VH-ZZJ. de Havilland DHC-8-202QMPA. c/n 551.


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-FDHI - February 11, 2000

Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

First flown as C-FDHI - April 19, 2000

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123D turboprop engines

Delivered to Field Aviation for conversion to DHC-8-202QMPA - August 28, 2000

Field Aviation contracted to install the necessary equipment for surveillance patrols

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

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview as C-FDHI - December 15, 2000

Accepted by National Jet Systems for Australian Customs Coastwatch contract - December 15, 2000

Departed Downsview on delivery flight to Australia - December 15, 2000

Arrived Adelaide at conclusion of delivery flight - December 20, 2000

Delivery route: Downsview - Gander - Keflavik - Shannon - ? - Heraklio - Muscat - ? - Adelaide

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - December 20, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZJI - December 21, 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-ZZJ. Australian Customs - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, March 2007.
VH-ZZJ. Australian Customs - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, March 2008.