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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