ZK-NEQ. Bombardier DHC-8-314B. c/n 397.


 

Rolled out of the Downsview plant - February 1995

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GETI - ?

Registered to de Havilland Canada

First flown as C-GETI - February 1995

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC123E turboprop engines

Accepted by South African Express Airlines at Downsview - February 27, 1995

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-NMH - ?

Displayed at the Australian International Airshow, Avalon, Victoria - March 1995

Withdrawn from service by SA Express - November 1997

Sold to Bombardier Aircraft Trading as a trade-in on a CRJ-200 - November 1997

Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - November 20, 1997

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GBRA - November 20, 1997

Registered to Bombardier Aircraft Inc

Leased to Penta Airlines SA (Pena Transportes Aereos) - December 06, 1997

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PT-MPI - ?

Aircraft was named 'Porto Trombetas'

Withdrawn from use and returned to lessor - July 1999

Cancelled from the Brazilian Aircraft Register - July 05, 1999

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N282BC - March 22, 2000

Registered to Bombardier Capital Inc, Colchester, VT

Leased to Ansett New Zealand - April 24, 2000

Departed Calgary on delivery flight to New Zealand - May 02, 2000

Arrived Christchurch at conclusion of delivery flight - May 06, 2000

Delivery route: Calgary - Anchorage - Petropavlovsk/Kamchatsky - Osaka - Saipan - Honiara -

Norfolk Island - Christchurch

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEQ - May 06, 2000

Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. Limited

Configured to seat 50 passengers

Operated first revenue service Christchurch - Dunedin in all-white livery as AN625 - March 13, 2000

Repainted in full Qantas New Zealand livery - July 28, 2000

This was the last new aircraft to enter service with Ansett New Zealand before its name change

Repainted in full Qantas New Zealand livery - August 04, 2000

Ansett New Zealand commenced operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 04, 2000

Operations ceased and aircraft was placed in storage at Christchurch - April 21, 2001

Registered to Bombardier Capital - June 22, 2001

Registered to Origin Pacific Airways Ltd - July 15, 2001

Leased to Origin Pacific Airways Ltd as registered operator - July 15, 2001

Operated first revenue service with Origin Pacific Christchurch - Wellington - July 16, 2001

Repainted into full Origin Pacific livery

Returned to Bombardier Capital on termination of lease - August 20, 2002

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - August 20, 2002

Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah - August 20, 2002

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N788BC - August 20, 2002

Departed Christchurch on ferry flight to Calgary - August 20, 2002

Arrived Calgary at conclusion of ferry flight for storage - August 22, 2002

Registered to Bombardier Services Corporation, Colchester, VT - March 05, 2004

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario - February 09, 2005

Observed at Calgary with 'United Nations Humanitarian Air Services' titles in black - 2005

Sold to Trident Aviation - January 2006

Leased to DAC Aviation International, Kenya - January 02, 2006

Entered onto the Kenyan Aircraft Register as 5Y-PTA - January 2006

Operating UN Humanitarian Air Services - 2009

Current status - ?

 


 

ZK-NEQ. Origin Pacific - in the standard livery at Calgary Airport, August 2002.