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284 - DHC-8-311 N337EN Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin [WFBNW]

Noted parked at Oklahoma City-Post, OK 20-May-2019, basic American Eagle c/s, no engines

 

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

Last service 07-Apr-2019 Grande Prairie, AB - Calgary-Int’l, AB; operator’s AOC was suspended 08-Apr-2019.

 

518 - DHC-8-202 N362PH Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin [WFBNW]

Noted parked at Oklahoma City-Post, OK 20-May-2019, basic United Express c/s

 

530 - DHC-8-202 N379PH Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin [WFBNW]

Noted parked at Oklahoma City-Post, OK 20-May-2019, basic United Express c/s

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443 - DHC-8-311 C-FBXG Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Flight planned Muskoka, ON - Sudbury, ON - Winnipeg, MB - Calgary-Int’l, AB 09-Jun-2019; the aircraft had been with Muskoka Aircraft since 17-May-2019.

 

4598 - DHC-8-402 C-GFNK Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 07-Jun-2019 as BBA3. Qazak c/s.

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533 - DHC-8-311 RA-67251 Aurora Airlines, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Flew Anchorage, AK - Seattle-Boeing Field, WA - Oakland, CA - Phoenix, AZ 01/05-May-2019 on delivery, and is seen below passing through Seattle with credit to Woodys Aeroimages. Registered to Southern Aircraft Consultancy Trustee 06-Jun-2019 as N144WF.

 
Woodys Aeroimages Photo © Seattle-Boeing Field 05-May-2019

Woodys Aeroimages Photo © Seattle-Boeing Field 05-May-2019


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256 - DHC-8-311 C-GRUR Central Mountain Air Ltd., Smithers, BC

Registration cancelled 23-Apr-2019; registered to Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB 06-Jun-2019. The aircraft had been returned from lease to Central Mountain in Nov-2017 and been parked at Calgary.

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

Flew North Bay, ON - Thunder Bay, ON 01-Jun-2019, and in service 04-Jun-2019 Thunder Bay - Opapimiskan - Red Lake - Thunder Bay for Wasaya Airways/Goldcorp, replacing MSN 442 C-GMWT.

 

442 - DHC-8-311 C-GMWT Wasaya Airways, Thunder Bay, ON [Goldcorp Canada Ltd.]

Flew Thunder Bay - Baie Comeau - St. John’s 05-Jun-2019, likely for attention by PAL Airlines.

 

613 - DHC-8-315 C-GIXF World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

Updating previous entry; flew Keflavík - Narsarsuaq - Goose Bay - Peterborough - Toronto-Pearson, ON 03/04-Jun-2019, completing its delivery from Lagos.

 

4177 - DHC-8-402 JA851C Japan Air Commuter, Kagoshima

Registered to Unical Aviation Inc., City of Industry, CA 04-Jun-2019 as N699UA.

 
KN Aviation Photo © Yakushima 14-Jul-2018

KN Aviation Photo © Yakushima 14-Jul-2018

KUU Photo © Kagoshima 19-Jan-2019

KUU Photo © Kagoshima 19-Jan-2019

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4597 - DHC-8-402 C-GFKW Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Flew Toronto-Downsview, ON - Port Huron, MI - St. Louis (SUS) 31-May-2019. The aircraft will undergo multi-mission conversion by the Flying Colours facility there under contract to Conair. It will ultimately be delivered to Securite Civile in France.

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448 - DHC-8-202 N448YV LC Peru, Lima [Avmax Aircraft Leasing/WFT]

Registered to Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFT] 29-May-2019. The aircraft had been leased to LC Peru, who ceased operations on 21-Nov-2018.

 

4147 - DHC-8-402 N420QX Regional One Inc., Miami, FL [SACT]

Flew Tucson-Int’l, AZ - Roswell, NM 28-May-2019.

 

4597 - DHC-8-402 C-GFKW Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 29-May-2019 as BBA3. Securite Civile c/s.

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613 - DHC-8-315 C-GIXF World Wide Aircraft Ferrying, Mississauga, ON

Updating yesterday’s entry; continued N’djamena - ? - Cairo - Athens 24-May-2019, ex 5N-TBB

 

4598 - DHC-8-402 C-GFNK Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 07-May-2019 and 23-May-2019 in full Qazak c/s.

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4596 - DHC-8-402 C-GDOU Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 17-May-2019 as BBA10. Registration cancelled 24-May-2019 on export to India.

 

4597 - DHC-8-402 C-GFKW Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 22-May-2019 as BBA14.

 

4599 - DHC-8-402 C-GFKL Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 23-May-2019 hangared and in full Spicejet c/s.

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28 - DHC-8-102 C-GCFK Nav Canada, Ottawa, ON

Last service 13-Apr-2019 Iqaluit, NU - Val d’Or, QC - Ottawa, ON ending 34 years of calibration duties across Canada. The aircraft flew Ottawa, ON - Winnipeg, MB - Calgary, AB 06-May-2019 pending disposition.

 

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

Flew St. John’s, NL - Halifax, NS - Val d’Or, QC - Winnipeg, MB 15/16-Apr-2019 on delivery to Perimeter Aviation. Entered service 18-Apr-2019.

