VH-QOD. Bombardier DHC-8-402. c/n 4123.

 

This was the fourth 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-FFQL - February 20, 2006

Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Rolled out at the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant - February 2006

It was configured to seat 74 passengers

Cancelled from Canadian Aircraft Register - May 19, 2006

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toronto (Downsview) - May 22, 2006

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QOD - May 22, 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 DHC021 - May 22, 2006

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - May 27, 2006

Delivery route: Toronto - Winnipeg - Yellowknife - Fairbanks - Nome - Petropavlovsk - Narita - Guam -

Saipan - Port Moresby - Brisbane

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Gladstone - Rockhampton - Mackay - Townsville -

Cairns as QF2308 - June 11, 2006

The aircraft was named 'Emerald' at the naming ceremony at Emerald, Queensland - June 13, 2006

Current with QantasLink

 

VH-QOD. QantasLink - 'Emerald' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2006.

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