VH-IPB. Hawker Siddeley 748-2B-360LFD. c/n 1773-251.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air Madagascar - ?

It was built at the Hawker Siddeley at Woodford, Manchester - 1980

First flown at Woodford as '5R-MJB' - October 29, 1980

Powered by Rolls Royce Dart 534 engines

Entered onto the Madagascan Aircraft Register as 5R-MJB - ?

Accepted by Air Madagascar at Woodford - November 28, 1980

Leased to Reunion Air Services - April 18, 1983

Returned to Air Madfagascar on termination of the lease - May 01, 1983

Leased to Equatorial Guinea de Aviacion - August 20, 1986

The aircraft was damaged in a taxiing accident at Malabo when it collided with a buiolding - August 04, 1987

The aircraft was repaired and returned to service with Air Madagascar - June 21, 1988

It was wirhdrawn from service and stored - May 28, 1999

Sold to International Air Parts Pty Ltd, Australia - July 2001

Departed Antananarivo on the ferry flight to Australia - July 2001

Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the ferry flight in the Air Madagascar livery - July 31, 2001

Ferry route: Antananarivo - Mahe - Male - Medan - Denpasar - Darwin - Cairns - Brisbane - Sydney

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-IPB - August 17, 2001

Registered to Horizon Airlines Pty Ltd, Sydney

The aircraft was converted to a pure freighter configuration

Entered service on a wet-lease contract to Australian air Express Pty Ltd - April 2002

Horizon Airlines was placed in Administration due to financial difficulties - October 14, 2003

Operated last freighter service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as XM7022 - October 24, 2003

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Sydney (Bankstown) for storage - October 24, 2003

Was observed at Sydney (Bankstown) engaged in crew training flights - October 2004

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 05, 2004

Leased to Z-Airways and Services Ltd for three years - No/vember 2004

Entered onto the Bangladesh Aircraft Register as S2-ADL - December 2004

Registered to ?

Departed Sydney (Bankstown) on the ferry flight to Bangladesh as ZAW777 - December 14, 2004

Observed transitting Darwin en route to Denpasar - December 17, 2004

Observed operating at Dhaka with 'Zoom Airways' titles - July 25, 2005

Ferried Dhaka - New Delhi - Karachi after being repossessed by International Air Parts - October 17, 2008

Ferried Karachi - Muscat - Seeb - Salalah - October 21, 2008

The ferry flight continued via Sana - Addis Ababa - October 22, 2008

Ferried Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta) - Nairobi (Wilson) for maintenance and storage - October 23, 2008

Cancelled from the Bangladesh Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-DQY - June 09, 2011

Registered to IAP Group Australia Pty Limited

This aircraft remained stored at Nairobi (Wilson) as 'S2-ADL' in a derelict state

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 18, 2014

The aircraft had flown 22,648 hours with 27,013 cycles

 

5R-MJB. Air Madagascar - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0748-112.)

5R-MJB. Air Madagascar - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0748-027.)

VH-IPB. Horizon - in the basic Air Madagascar livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, June 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0748-007.)

VH-IPB. Horizon - in the basic Air Madagascar livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, January 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0748-082.)