VH-SDE. de Havilland DHC-8-202Q. c/n 453.


 

Construction completed at the Downsview plant - December 12, 1996

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FDHD - March 13, 1997

Registered to de Havilland Canada

First flown as C-FDHD - ?

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC123D turboprop engines

Aircraft was intended for Intended for Pelangi Air as 9M-PGB but order was not taken up

Leased to Tavaj Air - March 1997

Entered onto the Basilian Aircraft Register as PT-TVC - March 1997

Accepted by Tavaj Air at Downsville - March 16, 1997

Returned to Bombardier Capital Inc on termination of lease - December 14, 1999

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N453DS - ?

Registered to Cibe Aviation Inc / First Security Bank of Utah

Leased to de Havilland Corporation - December 14, 1999

Aircraft withdrawn from use and stored at Calgary, Alberta

Leased to Sunstate Airlines, Australia - October 5, 2001

Accepted by Qantas for operation by Sunstate Airlines - October 5, 2001

Departed Toronto on delivery flight to Australia - October 14, 2001

Arrived Brisbane at conclusion of delivery flight - October 18, 2001

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - October 2001

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SDE - October 26, 2001

Registered to - ?

Operated first revenue service - October 30, 2001

Registered to QF Dash 8 Leasing Pty Ltd - May 24, 2006

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

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator - December 3, 2009

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd - January 18, 2011

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Current with QantasLink

 


 

VH-SDE. QantasLink - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-SDE. QantasLink - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-SDE. QantasLink - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.