VH-SBW. Bombardier DHC-8-315Q. c/n 599.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways for operation by Sunstate Airlines - ?

Construction completed at the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant - November 2003

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GZPN - November 21, 2003

Registered to Bombardier Inc

First flown as C-GZPN - ?

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC123E turboprop engines

It was configured to seat 50 passengers

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Downsview - January 2004

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - January 26, 2004

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - January 27, 2004

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SBW - January 30, 2004

Registered to - ?

Operated first revenue service - February 04, 2004

Experienced abnormal airspeed indications near Brisbane - August 31, 2004

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - June 01, 2006

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

Involved in a take-off incident at Townsville Airport - February 11, 2009

To read ATSB report on this incident click 'HERE'

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator - July 13, 2009

Current with QantasLink

 

VH-SBW. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-380.)

VH-SBW. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-381.)

VH-SBW. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 07, 2016.

(M. Cook Copyright Image 1920-734.)