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443 - DHC-8-314 VP-BNS Yakutia Airlines, Yakutsk

Updating previous entry; flew Calgary-Int’l, AB - Fort Nelson, BC - Nome, AK - Anadyr - Yakutsk 21/22-Jul-2019 on delivery, ex C-FBXG.

Ferry flight is operated by Jet Test & Transport as JTN9137.

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

Registration cancelled 17-Jul-2019 to Bermuda (for operation in Russian Federation by Yakutia). C-FBXG had been parked at Calgary since Jun-2017 when it was returned from Sunwest Aviation. It received Yakutia livery in Mar-2019. but had not previously been delivered.

 

4145 - DHC-8-402 N419QX Regional One Inc., Miami, FL [SACT]

Flew Roswell, NM - Tucson-Int’l, AZ 19-Jul-2019 following painting by Dean Baldwin. The aircraft had been in Roswell since 09-Jul-2019 when it arrived from Tucson. This is expected to be one of the aircraft destined for Shree Airlines in Nepal.

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321 - DHC-8-102 C-FVRJ Central Mountain Air Ltd., Smithers, BC

Registered 17-Jul-2019, ex N815EX. This aircraft arrived in Calgary on 10-Jul-2019.

 

4577 - DHC-8-402 C-FXFK Conair Group Inc., Abbotsford, BC

Registration cancelled 15-Jul-2019 to F-ZBMH. The aircraft had been delivered to Nimes on 18-Jun-2019.

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13 - DHC-8-102 C-GASB Summit Air, Yellowknife

Flew Thunder Bay, ON - Winnipeg, MB 03-Jun-2019 . Since being positioned to Winnipeg the aircraft has been involved with the evacuation of residents from the Pikangikum First Nation necessitated by wild fires.

Also involved in the airlift have been DHC-8’s from Wasaya Airways and Perimeter Aviation and Trans Capital’s DHC-7 C-FPBJ.

 

4539 - DHC-8-402 OE-IIP Celestial Aviation Trading, Shannon

Following repaint into Cobham Aviation livery, OE-IIP flew Shannon - Saarbücken 14-Jul-2019. The aircraft is expected to be delivered to Australia shortly.

 
Donal Morrissey Photo © Shannon 14-Jul-2019

Donal Morrissey Photo © Shannon 14-Jul-2019

 

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

Officially registered 15-Jul-2019 (for Spicejet). Note that this latest DHC-8-402 to join the register remains as Bombardier.

 
C-GGTR MSN 4601 Downsview, ON 06-Jul-2019  Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©

C-GGTR MSN 4601 Downsview, ON 06-Jul-2019

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo ©

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

Last service for Wasaya/Goldcorp 12-Jul-2019 and then flew Thunder Bay, ON - North Bay, ON 13-Jul-2019 on return to Voyageur.

 

442 - DHC-8-314 C-GMWT Wasaya Airways LP, Thunder Bay, ON [Goldcorp Canada Ltd.]

Flew St. John’s, NL - Chicoutimi, QC - Timmins, ON - Thunder Bay, ON 10-Jul-2019 following completion of a check at PAL Aerospace. The aircraft had been in St. John’s since 05-Jun-2019.

 

4539 - DHC-8-402 OE-IIP Celestial Aviation Trading, Shannon

Rolled out at Shannon 13-Jul-2019 in full Cobham Aviation Services livery, as seen in the photograph below by Malcolm Nason. It is expected to become VH-IYJ upon delivery to Australia.

 
Malcolm Nason Photo © Shannon 13-Jul-2019

Malcolm Nason Photo © Shannon 13-Jul-2019

 


MSN 4429 ET-AQF, which was previously with ASky was moved to Tchadia Airlines last fall, and is seen below at Douala, Cameroon.

