VH-ZZI. de Havilland DHC-8-202QMPA. c/n 550.


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 de Havilland Downsview plant

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GDLD - February 11, 2000

Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

First flown as C-GDLD - February 11, 2000

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123D turboprop engines

Observed at Downsview in full Customs livery - July 21, 2000

Delivered to Field Aviation for conversion to DHC-8-202QMPA - July 27, 2000

Field Aviation contracted to install the necessary equipment for surveillance patrols

Registered to Field Aviation Company, Mississauga, Ontario as C-GDLD - October 19, 2000

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview as C-GDLD - November 6, 2000

Accepted by National Jet Systems for Australian Customs Coastwatch contract - November 2000

Departed Downsview on ferry flight to Australia - ?

Arrived Adelaide at conclusion of ferry flight - ?

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - November 15, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZZI - November 16, 2000

Registered to Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd, Adelaide

Registered to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide - February 2, 2006

Leased to Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd as registered operator

Current with Surveillance Australia



VH-ZZI. Australian Customs - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, March 2006.
VH-ZZI. Australian Customs - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, March 2007.