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Withdrawn from service and stored at Sydney (Bankstown) Airport - November 1995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