Creative Digital Photo © Douala

Creative Digital Photo © Douala

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321 - DHC-8-102 N815EX Central Mountain Aviation Ltd., Smithers, BC [Bank of Utah Trustee]

Flew Saltillo - Del Rio, TX - Colorado Springs, CO - Calgary-Int’l, AB 10-Jul-2019. The aircraft had been in Saltillo since 25-Mar-2019.

 

478 - DHC-8-201 N969HA Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFBNW]

Registered to Dynamic Avlease Inc., Bridgewater, VA 10-Jul-2019; flew Great Falls, MT - Duluth, MN - North Bay, ON 10/11-Jul-2019 on delivery. The aircraft had been parked at Great Falls since 2015 when it was returned from LAN Colombia.



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197 - DHC-8-102 P2-MCI PNG Air Ltd., Port Moresby

Flew Port Moresby, NCD - Cairns, QLD - Alice Springs, NT - Kalgoorlie, WA - Perth, WA 24/26-Jun-2019 for Maroomba Airlines. Registered to Nantay Pty Ltd., Perth, WA 05-Jul-2019 as VH-AEP.

 
James Woodrow Photo © Perth, WA 26-Jun-2019

James Woodrow Photo © Perth, WA 26-Jun-2019

 

4129 - DHC-8-402 D-ABQO Eurowings [LGW-Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter]

Flew Düsseldorf - Exeter 17-Jun-2019 and noted there 08-Jul-2019, still all white with Eurowings titles (as seen below.

 
Shamu 28 Photo © Exeter 08-Jul-2019

Shamu 28 Photo © Exeter 08-Jul-2019

 

4322 - DHC-8-402 D2-EUQ Heli Malongo, Luanda

Test flown from Toronto-Pearson, ON 05-Jul-2019, and then flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Keflavík - Prestwick - Cascais 07/08-Jul-2019. The aircraft had arrived in Toronto back on 18-Apr-2019.

 

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

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 05-Jul-2019, full Spicejet c/s

 

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

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 07-Jul-2019, full Ethiopian Airlines c/s

This aircraft is not yet on the CCAR. I have shown it as registered to Bombardier in absence of knowing exactly who it will actually be registered to. I am guessing the new builds will appear as De Havilland Aircraft of Canada.

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

Noted outside at Toronto-Pearson, ON 30-Jun-2019 with all titles and logos overpainted, as seen in the photo below by Hawthorn Photography. This is the aircraft that was hit by a fuel truck on 10-May-2019.

 
Hawthorn Photography Photo © Toronto-Pearson ON 30-Jun-2019

Hawthorn Photography Photo © Toronto-Pearson ON 30-Jun-2019

 

4042 - DHC-8-402 OE-LGE Austrian Airlines, Vienna

Last service 25-Jun-2019 Chisinau - Vienna; flew Vienna - Karpathos - Marsa Alam - Addis Ababa - Nairobi 02/03-Jul-2019 on delivery to ? The aircraft is seen below at Marsa Alam on 02-Jul-2019,

 
Andy Stocker Photo © Marsa Alam 02-Jul-2019

Andy Stocker Photo © Marsa Alam 02-Jul-2019

 

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

Noted at Toronto-Downsview, ON 30-Jun-2019 for Spicejet.

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4052 - DHC-8-402 9G-DIA Passion Air, Accra [DAC Aviation]

Flew Accra - Tamanrasset - Malta 27-Jun-2019 to be repainted into full c/s. This was the first DHC-8-402 to be delivered to Ghana for Passion Air in Jul-2017, and previously had been operating in an all white livery.

 

4177 - DHC-8-402 N699UA Unical Aviation Inc., City of Industry, CA

Flew Kagoshima - Sapporo - Petropavlovsk - Anadyr - Anchorage, AK - Everett, WA - San Bernardino 20/25-Jun-2019 on delivery, ex JA851C.

