VH-QOW. Bombardier DHC-8-402Q. c/n 4285.

 

This was the tenth of twelve new aircraft ordered by Qantas Airways for operations by Qantas Link - October 22, 2007

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A turboprop engines

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FZFT - November 24, 2009

Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Accepted by QantasLink at Toronto (Downsview) - ?

Ferried to Toronto (Pearson) for installation of long-range fuel tanks - ?

Departed Toronto on the delivery flight to Australia - December 29, 2009

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - January 02, 2010

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

Cancelled from Canadian Aircraft Register - January 07, 2010

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QOW - January 08, 2010

Registered to QF Dash 8 Leasing No 4 Pty Ltd, Sydney

Leased to Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Limited as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Gladstone as QF2340 - January 17, 2010

This aircraft was un-named

Rolled out at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) with 'Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' livery - November 01, 2010

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Tamworth as QF2004 - November 01, 2010

The aircraft is now named 'Taronga'

Current with QantasLink

 

VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, November 15, 2010.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, November 15, 2010.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Brisbane Airport, December 2010.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Brisbane Airport, May 2011.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 08, 2011.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Brisbane Airport, June 18, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-544.)

VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Brisbane Airport, June 18, 2011.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, November 02, 2011.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1920-763.)

VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, January 02, 2012.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, January 28, 2014.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, July 07, 2014.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, July 07, 2014.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, September 04, 2014.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, September 10, 2014.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, September 13, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-771.)

VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, September 13, 2014.

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VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, November 30, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-764.)

VH-QOW. QantasLink - 'Taronga' in the standard livery with additional 'Western Plains Zoo Dubbo' titles and decals at Adelaide Airport, November 30, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-765.)