VH-SBJ. Bombardier DHC-8-315Q. c/n 578.


Ordered new by Qantas Airway for operation by Sunstate Airlines

Construction completed at the Downsview plant - October 2001

First flown with the test registration C-FDHI - November 21, 2001

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123E turboprop engines

Configured to seat 50 passengers

Accepted by Qantas at Downsview - January 08, 2002

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SBJ - January 11, 2002

Experienced abnormal airspeed indications near Brisbane - August 31, 2004

To read the full report on this incident please click 'HERE'

Registered to QF Dash 8 Leasing Pty Ltd - September 27, 2005

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

Transferred to Eastern Australia Airlines - May 01, 2009

Leased to National Jet Express Pty Ltd as the registered operator - August 08, 2009

The intended lease was for an initial 18 month period with the option to extend it for a further 6 months

This lease was to cover resource charter flights from Perth to Brockman and Kambalda

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Adelaide as QF6139 - August 17, 2009

Painted in Adelaide into the standard Cobham livery

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - February 08, 2011

Withdrawn from service at Perth - June 2012

Ferried Perth - Kalgoorlie - Adelaide for repainting into the standard QantasLink livery - July 08, 2012

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Limited, Sydney as the registered operator - July 30, 2012

Ferried Adelaide - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF2018 - August 07, 2012

Returned to QantasLink service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Armidale as QF2018 - August 07, 2012

Withdrawn from QantasLink service and placed in open storage at Tamworth Airport - March 2015

Current status - ?


VH-SBJ. QantasLink - in the old livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-SBJ. QantasLink - in the old livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-SBJ. National Jet - in the basic livery at Adelaide Airport, August 2009.
VH-SBJ. National Jet - in the basic livery at Adelaide Airport, August 2009.
VH-SBJ. QantasLink - in the revised livery at Adelaide Airport, July 2012.
VH-SBJ. QantasLink - in the revised livery at Adelaide Airport, July 2012.
VH-SBJ. QantasLink - in the revised livery at Adelaide Airport, July 2012.