VH-UUX. de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102. c/n 056.


This aircraft was ordered new by Ransome Airlines - ?

It was built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario

First flown as N175RA - July 1981

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50 engines

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N175RA - July 28, 1981

Registered to Ransome Airlines, Philadelphia

Ransome Airlines became a part of Pan Am Express - March 09, 1987

The aircraft was repainted into the Pan Am livery

With the demise of Pan Am Ransome Airlines became a part of Trans World Express - December 04, 1991

The aircraft was repainted into the Trans World Express livery

It was sold to AGES Group - October 10, 1995

It was withdrawn from service and stored at Basngor, Maine - ?

Transferred to AGES Aircraft Sales and Leasing - December 17, 1997

Leased to Jetcraft Aviation, Australia - December 17, 1997

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 17, 1997

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-UUX - December 18, 1997

Registered to Jetcraft Aviation, Brisbane, Queensland

The aircraft arrived at Cairns on completion of the ferry flight from the United States - December 22, 1997

Ferry route: Bangor - Oakland - Honolulu - Majuro - Cairns

It arrived in Cairns in the basic TWA Express livery

It was acquired for the mining resource charter service on behalf of Western Mining to transport passengers and

freight between Adelaide and the Olympic Dam mine site

Ferried Cairns - Brisbane - Adelaide - January 04, 1998

Operated it first charter service Adelaide - Olympic Dam - January 05, 1998

It operated seven return services a week from Monday - Friday

It was withdrawn from this contract - March 1999

Ferried Adelaide - Brisbane - Cairns - March 31, 1999

Departed Cairns on the ferry flight to the United States - April 1999

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 28, 1999

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N56HG - April 28, 1999

Registered to AGES Group

The AGES Group was renamed Volvo Aero Services - June 17, 2001

Sold to Telford Aviation Services Inc, Bangor, Maine - December 20, 2001

Sold to Grumman California Microwave Systems - December 20, 2001

Registered to Northrop Grumman California Microwave Systems, Belcamp, Maryland

Sold to the United States Army as 'N56HG' - March 26, 2004

Registered to United States Government, Belmont, Virginia - May 07, 2004

Reregistered as N566CC - May 2004

The aircraft's type was changed to 'EO-5C/RC-7B'

It was observed at Malta with large bulges on the fuselage - June 15, 2009

It was observed at Kandahar (Afghanistan) in an all-white livery with the 'US' flag on the tail - March 06, 2010

The aircraft arrived at Innsbruck (Germany) for maintenance - April 17, 1012

The maintenance was carried out in a 'closed' hangar and with the aircraft's markings taped over

Departed Innsbruck for Malta - July 17, 2012

Details regarding the ongoing history of this aircraft are unknown

The aircraft was withdrawn from service at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona - ?

Parting out commenced - August 29, 2018

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 10, 2018