VH-XFW. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-314. c/n 356.

 

Construction of this aircraft was completed at the Downsview plant as a DHC-8-311 - February 1993

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GFOD - February 22, 1993

Registered to de Havilland Canada

First flown at Downsview as C-GFOD - February 22, 1993

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B turboprop engines

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - March 1993

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-BKIM - March 31, 1993

Registered to Eheim GmbH & Co KG

Leased to Contact Air as the registered operator

Contact Air operated services as Lufthansa Cityline

Converted to a 'Series 314' - October 1996

Leased to Augsburg Airways GmbH as the registered operator - October 11, 1996

Observed at Manchester in 'Team Lufthansa' livery and operated by Augsburg Airways - May 28, 2003

Sub-leased to Fly Baboo SA - October 31, 2003

Observed at Geneva in the Baboo livery - November 01, 2003

Operated first revenue service Geneva - Lugarno - Venice - November 03, 2003

Sub-leased to Cirrus Airlines Luftahrtgesellschaft GmbH - March 24, 2004

Aircraft was operated for Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines

Observed at Saarbrucken in an all-white livery as 'VH-XFW' - September 29, 2006

Sold to Skippers Aviation Pty Ltd - October 2006

Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - October 06, 2006

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFW - October 06, 2006

Registered to Skippers Aviation Pty Ltd, Subiaco, Western Australia

Departed Saarbrucken on the ferry flight to Australia - ?

Arrived Perth on completion of the ferry flight - October 10, 2006

Ferry route: Saarbrucken - Heraklion - Hurghada - Colombo - Cocos Island - Darwin - Perth

Observed at Perth in the standard Skippers Aviation livery - November 12, 2006

Operated first revenue service Perth - Lake Johnstone - November 14, 2006

Current with Skippers Aviation

 

D-BKIM. Lufthansa CityLine - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-690.)

D-BKIM. Contact Air Interregional - in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, July 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-691.)

D-BKIM. Contact Air Interregional - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-692.)

D-BKIM. Augsburg Airways - in the 'Team Lufthansa' livery at an unknown airport, December 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-693.)

D-BKIM. Fly Baboo - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, November 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-694.)

D-BKIM. Cirrus Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-695.)

VH-XFW. Skippers - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, December 09, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-591.)

VH-XFW. Skippers - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, March 24, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-590.)

VH-XFW. Skippers - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, November 09, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-515.)

VH-XFW. Skippers - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, November 09, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-516.)

VH-XFW. Skippers - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, November 09, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-517.)

VH-XFW. Skippers - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, November 09, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-562.)

VH-XFW. Skippers - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, November 09, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-563.)

VH-XFW. Skippers - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, November 09, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-564.)

VH-XFW. Skippers - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, November 16, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-565.)