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Withdrawn from use and stored - January 31, 1991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.)