VH-LCL. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-202. c/n 492.

 

This aircraft was rolled out at the Downsview plant - July 23, 1997

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GEOA - ?

Registered to de Havilland Canada

First flown as C-GEOA - July 1997

Delivered to Field Aviation Company Inc, Canada for fitout with LADS system

The LADS (Laser Airborne Depth Souding) system is an aircraft based hydrographic surveying system

It measures the difference between the sea surface and the sea floor as calculated from the aircraft's

altitude to generate hydrographic data

The aircraft will be operated by the Australian Hydrographic Service

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - October 29, 1997

Leased to Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd - January 1998

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-LCL - January 13, 1998

Registered to Fugro LADS Corporation Pty Ltd, Mawson Lakes, South Australia

Leased to Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd, Adelaide

Surveillance Australia is a subsidiary of National Jet Systems

Observed at Fort Lauderdale, Florida undertaking survey work - April 15, 2001

Observed at Melbourne (Essendon) being repainted into new blue livery - January 08, 2002

Performed a three-month survey program in Norway - January 2002

Ferried Oslo - Dublin for airborne survey work - June 19, 2002

Ferried Tenerife - Shannon - Keflavik - Boca Taton, Florida for survey work - October 15, 2002

Registered to Tenix Lads Corporation Pty Ltd - March 15, 2006

Leased to Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Departed Doha on the ferry flight to Australia - November 20, 2008

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the ferry flight - November 26, 2008

Ferry route: Doha - Muscat - Male - Colombo - Kuala Lumpur - Denpasar - Broome - Adelaide - Melbourne

National Jet Systems was renamed Cobham Aviation Services - 2009

Observed at Adelaide for the fitment of LADS equipment from VH-EWP - September 12, 2009

Operated by Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd for Fugro LADS Corp Pty Ltd on a five-year lease to

the Royal Australia Navy (R.A.N.) Hydrography Institute

Ferried Adelaide - Cairns following the installation of additional LADS equipment - November 09, 2009

Commenced flying for the R.A.N. Hydrography Institute - November 09, 2009

Current with Surveillance Australia

 

VH-LCL. LADS Corporation - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-661.)

VH-LCL. LADS Hydrography - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 14, 2007.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1920-705.)

VH-LCL. LADS Hydrography - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, April 07, 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-482.)

VH-LCL. Navy LADS Hydrography - in the standard livery at Hobart Airport, February 14, 2011.

(R. Finlayson Copyright Image 1920-803.)

VH-LCL. Royal Australian Navy LADS Hydrography - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 19, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-801.)

VH-LCL. Royal Australian Navy LADS Hydrography - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 17, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-798.)

VH-LCL. Royal Australian Navy LADS Hydrography - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 11, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-799.)

VH-LCL. Royal Australian Navy LADS Hydrography - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 12, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-800.)

VH-LCL. Royal Australian Navy LADS Hydrography - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 04, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-797.)

VH-LCL. Royal Australian Navy LADS Hydrography - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 20, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-936.)

VH-LCL. Royal Australian Navy LADS Hydrography - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 06, 2017.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-802.)