VH-IPA. Hawker Siddeley 748-2B-360LFD. c/n 1772-249.
This aircraft was ordered new by Air Madagascar - ?
Built by Hawker Siddeley Aviation at Woodford - 1979
First flown as '5A-MJA' - December 03, 1979
Entered onto the Madagascan Aircraft Register as 5A-MJA - ?
Accepted by Air Madagascar at Woodford - January 04, 1976
The aircraft was upgraded to an HS-748-2B-360 standard after delivery
The aircraft was named 'Kandreho'
It was leased to Sociedade Acoreana de Transportes Aereos (SATA) - June 21, 1986
Returned to Air Madagascar on termination of the lease - September 14, 1986
Leased to Air Reunion - January 08, 1988
Returned to Air Madagascar on termination of the lease - February 11, 1988
It was leased to Sociedade Acoreana de Transportes Aereos (SATA) - June 23, 1988
Returned to Air Madagascar on termination of the lease - September 13, 1988
It was withdrawn from service and stored - May 28, 1999
Sold to International Air Parts Pty Ltd for lease to Horizon Airlines Pty Ltd - July 2001
Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the ferry flight from Madagascar - October 17, 2001
Ferry route: Antananarivo - Mahe - Male - Padang - Broome - Alice Springs - Sydney
Cancelled from the Madgascar Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IPA - November 21, 2001
Registered to International Air Parts Pty Ltd
Leased to Horizon Airlines, Sydney as the registered operator
It was intended to convert this aircraft to an all-cargo configuration but it was abandoned and it did not enter service
Horizon Airlines was placed in Administration due to financial difficulties - October 14, 2003
Operated final Australian air Express service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as XM7024 - October 24, 2003
Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Sydney (Bankstown) for storage - October 24, 2003
The aircraft was placed in open storage at Sydney (Bankstown)
Registered to IAP Group Australia Pty Ltd - April 06, 2005
Observed at Sydney (Bankstown) in basic white livery with twin red cheat lines - December 2005
Test flown Sydney (Bankstown) - Sydney (Bankstown) - June 26, 2006
Sold to Trackmark Cargo Ltd, Kenya - 2006
Departed Sydney (Bankstown) on the ferry flight to South Africa - July 28, 2006
Arrived Nairobi on completion of the ferry flight - August 04, 2006
Ferry route: Sydney - Alice Springs - Port Headland - Cocos Island - Colombo - Male - Seychelles - Mombasa
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 14, 2006
Entered onto the Kenyan Aircraft Register as 5Y-TCO - August 14, 2006
Withdrawn at Goma and stored following an abortive sale - ?
Ferried Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta) - Nairobi (Wilson) for storage - September 29, 2008
Sold to Safe Air Company Kenya Ltd (SAC) - September 17, 2009
Ferried Nairobi (Wilson) - Juba (Sudan) for operations around Sudan - November 2009
The aircraft was damaged whilst landing at Nairobi (Wilson) - December 2010
During the flight from Wajir - Nairobi (Wilson) the starboard engine suffered a loss of oil and seized
During the landing roll at Nairobi (Wilson) all four mainwheels burst causing airframe damage
The aircraft was placed in open storage pending an insurance assessment
It was subsequently repaired and returned to service - June 2012
The aircraft was returned to storage at Juba, South Sudan following engine damage - April 28, 2015
Whilst making a low pass over the Lankien Airstip after take-off the port propeller struck a tree
The successful recovery to Juba was made on one engine
It was observed operating at Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta) - June 24, 2016
It has been reported that the aircraft is currently up for sale - January 2017
Current status - ?
5R-MJA. Air Madagascar - 'Kandreho' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1989.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0748-026.)
5R-MJA. Air Madagascar - 'Kandreho' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 1993.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0748-110.)
5R-MJA. Air Madagascar - in the standard livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, November 2001.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0748-950.)
VH-IPA. Air Madagascar - in the basic livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, January 2004.
(C. Laugier Copyright Image 0748-111.)