VH-SBI. Bombardier DHC-8-315Q. c/n 605.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FZKU - September 07, 2004

Registered to Bombardier Inc

First flown as 'C-FZKU' - September 07, 2004

Powered by Pratt & Whittney Canada PWC123E turboprop engines

Configured to seat 50 passengers

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Downsview - November 2004

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - ?

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - November 10, 2004

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SBI - November 11, 2004

Registered to Sunstate Airlines (QLD) Pty Ltd

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service - November 19, 2004

Registered to Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd, Sydney - June 01, 2006

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator - August 07, 2006

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Involved in an engine over-torque incident at Devonport Airport - March 08, 2011

To read further details on this incident click 'HERE'

Ferried Brisbane - Townsville as QF6713 - August 11, 2015

Repainted into the standard Jetstar livery by Flying Colours

Ferried Townsville - Cairns as QF6713 - August 24, 2015

Ferried Cairns - Brisbane for storage pending relocation to New Zealand as QF6713 - September 10, 2015

Ferried Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Auckland - November 21, 2015

Operated a promotional flight Nelson - Auckland as JQ376C - November 24, 2015

Repositioned Auckland - Napier as JQ355 - November 30, 2015

Operated inaugural Jetstar New Zealand Napier - Auckland service as JQ350 - December 01, 2015

Operated inaugural Jetstar New Zealand Auckland - Napier service as JQ351 - December 01, 2015

Jetstar New Zealand services are operated by Eastern Australia Airlines

Current with Jetstar New Zealand

 

VH-SBI. QantasLink - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, January 03, 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-249.)

VH-SBI. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, December 01, 2015.

(P. Clark Copyright Image 1920-969.)

VH-SBI. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, December 01, 2015.

(P. Clark Copyright Image 1920-970.)

VH-SBI. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, December 29, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-971.)