VH-AQD. Aerospatiale ATR-42-312. c/n 019.

 

Air Queensland announces an order for four aircraft - April 03, 1985

However only two aircraft will be taken up - the other are delivered to Air Pacific

First flown as F-WWEF at Toulouse - May 06, 1986

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121 turboprop engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AQD - May 16, 1986

Registered to Air Queensland Ltd, Cairns

Accepted by Air Queensland at Toulouse - May 16, 1986

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia - May 1986

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - May 30, 1986

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Thangool - Gladstone - June 11, 1986

Withdrawn from service and prepaped for sale to Avions de Transport Regional - 1987

Sold to Avions de Transport Regional - May 26, 1987

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to France - May 26, 1987

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 1987

The aircraft was observed at Toulouse being prepared for sale to JAT Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - June 11, 1987

Sold to JAT Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - July 03, 1987

Entered onto the Yugoslav Aircraft Register as YU-ALK - July 1987

The aircraft was observed at Frankfurt as 'YU-ALK' - July 30, 1987

Withdrawn from service - October 1990

Sold to Cimber Air A/S - November 30, 1990

The aircraft was ferried Toulouse - Maastricht in JAT livery - November 30, 1990

Cancelled from the Yugoslav Aircraft Register - November 1990

It was ferried Maastricht - Sonderborg in the DLT livery - December 03, 1990

Entered onto the Danish Aircraft Register as OY-CIG - December 1990

Leased to DLT Deutsche Luftverkenhrsgellschaft as the registered operator - December 03, 1990

DLT was renamed Lufthansa Cityline - March 01, 1992

The aircraft was observed at Paris (Charles de Gualle) in the Lufthansa Cityline livery - April 20, 1992

It was sold to Ingolf L. Nielson - March 07, 1994

It was leased to Cimber Air as the registered operator - March 07, 1994

The aircraft was observed at Newcastle, United Kingdom in the Cimber Air livery with additional

'Partner of Lufthansa' fuselage titles - July 01, 1994

It was sub-leased to Holmstroen Air in a white livery with 'Lapplandsexpressen' titles and a reindeer

tail logo - October 01, 1994

Returned to Cimber Air at the end of the sub-lease - June 21, 1995

It was observed at Copenhagen in an all-white livery - November 29, 2003

It was observed at Hamburg operated by Cimber Air for Cirrus Airlines - May 12, 2004

It was observed at Hamburg operated by Cimber Air for Cirrus Airlines - June 03, 2004

Returned to Avions de Transport Regional at the end of the lease - June 2008

Cancelled from the Danish Aircraft Register - June 2008

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-WKVB - June 30, 2008

The aircraft was reregistered as F-HAAV - December 2008

It was leased to Atlantique Air Assistance, Nantes as the registered operator - December 2008

It was observed at Nantes in Atlantique Air Assistance livery with small titles - December 12, 2008

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-ISLG (CofR G-ISLG/R1) - February 13, 2013

Registered to Blue Islands Ltd, Jersey

This aircraft had flown 42,676 hours - December 31, 2014

It was withdrawn from service - July 2016

It was ferried to Kemble (Cotsworld) for storage and eventual scrapping - July 28, 2016

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - August 03, 2016

It was observed at Kemble in a derelict condition with engine and tailcone missing - September 01, 2018

It was scrapped at Kemble by Air Salvage International - 2018

 

VH-AQD. Air Queensland - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1986.

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