VH-XFU. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102A. c/n 151.

 

Construction of this aircraft was completed at the Downsview plant - May 18, 1989

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GFYI - ?

Registered to Boeing Canada Technology Ltd

First flown as C-GFYI - May 1989

Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW120A turboprop engines

It was configured to seat 37 passengers

Sold to Michael C. Siboni - May 1989

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N711MS - ?

Sold to Talair, New Guinea - May 1989

Arrived Port Morseby on completion of the ferry flight - June 10, 1989

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-GVB - June 13, 1989

Registered to Rothschild Australia International Ltd

Leased to Talair as the registered operator

Transferred to Flight West Airlines - May 1991

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - May 14, 1991

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFU - May 27, 1991

Short sub-leased to Ansett New Zealand - January 22, 1993 to March 02, 1993

Sub-leased to Ansett New Zealand to cover the loss of their DHC-8 ZK-NEY in accident - June 1995

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch on delivery to Ansett New Zealand - June 28, 1995

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 28, 1995

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEV - June 28, 1995

Operated first Ansett New Zealand revenue service - July 15, 1995

Withdrawn from service - December 20, 1995

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on return to Flight West Airlines - December 21, 1995

Sold to Tomalpin Holdings Pty Ltd - January 03, 1996

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - January 03, 1996

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFU - Januay 03, 1996

Registered to Tomalpin Holdings Pty Ltd trading as Flight West Airlines

Registered to Flight West Airlines Pty Ltd - July 22, 1996

Returned to service in Ansett New Zealand livery with Flight West titles - ?

Leased to Southern Australia Airlines in an all-white livery - August 22, 1996

Returned to Flight West on termination of the lease - January 03, 1997

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines to cover fleet maintenance - May 23 to June 09, 1997

Leased to Sunstate Airlines - August 14, 1997

Returned to Flight West Airlines on termination of lease - November 07, 1997

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines - February 21, 1998

Sold to Skippers Aviation, Perth but the lease to Eastern Australia continued - June 1998

Returned to Flight West on termination of the lease - August 1998

Delivered to Skippers Aviation in Perth - September 1998

Registered to Skippers Aviation Pty Ltd, Perth - October 27, 2008

Current with Skippers Aviation

 

VH-XFU. Flight West Airlines - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-091.)

VH-XFU. Flight West Airlines - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, March 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-965.)

VH-XFU. Flight West Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, June 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-155.)

ZK-NEV. Ansett New Zealand - in the 'Starmark' livery at Wellington Airport, December 01, 1995.

(M. Richardson Copyright Image 1920-981.)

ZK-NEV. Ansett New Zealand - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-689.)

VH-XFU. Flight West - in the Ansett 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-090.)

VH-XFU. Sunstate - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-156.)

VH-XFU. Skippers Aviation - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 07, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-983.)

VH-XFU. Skippers Aviation - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 21, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1920-678.)

VH-XFU. Skippers Aviation - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 21, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1920-679.)

VH-XFU. Skippers Aviation - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 21, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 1920-680.)

VH-XFU. Skippers - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 08, 2017.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 1920-964.)