VH-LQB. Bombardier DHC-8-402NG. c/n 4343.
First of eight aircraft ordered new by Qantas Airways for operations by QantasLink - July 21, 2010
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A turboprop engines
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GGUK - October 15, 2010
Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada
Accepted by QantasLink at Toronto (Toronto) - January 20, 2011
Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the delivery flight to Australia - January 22, 2011
Arrived Canberra on completion of the delivery flight - January 27, 2011
Delivery route: Toronto - Winnipeg - Yellowknife - Fairbanks - Nome - Petropavlovsk - Tokyo (Haneda) -
Saipan - Port Moresby - Cairns - Canberra
Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - January 28, 2011
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-LQB - February 2, 2011
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney
Leased to Sunstate Airlines (Queensland) Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Operated first revenue service Canberra - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF2460 - February 16, 2011
Current with QantasLink
VH-LQB. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 23, 2011.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-529.)
VH-LQB. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 01, 2011.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-467.)
VH-LQB. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 07, 2016.
(M. Cook Copyright Image 1920-731.)