 
Y. Sakai Photo © Kagoshima Jun-2019

Y. Sakai Photo © Kagoshima Jun-2019

 

4319 - DHC-8-402 OE-LGM Austrian Airlines, Vienna

Tail strike incident at Innsbruck 04-Apr-2019; http://avherald.com/h?article=4c64c3ce&opt=0

 

4402 - DHC-8-402 VT-SUM Spicejet, Delhi

Overran the end of the runway on landing in heavy rain at Surat, India 30-Jun-2019. The aircraft remained within the overrun area, and there were no injuries.

 
Ahmedabad Mirror Photo ©

Ahmedabad Mirror Photo ©

 

4539 - DHC-8-402 OE-IIP Celestial Aviation Trading Ltd., Shannon

Flew Saarbrücken - Shannon 30-Jun-2019 in preparation for lease to Cobham Aviation in Australia.

 
Malcolm Nason Photo © Shannon 30-Jun-2019

Malcolm Nason Photo © Shannon 30-Jun-2019

 

4596 - DHC-8-402 VT-SQI Spicejet, Delhi

Following display duties at the Paris show, flew Paris-LeBourget - Budapest - Trabzon - Delhi 21/24-Jun-2019 on delivery.

 

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

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 25/26-Jun-2019.

 
Reinhard Zinabold Photo © Hamilton, ON 26-Jun-2019

Reinhard Zinabold Photo © Hamilton, ON 26-Jun-2019

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533 - DHC-8-311 N144WF Regional One Inc., Miami, FL [SACT]

Updating previous entries; it would appear that the aircraft departed Georgetown, Cayman Islands 14-Jun-2019, and was last noted descending toward Bogota later the same day.

 

4598 - DHC-8-402 P4-AIR Qazaq Air, Almaty

Flew Toronto-Downsview, ON - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík - Riga - Almaty 19/21-Jun-2019 on delivery, ex C-GFNK.

 
 

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

Registered 20-Jun-2019 (note that at least as of today, newly registered Dash 8-400’s continue to show as Bombardier)

 

Instagram Eights

A selection of Dash 8 s from recent Instagram posts.

Stripedfly Photo © Kolyma River

Stripedfly Photo © Kolyma River

Stripedfly Photo © Kolyma River

Stripedfly Photo © Kolyma River

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

Registration cancelled 19-Jun-2019 on export to Aruba (for operation in Kazakhstan by Qazak)

 
Reinhard Zinabold Photo © Hamilton ON 16-Jun-2019

Reinhard Zinabold Photo © Hamilton ON 16-Jun-2019

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Instagram Eights

A selection of Dash 8 s from recent Instagram posts.

 
Hessenflyer Photo © Zürich

Hessenflyer Photo © Zürich

 
Planespotter_ben Photo ©

Planespotter_ben Photo ©

 

Statement on Type & Series Identifiers for the DHC-8 fleet Effective June 2019

 

Since the launch of the entire DHC-8 program many years ago, the manufacturer has gone through a series of name and ownership changes. This has resulted in the DHC-8 being known and identified by a number of different monikers, and marketing names. For the purposes of the aircraft history pages and transactional/movements/sightings items in the news blog, the aircraft will be identified by those found on the Type Certificate Data Sheet.

  • DHC-8-101, DHC-8-102, DHC-8-103, DHC-8-106

  • DHC-8-201, DHC-8-202

  • DHC-8-301, DHC-8-311, DHC-8-314, DHC-8-315

  • DHC-8-401, DHC-8-402

On the aircraft history pages a bracketed number following the series indicates that the aircraft has been modified to another series. Example: DHC-8-311 (314) indicates the aircraft was built as a series 311 and subsequently modified to a series 314.

The Type Certificate Data Sheets contain no references to the written form “Dash” nor do they contain any “Q” reference. Both of these are marketing terms.

Longview Aviation has determined that the marketing name for the Series 400 product will be displayed as “Dash 8-400”. Similar to the aircraft having had the marketing name “Q400” previously with Bombardier. Press releases will show as “Dash 8-400”.

