VH-QOY. Bombardier DHC-8-402Q. c/n 4288.
This was the last 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-FZGG - November 24, 2009
Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toronto (Downsview) - January 11, 2010
Ferried to Toronto (Pearson) for the installation of long-range fuel tanks - January 11, 2010
Departed Toronto (Pearson) on the delivery flight to Australia - January 20, 2010
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - January 24, 2010
Delivery route: Toronto - Grand Rapids - Concord - Honolulu - Majuro - Brisbane
Cancelled from Canadian Aircraft Register - January 26, 2010
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QOY - January 27, 2010
Registered to QF Dash 8 Leasing No 4 Pty Ltd, Sydney
Leased to Sunstate Airlines (Queensland) Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Rockhampton as QF2358 - February 11, 2010
The aircraft was un-named
Operated proving flight on QantasLink service Cairns - Port Morseby - Lae as QF6096 - June 24, 2010
Operated proving flight on QantasLink service Lae - Port Morseby as QF6097 - June 24, 2010
Operated proving flight on QantasLink service Port Moresby - Cairns as QF6099 - June 25, 2010
Current with QantasLink
VH-QOY. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2010.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-423.)
VH-QOY. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 14, 2012.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-569.)
VH-QOY. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 26, 2013.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-664.)
VH-QOY. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 15, 2013.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-521.)