VH-TQD. Bombardier DHC-8-315Q. c/n 598.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GZDO - June 10, 2003

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

First flown as 'C-GZDO' - ?

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC123E turboprop engines

It was configured to seat 50 passengers

Departed Toronto on the delivery flight to Australia - January 11, 2004

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - January 16, 2004

Delivery route: Canada - Europe - Middle East - Broome - Alice Springs - Sydney

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - January 19, 2004

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQD - January 22, 2004

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

It operated its first revenue service - January 23, 2004

Repainted into the standard Jetstar livery at Townsville by Flying Colours - September 2015

Ferried Townsville - Brisbane as QF6670 - September 17, 2015

Ferried Brisbane - Cairns - ?

Ferried Cairns - Brisbane for storage pending relocation to New Zealand as QF6713 - October 09, 2015

Ferried Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Auckland - January 15, 2016

Operated first Jetstar New Zealand service Auckland - Napier as JQ355 - January 19, 2016

Jetstar New Zealand services are operated by Eastern Australia Airlines

Current with Jetstar New Zealand

 

VH-TQD. QantasLink - in the old livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-432.)

VH-TQD. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, January 22, 2016.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 1920-937.)