If you have any questions please let me know.

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De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Delivers First Dash 8-400 Aircraft

 

Today at the Paris Air Show, De Havilland Aircraft announced the delivery of its first Dash 8-400 aircraft following the completion of the transition of the Dash 8/Q Series aircraft program. The aircraft was delivered to Qazaq Air JSC of Kazakhstan and will become the fifth Dash 8-400 turboprop in the airline’s fleet.

“We are delighted to be included in this important milestone and to receive De Havilland Canada’s first delivered aircraft,” said Plamen Atanassov, CEO, Qazaq Air. “We are very pleased with the operational performance and capabilities of our Dash 8-400 aircraft and are proud to support the transition of the Dash 8 aircraft program from Bombardier to De Havilland Canada.”

 

Six Dash 8-400’s for TAAG Angola Airlines

 
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De Havilland Aircraft also announced today that TAAG Angola Airlines E.P. has purchased six Dash 8-400 aircraft. TAAG is the state-owned, national airline of Angola. This order was announced by Bombardier Commercial Aircraft on March 29, 2019, as an order from an unidentified customer.

“We are delighted to welcome TAAG Angola Airlines to our family of Dash 8-400 aircraft customers and look forward to also offering the airline our full suite of service solutions,” said Todd Young, COO, De Havilland Canada. “The Dash 8-400 aircraft offers the lowest seat costs, as well as unmatched range and speed versus other turboprops. It also offers an enhanced customer experience and has proven its reliability in some of the world’s most challenging environments, so we are confident that it is ideally suited to meet and exceed TAAG’s requirements.”


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4577 - DHC-8-402 C-FXFK Conair Group Inc., Abbotsford, BC

Flew Abbotsford, BC - Thompson, MB - Iqaluit, NU - Keflavík - Jersey - Nimes 16/18-Jun-2019 on delivery to Securite Civile.

 
Brian Tattuinee Photo © Iqaluit, NU 16-Jun-2019

Brian Tattuinee Photo © Iqaluit, NU 16-Jun-2019

 

A full up hangar at Muskoka Aircraft Center yesterday, including no fewer than four DHC-8’s inside, and at least one on the ramp. Also visible are a couple of the Air Georgian 1900D’s that were positioned into YQA in the past months.

 
Muskoka Aircraft Center Photo © 17-Jun-2019

Muskoka Aircraft Center Photo © 17-Jun-2019

 

Instagram Eights

A selection of Dash-8 and Q400’s from recent Instagram posts.

 
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The first Q400 for Nepal’s Shree Airlines is seen above being prepared for delivery from Tucson, AZ  Aviation Nepal Photo ©

The first Q400 for Nepal’s Shree Airlines is seen above being prepared for delivery from Tucson, AZ

Aviation Nepal Photo ©

 
Mexican Navy Q200 ANX1230 at Tampico  Francisco Pimentel Photo © Tampico

Mexican Navy Q200 ANX1230 at Tampico

Francisco Pimentel Photo © Tampico

 
Olympic Q400 SX-OBB on final approach to Athens Eleftherios Venizelos  OVK Photographer Photo © Athens Jun-2019

Olympic Q400 SX-OBB on final approach to Athens Eleftherios Venizelos

OVK Photographer Photo © Athens Jun-2019

 
LOT’s SP-EQK has just received this commemorative 100th anniversary Polish Aeroclub livery  Chopin Airport Photo © 17-Jun-2019

LOT’s SP-EQK has just received this commemorative 100th anniversary Polish Aeroclub livery

Chopin Airport Photo © 17-Jun-2019

 
A rather naked looking Spicejet Q400 VT-SUU taken at Chennai. This is the former N336NG.  Srinivasan Venkatesan Photo ©

A rather naked looking Spicejet Q400 VT-SUU taken at Chennai. This is the former N336NG.

Srinivasan Venkatesan Photo ©