VH-SBT. Bombardier DHC-8-315Q. c/n 580.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by Air Nostrum Lineas Aereas del Mediterraneo S.A. but not taken up

The aircraft was then ordered by Qantas Airways for operation by Sunstate Airlines - ?

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FDHP - November 21, 2001

Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Canada

Construction was completed at the Downsview plant - December 2001

First flown as C-FDHP - December 2001

Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW123E turboprop engines

It was configured to seat 50 passengers

Observed at Calgary having long range fuel cells fitted - January 29, 2002

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Downsville - February 2002

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SBT - February 07, 2002

Registered to ?

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Gladstone - February 22, 2002

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

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - February 07, 2011

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

The aircraft is operated by Eastern Australia Airlines in QantasLink livery

Operated last revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Tamworth as QLK713 - April 10, 2015

Withdrawn from service and placed in short-term open storage at Tamworth

Returned to service - July 08, 2015

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane - Townsville as QLK101 - August 06, 2017

Entered the Flying Colours facility at Townsville for repainting into the new corporate livery

The aircraft was now named 'Rockhampton'

Ferried Townsville - Brisbane as QLK2514 - August 20, 2017

Current with QantasLink

 

VH-SBT. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 10, 2014.

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VH-SBT. QantasLink - in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-SBT. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 11, 2017.

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VH-SBT. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 11, 2017.

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VH-SBT. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 11, 2017.

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VH-SBT. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 11, 2017.

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VH-SBT. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 18, 2017.

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VH-SBT. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 18, 2017.

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