VH-NJI. de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2. c/n 14061.

 

This aircraft was built by de Havilland Aircraft Compay, Hatfield, Hert, England

First flown as ?

Delivered new to Devlet Hava Yollari, Turkey - February 15, 1955

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-HER - ?

Devlet Hava Yollari was renamed Turk Hava Yollari - May 01, 1956

Sold to Aviation Development Corporation, U.S.A. - April 04, 1966

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N483R - ?

Sold to Heron Leasing Inc, U.S.A. - March 23, 1967

Converted to Riley Heron standard by Hayes Industries Ltd for Riley Turbostream Corp - August 1967

Sold to Royalair Ltd, Canada - August 22, 1968

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-RAB - ?

Sold to Bevdale Inc, U.S.A. - January 27, 1969

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N138FA - ?

Leased to Fleet Airlines U.S.A. as the registered operator - February 1969

Sold to Kundert Aviation Inc, U.S.A. - May 10, 1971

Reregistered as N111KA - ?

Sold to Swift Airlines, U.S.A. - February 1972

Aircraft was named 'Skyliner 1'

Sold to Heron Airplane Partnership - ?

Reregistered as N413SA - ?

Leased to Swift Airlines as the registered operator - 1974

Sold to United Medical Leasing, U.S.A. - ?

Sold to Fischer Brothers Aviation, U.S.A. - 1977

Reregistered as N15FB - ?

Sold to Short Brothers U.S.A. - November 07, 1983

Sold to Ford Aire Inc, U.S.A. - January 16, 1984

Leased to Susquehanna Airlines as the registered operator - January 21, 1984

Sold to Air Fiji, Fiji Islands - December 1985

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 1985

Entered onto the Fijian Aircraft Register as DQ-FED - December 1985

Crashed at Lakemba - April 1989

Repaired and returned to service

Sold to Heron Airlines, Australia - October 27, 1991

Cancelled from the Fijian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJI - December 20, 1991

Registered to Heron Airlines, Australia

Aircraft was named 'Arthur Butler'

Withdrawn from service and stored at Sydney (Bankstown) Airport - November 1995

Aircraft dismantled and trucked to HMAS Albatross, Nowra

Placed on display at the Museum of Flight, Nowra - 2003

Current status - ?

 

VH-NJI. Heron Airlines - 'Arthur Butler' in the original livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-890.)

VH-NJI. Heron Airlines - 'Arthur Butler' in the original livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-925.)

VH-NJI. Heron Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, December 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-404.)