VH-QQP. de Havilland DHC-8-311. c/n 232.


 

Aircraft ordered new by Guinness Peat Aviation

Construction completed and rolled out - September 1990

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GFBW - September 27, 1990

Registered to Boeing Canada Technology Ltd

First flown as C-GFBW - September 27, 1990

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC123E turboprop engines

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - October 19, 1990

Entered onto the Thai Aircraft Register as HS-SKJ - October 30, 1990

Registered to GPA Jetprop Finance Ltd

Leased to Bangkok Airways as registered operator - October 31, 1990

Returned to Guinness Peat Aviation on termination of lease - July 15, 1995

Cancelled from the Thai Aircraft Register - November 3, 1995

Observed stored at Maastricht - November 27, 1995

Intended lease to Royal Wings Jordan did not eventuate - December 1995

Aircraft remained stored at Maastricht

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FXXU - April 11, 1996

Registered to Bombardier Inc

Intended lease to Direct Aero Services DAC, Romania did not eventuate - 1996

Leased to Sabena Airways - October 17, 1996

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - October 18, 1996

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-SDU - October 18, 1996

Sub-leased to Schreiner Airways BV, Rotterdam as registered operator

Returned to Sabena at end of lease - January 1999

Leased to Aero Contractors, Nigeria - January 1999

Observed at Lagos operating Aero Contractors services as PH-SDU - May 17, 1999

Returned to Sabena at end of sub-lease - July 1999

Observed at Brussels in all-white livery with Sabena titles - August 17, 1999

Observed at Brussels in all-white livery with Sabena titles - September 12, 1999

Sub-leased to Trans Travel Airlines (Netherlands) - January 2000

Observed at Hamburg in all-white livery with Trans Travel titles - January 5, 2000

Returned to Schreiner Airways on termination of sub-lease - March 19, 2000

Observed at Brussels in all-white livery with Sabena titles and tail logo - March 19, 2000

Observed at Maastricht in all-white livery undergoing maintenance - April 11, 2002

Aircraft was badly damaged during a post-maintence test flight at Maastricht - June 15, 2002

During an instrument approach to land the right-hand landing gear failed to lock down

Crew recycled the undercarriage but the right-hand undercarriage leg failed to lock down again

On landing the right-hand undercarriage leg collapsed causing extensive damage to aircraft

Repaired at Maastricht and stored in all-white livery - October 20, 2002

Observed stored at Maastricht in all-white livery - February 19, 2003

Observed undergoing maintenance at Maastricht - August 23, 2003

Ferried Mastricht - Dusseldorf - September 1, 2003

Observed stored at Dusseldorf (Monchengladbach) Airport in all-white livery - September 25, 2003

Observed stored at Dusseldorf (Monchengladbach) Airport in all-white livery - October 18, 2003

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GZTX - November 12, 2003

Registered to Avmax Group Inc, Calgary

Departed Edinburgh on ferry flight to Wilmington - December 20, 2003

Arrived Wilmington at conclusion of ferry flight - December 22, 2003

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - December 23, 2003

Sold to Caribbean Star Airlines - December 23, 2003

Entered onto the Antigua and Barbuda Aircraft Register as V2-LGA - December 23, 2003

Registered to Caribbean Star Airlines

Caribbean Star Airlines merged with Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) - November 15, 2007

Observed at Antigua in basic Caribbean Star livery with LIAT titles - February 6, 2008

Withdrawn from service and prepared for sale - 2012

Cancelled from the Antigua and Barbuda Aircraft Register - March 22, 2012

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QQP - March 23, 2012

Registered to Skytrans Pty Ltd, Cairns

Departed St Johns on ferry flight to Australia - March 28, 2012

Arrived Cairns at conclusion of ferry flight to Australia - April 4, 2012

Operated first revenue service Cairns - Aurukun as SKP1050 - May 4, 2012

Current with Skytrans