get the job done on time.”

Mr Milne also said currently there were not many facilities in Australia and a lot of operators were sending their aircraft to Europe for heavy maintenance checks.

“ So we see Air Niugini perfectly positioned to start doing that maintenance.”

Since July 2018 to date, Air Niugini’s in-house heavy maintenance checks, apart from achieving costs saving by keeping money in PNG, have resulted in improved quality of the completed aircraft. It also ensures capacity building, in terms of local knowledge and up-skilling of maintenance staff - especially young PNG Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who are coming through the ranks after years of extensive training.

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DE HAVILLAND CANADA AND ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES CELEBRATE THE DELIVERY OF THE MILESTONE DASH 8-400 AIRCRAFT BEARING SERIAL NUMBER 4600

 

Toronto, July 29, 2019 -- De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited ("De Havilland Canada") and Ethiopian Airlines ("Ethiopian") celebrated the delivery of the milestone Dash 8-400 aircraft bearing serial number 4600 on Friday, July 26.The aircraft is also the 25th Dash 8-400 aircraft delivered to Ethiopian Airlines.

Senior executives of Ethiopian Airlines, De Havilland Canada and Longview Aviation Capital, the parent company of De Havilland Canada, joined Ethiopian’s aircraft acceptance team and hundreds of De Havilland Canada employees for the celebration held at De Havilland Canada’s facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where Dash 8-400 aircraft are manufactured. Her Excellency Nasise Challi Jira, Ethiopian Ambassador to Canada and representatives of the government of Ontario were also in attendance.

"The Dash 8-400 aircraft gives us the performance attributes, capacity and passenger comfort that support our strategic partnerships with regional carriers in Africa and supports our continuing growth strategy in the market," said Tewolde GebreMariam, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines Group. "We are honoured to be receiving the milestone aircraft bearing serial number 4600 and we are committed to supporting our fleet and others in our region through our Authorized Service Facility and our Dash 8-400 aircraft simulator."

"The delivery of the 600th Dash 8-400 aircraft produced at our Toronto facility is a significant moment for De Havilland Canada and we are delighted that Ethiopian Airlines, our largest customer in Africa, is the recipient airline. Since this aircraft will become the 25th Dash 8-400 turboprop in Ethiopian’s fleet, we are celebrating two important milestones," said Todd Young, Chief Operating Officer, De Havilland Canada. "Growing markets will continue to drive the evolution of our Dash 8-400 aircraft, as well as the suite of services we offer to support our customers. We are very proud that our teams in Toronto and at locations across the globe are well aligned in helping us meet the demand from airlines."

 

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

Flight-planned 30-Jul-2019 for Great Falls, MT - Colorado Springs, CO - Saltillo (Mexico). N841HA was returned from lease to LAN Colombia in Nov-2015, and has been parked at either Great Falls, MT or Calgary, AB since that time.

 
Dave Subelack Photo © Calgary, AB 03-Jun-2016

Dave Subelack Photo © Calgary, AB 03-Jun-2016

 

4467 - DHC-8-402 C-FKWE Westjet Encore, Calgary, AB

Sustained structural damage to nose gear, nose gear doors, forward pressure bulkhead and wrinkling of skin in hard landing at Edmonton-Capital, AB 19-Jul-2019.

Full details at:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4caf12b7&opt=0

 
Reinhard Zinabold Photo © Toronto-Pearson, ON Mar-2019

Reinhard Zinabold Photo © Toronto-Pearson, ON Mar-2019

 

4599 - DHC-8-402 VT-SQJ Spicejet, Delhi

Updating yesterday’s entry; continued Budapest - Trabzon on its delivery flight to India. The aircraft is seen below earlier in the delivery at Bournemouth yesterday, with thanks to George McDowell Aviation Photography.

 
George McDowell Aviation Photography © Bournemouth 29-Jul-2019

George McDowell Aviation Photography © Bournemouth 29-Jul-2019

 

4600 - DHC-8-402 C-GFLL Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Flight-planned for delivery 30-Jul-2019 Toronto-Downsview, ON - Goose Bay, NL as ETH9201 for Ethiopian Airlines. As noted in the heading news item, this is the 600th DHC-8-400 and the 25th for Ethiopian Airlines.