VH-SWO. Embraer 170-100LR. c/n 17000081.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by General Electric Capital Aviation Services Ltd (GECAS)

Rolled off the production line at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - May 2005

First flown as PT-SZG - May 2005

Powered by General Electric GE CF34-8E5 engines

Accepted by GECAS at Sao Jose dos Campos - July 15, 2005

Entered onto the Chinese Aircraft Register as B-KXA - July 15, 2005

Leased to Hong Kong Express as the registered operator

Departed Sao Jose dos Campos on the delivery flight to Hong Kong as UO8002 - July 17, 2005

Arrived Hong Kong on completion of the delivery flight - July 20, 2005

Delivery route: Sao Jose dos Campos - Recife - Sal - Seville - Paphos - Karachi - Hong Kong

Operated first Hong Kong Express revenue service Hong Kong - Hang - Zhou - October 05, 2005

The lease on this aircraft was terminated - March 2007

Observed at Hong Kong in the Hong Kong Express livery as 'VH-SWO' - March 03, 2007

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SWO - March 08, 2007

Registered to AFS Investments 67-A Incorporated, Melbourne

Leased to Sky Air World Pty Ltd, Brisbane as the registered operator

Departed Hong Kong on the ferry flight to Australia as VH-SWO - March 09, 2007

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight in Hong Kong Express livery - March 10, 2007

Repainted in Brisbane into the Solomon Airways livery and rolled out as such - April 30, 2007

Wet-leased to Solomon Airways

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Honiara - Brisbane as IE703/704 - May 20, 2007

Operated final Solomon Airways service Honiara - Brisbane as IE712 - August 10, 2007

The Solomon Airways lease was terminated by Sky Air World due to the non-payment of fees

Solomon Airways titles removed by Worland Aviation, Townsville - September 2007

Operated inaugural Sky Air World service Brisbane - Honiara - Brisbane as SW101/102 - March 03, 2008

Sky Air World ceased operations - March 09, 2009

Repossessed by GECAS at Brisbane and stored

Observed doing engine runs at Brisbane - April 01, 2009

Observed doing engine runs at Brisbane - August 2009

Test flown at Brisbane - January 28, 2010

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne for maintenance and repainting by J. Holland Aviation - January 28, 2010

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Darwin in all-white livery for lease to Air North - April 19, 2010

Registered to AFS Investments 67-A Inc, Stamford - April 22, 2010

Leased to Capiteq Limited, Winnellie, N.T. t/a Air North as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service Darwin - Dili as TL518/QF639 - May 17, 2010

Observed at Darwin with blue Air North titles - April 28, 2011

Current with Air North

 

VH-SWO. Solomons - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2007.

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VH-SWO. Solomons - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2007.

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VH-SWO. Solomons - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2007.

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VH-SWO. Sky AirWorld - in the Solomons livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2008.

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VH-SWO. Sky AirWorld - in the Solomons livery at Brisbane Airport, March 26, 2008.

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VH-SWO. Sky AirWorld - in the Solomons livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

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VH-SWO. Air North - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2010.

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VH-SWO. Air North - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 02, 2016.

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