VH-ZZG. Bombardier DHC-8-315QMPA. c/n 644.


 

Ordered new by Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd

Surveillance Australia is a subsidiary of National Jet Systems which is owned by Cobham plc

Built at the Bombardier Downsview plant

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FJKU - February 22, 2007

Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

First flown as C-FJKU - February 22, 2007

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123E turboprop engines

Observed at Downsview without registration and with National Air Support sticker - April 21, 2007

Delivered to Field Aviation, Calgary for conversion to DHC-8-315QMPA - June 22, 2007

Field Aviation contracted to install the necessary equipment for surveillance patrols

Registered to Field Aviation Company, Mississauga, Ontario - June 25, 2007

Ferried Calgary - Toronto on completion of conversion - October 30, 2007

Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario - November 2, 2007

Accepted by Surveillance Australia at Downsview - November 3, 2007

Departed Downsview on delivery flight to Australia as DHC02 - November 3, 2007

Arrived Adelaide at conclusion of delivery flight - November 10, 2007

Delivery route: Downsview - Goose Bay - Reykjavik - Bratislava - Iraklion - Abu Dhabi - Male -

Padang - Darwin - Adelaide

Cancelled from Canadian Aircraft Register - November 15, 2007

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZZG - November 22, 2007

Registered to Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Silverwater, Sydney

Leased to Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd, Adelaide as registered operator

Ferried Adelaide - Cairns - December 27, 2007

Aircraft deployed on surveillance patrols for the Australian Customs Service Coastwatch contract

Current with Surveillance Australia

 


 

C-FJKU. Australian Customs - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2007.
C-FJKU. Australian Customs - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2007.
C-FJKU. Australian Customs - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2007.
C-FJKU. Australian Customs - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2007.
VH-ZZG. Australian Customs - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, March 2008.