VH-QOC. Bombardier DHC-8-402. c/n 4117.
This was the third of seven aircraft ordered by Qantas Airways for operations by Qantas Link - January 13, 2005
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A turboprop engines
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FFCD - December 23, 2005
Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada
Cancelled from Canadian Aircraft Register - March 07, 2006
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toronto (Downsview) - March 08, 2006
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QOC - March 08, 2006
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney
Leased to Sunstate Airlines (Queensland) Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the delivery flight to Australia as DHC026 - March 11, 2006
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - March 15, 2006
Delivery route: Toronto - Winnipeg - Yellowknife - Fairbanks - Nome - Petropavlovsk - Narita - Guam -
Saipan - Port Moresby - Brisbane
The aircraft was named 'Mackay'
Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Canberra - April 02, 2006
Current with QatasLink
VH-QOC. QantasLink - 'Mackay' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 19, 2012.
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