VH-SDA. de Havilland DHC-8-202. c/n 482.


 

Construction completed at the Downsview plant - 1997

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GFQL - November 18, 1997

Registered to Bombardier Inc

First flown as C-GFQL - 1998

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC123D turboprop engines

Configured to seat 36 passengers

Aircraft was stored as the intended sale to Mesa Airlines was not taken up

Ownership transferred to Bombardier Inc - February 1998

Sold to Sunstate Airlines - March 1998

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SDA - April 07, 1998

Registered to - ?

Accepted by Sunstate Airlines as Downsview - April 19, 1998

Operated first revenue service - June 01, 1998

Involved in a separation incident at Williamtown Airport - January 31, 2005

To view the ATSB 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 registered operator

Leased to Easter Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - September 12, 2008

Involved in a separation incident at Port Macquarie Airport - November 25, 2010

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - January 18, 2011

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Current with QantasLink

 


 

VH-SDA. Sunstate - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1998.

VH-SDA. Sunstate - in the Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1998.

VH-SDA. Sunstate - in the Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2000.
VH-SDA. Sunstate - in the Qantas livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2000.