VH-LQF. Bombardier DHC-8-402NG. c/n 4375.
This was the third of eight aircraft ordered new by Qantas Airways for operations by Qantas Link - July 21, 2010
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A turboprop engines
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as 'C-GJKV' - May 03, 2011
Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada
Observed at Downsview in the QantasLink livery as 'C-GJKV' - June 25, 2011
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toronto (Downsview) - July 30, 2011
Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the delivery flight to Australia as DHC1 - August 01, 2011
Arrived Canberra on completion of the delivery flight - August 07, 2011
Delivery route: Toronto - Winnipeg - Yellowknife - Fairbanks - Nome - Magadan -
Saipan - Port Moresby - Cairns - Canberra
Cancelled from Canadian Aircraft Register - August 16, 2011
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-LQF - August 16, 2011
Registered to QF Dash 8 Leasing No. 5 Pty Ltd, Mascot, Sydney
Leased to Sunstate Airlines (Queensland) Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Operated first revenue service Sydney (KIngsford Smith) - Canberra as QF1468 - September 6, 2011
The aircraft was unnamed
Current with QantasLink
VH-LQF. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 18, 2011.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-525.)
VH-LQF. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 08, 2012.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-530.)
VH-LQF. QantasLink - in the standard livery with additional 'Regional Airline Of The Year 2012' at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 24, 2013.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-605.)
VH-LQF. QantasLink - in the standard livery with additional 'Regional Airline Of The Year 2012' at Brisbane Airport, July 06, 2013.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-604.)