 

319 - DHC-8-314 C-FEXZ Voyageur Aviation, North Bay, ON

Flew North Bay, ON - Winnipeg, MB 17-May-2019, where it is expected to be based for the summer operating a lodge contract.

 

613 - DHC-8-315 C-GIXF World Wide Aircraft Ferrying Ltd., Mississauga, ON

ex 5N-TBB; flew Lagos - N’djamena (Chad) 22-May-2019 at it is finally able to exit Nigeria on delivery. This aircraft (along with MSN 614) have been tied up in litigation since 2015. Both were originally delivered to Heli Malongo in Angola in 2005.

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448 - DHC-8-202 N448YV Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFT]

First noted parked at Lima during Mar-2019 in full Avioandes c/s, pending delivery to Ecuador, where it has since become HC-CTY. It joins MSN 454, HC-CSY, which was acquired in Mar-2018. The second aircraft had been operated under lease to LC Perú.

 

4010 - DHC-8-402 N404AV Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFT]

Noted parked at Lima May-2019, still in full LC Perú c/s, but is expected to enter service with the Star Perú shortly. The aircraft had been idle since LC Perú ceased operations on 21-Nov-2018, and were placed into bankruptcy on 12-Dec-2018.

 

4036 - DHC-8-402 N689AC Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFT]

Noted parked at Lima May-2019, being repainted for Star Perú. The aircraft had been idle since LC Perú ceased operations on 21-Nov-2018, and were placed into bankruptcy on 12-Dec-2018.

 

4262 - DHC-8-402 N145VE Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFT]

Noted parked at Lima May-2019 now in Star Perú c/s, and expected to enter service with the carrier shortly. The aircraft had been idle since LC Perú ceased operations on 21-Nov-2018, and were placed into bankruptcy on 12-Dec-2018.

 
Left to Right at Lima; N145VE, N689AC, N404AV and N448YV which has gone to Ecuador

Left to Right at Lima; N145VE, N689AC, N404AV and N448YV which has gone to Ecuador

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Chorus Aviation Announces Leasing Transaction for Five Q400s to Flybe and Reaches 50 Aircraft Portfolio Milestone

HALIFAX, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus') (TSX: CHR) announced today that Chorus Aviation Capital ('CAC') has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire five, mid-life Bombardier Q400 aircraft currently on lease with Europe's largest independent regional airline, Flybe. This transaction is expected to close by this summer and is subject to customary conditions precedent to closing, such as the novation of the existing leases, as well as the receipt of all regulatory approvals or consents required in connection with the acquisition of Flybe by Connect Airways Limited. With these acquisitions, Chorus Aviation Capital has announced 50 commitments to date for its regional aircraft leasing business.

"We are very pleased to expand our relationship with our existing customer, Flybe," said Steve Ridolfi, President, Chorus Aviation Capital. "In less than two years we've grown our leasing portfolio to 50 aircraft acquired at approximately US $995.0 million with US $765.0 million in future contract lease revenue."

"In addition to growing CAC's lease portfolio, these mid-life aircraft play to the Chorus group's strengths as a diversified provider of regional aviation services," commented Joe Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chorus.  "At the end of the lease term, Chorus will have multiple potential uses for these aircraft, including lease extensions, re-leases or sale to new operators, conversions to non-passenger use, or disassembly for parts sales. I applaud the Chorus team for reaching this important milestone and for embracing our vision to become a worldwide provider of integrated regional aviation services."

Upon the completion of this transaction, and seven other aircraft pending delivery to other customers, CAC's portfolio will include 38 turboprops and 12 regional jets placed with 13 airlines on six continents. When combined with the 47 aircraft leased under the Capacity Purchase Agreement with Air Canada, Chorus' fleet of leased aircraft has reached 97 aircraft valued at approximately US $1.6 billion.

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443 - DHC-8-311 C-FBXG Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Flew Calgary, AB - Winnipeg, MB - Muskoka, ON 17-May-2019 presumably for painting. The aircraft had previously received Yakutia livery, and is seen below on approach to Muskoka.

 
Hugh Reid Photo © Muskoka, ON 17-May-2019

Hugh Reid Photo © Muskoka, ON 17-May-2019

 

4599 - DHC-8-402 C-GFKL Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registered 13-May-2019

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261 - DHC-8-311 N327EN Elix Aviation Capital, Dublin [WFBNW]

Flew Salisbury, MD - Bridgewater, VA 29-Apr-2019 for Dynamic Aviation. The aircraft had been parked at Salisbury since 04-Jul-2018

 
Sim Tography Photo © Salisbury, MD

Sim Tography Photo © Salisbury, MD

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

Badly damaged when hit by a fuel truck while taxiing at Toronto-Pearson, ON 10-May-2019. The aircraft was returning to Toronto after having been unable to land at Sudbury, ON.

Initial impact damage seen below cockpit, and subsequently at rear baggage door as fuel truck spun around.

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4051 - DHC-8-402 N409QX Horizon Air, Seattle, WA [GECAS/WFBNW]

Sold to Aviation Marketing Group LLC, Fort Mill, SC 08-May-2019 and registered the same day. This aircraft has been parked at Tucson, AZ since 22-Mar-2018.