VH-YMI. Airbus A310-304. c/n 425.


Ordered new by Wardair Canada

First flown as F-WWCP - December 24, 1986

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80C2A2 engines

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FWDX - January 1988

Delivered to Wardair Canada -February 01, 1988

Aircraft was named 'H. W. Harry Hayter'

Transferred to Canadian Airlines when both airlines merged - October 16, 1989

Withdrawn from use and stored - January 31, 1991

Prepared for lease to Compass Airlines - ?

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight to Australia - June 21, 1991

Leased to Compass Airlines - June 24, 1991

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - June 24, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YMI - June 24, 1991

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as YM333 - June 25, 1991

Operated in an all-white livery with Compass titles and logo

Operated last revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as YM335 - December 20, 1991

Compass suspended operations due to bankruptcy - December 20, 1991

Placed in open storage at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - January 28, 1992

Entered onto the Canadian Airlines as C-FWDX - January 28, 1992

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Canada - January 28, 1992

Ferried Toronto - London (Gatwick) for maintenance and storage - 1992

Observed at Gatwick without engines and in basic Compass livery - April 22, 1992

Sold to the Canadian Armed Forces - December 01, 1992

Allocated the Canadian Air Force serial number '15003'

Converted to Airbus A310-304F with freight door

Operated as an Airbus CC-150 Polaris by 437 Transport Squadron, 8 Wing Air Division

Based at the Canadian Armed Forces Trenton Air Base, Ontario, Canada



C-FWDX. Wardair Canada - 'H. W. Harry Hayter' in the standard livery at Toronto Airport, August 1988.

(C. Caswell Copyright Image 0310-075.)

C-FWDX. Canadian - 'H. W. Harry Hayter' in the basic Wardair livery at Toronto Airport, October 1990.

(C. Caswell Copyright Image 0310-061.)

VH-YMI. Compass - in the white livery at Adelaide Airport, July 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0310-076.)

VH-YMI. Compass - in the white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1991.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0310-143.)

VH-YMI. Compass - in the white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1992.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0310-070.)

15003. Royal Canadian Air Force - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0310-047.)