VH-LNH. Douglas DC-9-83. c/n 49938-1785.

 

Built for Irish Aerospace Ltd (Leasing Company)

Rolled off the production line at Long Beach - October 20, 1990

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 engines

Accepted by Irish Aerospace Ltd at Long Beach - December 18, 1990

Leased to La Tur Charter Airlines (Mexico) - December 18, 1990

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-RTK - December 1990

Seen Chicago (O’Hare) in full La Tur livery - December 27, 1990

Returned to Irish Aerospace Ltd at end of lease - December 19, 1991

Leased to TAESA (Mexico) as XA-RTK - January 02, 1992

Returned to Irish Aerospace Ltd on termination of the lease - May 07, 1992

Leased to Southern Cross Airlines - July 30, 1992

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-LNH - July 30, 1992

Registered to Irish Aerospace Ltd

Sub-leased to Compass Airlines as the registered operator - August 03, 1992

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight from the United States as YM001 - August 06, 1992

Ferry route: Long Beach - Honolulu - Apia - Brisbane

Operated first Compass Airlines revenue service - August 31, 1992

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide as YM37 - March 11, 1993

Compass Airlines ceased operations due to bankruptcy - March 11, 1993

Ferried Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) and stored - March 1993

Repossessed by Irish Aerospace Ltd - March 31, 1993

Departed Melbourne enroute to Shannon via Darwin on return to Irish Aerospace - March 31, 1993

Arrived Shannon on completion of the ferry flight - April 02, 1993

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 24, 1993

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-DPU - May 25, 1993

Registered to Irish Aerospace Ltd

Leased to Transwede as the registered operator

Observed at London (Gatwick) in the basic Compass livery with large Transwede titles - June 20, 1993

Returned to Irish Aerospace Ltd on termination of the lease - February 23, 1994

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - March 02, 1994

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-592 - March 12, 1994

Leased to Spanair (Spain) at the registered operator

Ferried Shannon - Palma on delivery to Spanair - March 12, 1994

Reregistered as EC-FXA - June 24, 1994

Registered to Airplanes Finance Ltd

Leased to Spanair as the registered operator

Aircraft named ‘Sunstar’

Withdrawn from use and stored at Madrid - November 04, 2008

Departed Madrid on the ferry flight to the United States as JKK8702 - January 21, 2009

Arrived Marana on completion of the ferry flight - January 22, 2009

Ferry route: Madrid - Santa Maria - Bangor - Marana

Cancelled from the Spanish Aircraft Register - March 2009

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N938MA - March 24, 2009

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Trustee

Sold to Jetran LLC - August 03, 2009

Registered to Jetran LLC, Nevada - August 18, 2009

Departed Tucson on the ferry flight to Sweden in basic Spanair livery - February 16, 2010

Arrived Stockholm on completion of the ferry flight - February 17, 2010

Ferry route: Tucson - Montreal (Mirabel) - Keflavik - Stockholm (Arlanda)

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 09, 2010

Entered onto the Ukrainian Aircraft Register as UR-CNH - March 09, 2010

Leased to Um Air (Ukrainian Mediterranean Airlines) as the registered operator

Ferried Stockholm (Arlanda) - Kiev - March 12, 2010

Ferried Kiev - Teheran on sub-lease to Caspian Airlines - March 15, 2010

Observed at Dubai as 'UR-CHN' operating Caspian Airlines services - August 08, 2010

Cancelled from the Ukrainian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Iranian Aircraft Register as EP-CPV - ?

Observed at Teheran in all-white livery with Caspian Airlines titles and logo - August 03, 2012

Current with Caspian Airlines

 

XA-RTK. La Tur Mexico - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 1992.

(A. Lerch Copyright Image 1135-408.)

VH-LNH. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-342.)

VH-LNH. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1992.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-571.)

VH-LNH. Compass - in the standard livery with additional 'Merry Christmas' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-343.)

VH-LNH. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-569.)

VH-LNH. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-570.)

SE-DPU. Transwede - in the basic Compass livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1135-578.)

SE-DPU. Transwede - in the basic Compass livery at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, August 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-042.)

EC-FXA. Spanair - in the standard livery at Faro Airport, July 2001.

(F. Mesquita Copyright Image 1135-117.)