ZK-NEQ. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-314B. c/n 397.

 

This aircraft was rolled out of the de Havilland Canada 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Withdrawn from service by SA Express - November 1997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

Converted from a DHC-8-314B to DHC-8-315 by Bombardier Aircraft Inc, Canada

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

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

The aircraft was named 'Porto Trombetas'

Withdrawn from use and returned to the lessor - July 1999

Cancelled from the Brazilian Aircraft Register - July 05, 1999

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N282BC - March 22, 2000

Registered to Bombardier Capital Inc, Colchester, VT

Leased to Ansett New Zealand - April 24, 2000

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEQ - April 26, 2000

Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. Limited

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The aircraft was configured to seat 50 passengers

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

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - May 06, 2000

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

Norfolk Island - Christchurch

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

Repainted into the Ansett New Zealand livery - July 28, 2000

This was the last new aircraft to enter service with Ansett New Zealand before it ceased operations

Repainted into the Qantas New Zealand livery - August 04, 2000

Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000

Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ began operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 04, 2000

Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001

The aircraft was placed in open storage at Christchurch - April 21, 2001

Registered to Bombardier Capital Inc, Auckland - June 22, 2001

Leased to Origin Pacific Airways Ltd, Nelson as the registered operator - July 13, 2001

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

Repainted into the Origin Pacific livery

Returned to Bombardier Capital on termination of the 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 United States Aircraft Register as N788BC - August 20, 2002

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

Arrived Calgary on completion of the 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

Cancelled from the Kenyan Aircraft Register - 2016

Entered onto the United States Aircaft Register as N308V - September 08, 2016

Registered to Dynamic Aviation Holding Inc, Bridgewater, VA

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - October 08, 2016

Sold to the United States Army and designated as 'Bombardier RO-6A'

Delivered to the United States Army as '16-0397' - June 22, 2017

Currently operated by the United States Army - 2018

 

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

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