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.