VH-UUM. de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102. c/n 043.

Was also registered as: N705GW; N778HA; N90283.


This aircraft was ordered new by Golden West Airlines - ?

It was built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario

First flown - March 1981

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50 engines

Accepted by Golden West Airlines at Downsview - April 1981

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N705GW - April 09, 1981

Registered to Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, California

Withdrawn fro service and stored at Las Vegas, Nevada - March 1983

Leased to Ransome Airlines, Philadelphia as the registered operator - September 22, 1983

Returned to Golden West at the end of the lease - March 1984

Sold to General Electric Credit Corporation - April 01, 1984

Reregistered as N778HA - April 01, 1984

Leased to Hawaiian Airlines, Honolulu as the registered operator

Returned to General Electric Credit at the end of the lease - July 22, 1994

The aircraft was withdrawn from service and stored - ?

Sold to AGES Group - November 1994

Registered to AGES Group - November 1994

Transferred to Wilmington Trust Company - November 1994

Leased to Jetcraft Aviation, Australia - December 01, 1995

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-UUM - December 01, 1995

Registered to Jetcraft Aviation, Brisbane, Queensland

It was used on mining resource charter services between Cairns and the Kidson Mine at Lyndhurst

Withdrawn from service at Cairns - June 2000

Departed Cairns on the ferry flight to the United States - June 21, 2000

Ferry route: Cairns - Majuro - Honolulu - Hayward - Denver - Bangor

The aircraft was placed in storage at the Telford Aviation Facility, Bangor (Maine)

This was the last de Havilland DHC-7 operated in Australia

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 27, 2000

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N90283 - July 17, 2000

Registered to Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, Delaware

The aircraft was placed into the care of Volvo Aero Leasing but little is known about their operations

It was observed at Bangor minus props as 'VH-UUM' - July 10, 2001

It was observed at Bangor minus three engines - July 31, 2003

The aircraft was scrapped at Bangor, Maine - June 15, 2006

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 23, 2017



VH-UUM. Jetcraft - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, date unknown.

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