VH-QOJ. Bombardier DHC-8-402. c/n 4192.

 

This was the second of two new aircraft ordered by Qantas Airways for operations by Qantas Link - January 2007

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A turboprop engines

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FNZU - November 22, 2007

Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Cancelled from Canadian Aircraft Register - February 14, 2008

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toronto (Downsview) - February 14, 2008

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QOJ - February 18, 2008

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 DHC-005 - February 20, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - February 25, 2008

Delivery route: Toronto - North Bay - Grand Rapids - Concord - Honolulu - Majuro - Brisbane

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Emerald as QF2402 - March 03, 2008

The aircraft was unnamed

Registered to QF Dash 8 Leasing No 2 Pty Ltd, Sydney - January 27, 2009

Leased to Sunstate Airlines (Queensland) Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated the inaugural Townsville - Mount Isa service as QF2460 - February 09, 2009

Operated Sydney - Wagga Wagga service for special naming ceremony (Captain A. Carrigan) - October 23, 2010

The aircraft was named 'Riverina' at Wagga Airport by Wagga Wagga Mayor Mr Wayne Geale - October 23, 2010

Returned to service Wagga Wagga - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - October 23, 2010

Current with QantasLink

 

VH-QOJ. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-373.)

VH-QOJ. QantasLink - 'Riverina' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 19, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-538.)