VH-HEI. Mohawk 298. c/n 99.
This aircraft was originally constructed as a Nord 262A
First flown - October 10, 1973
Powered by Turbomeca Bastan VI engines
Registered to Societe Nord Aviation
Placed in storage as airframe was unsold
Converted to Mohawk 298 standard by Frakes Aviation Inc - June 1976
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45 engines
Sold to Allegheny Airlines Inc - November 1976
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N29814 - November 15, 1976
Leased to Ransome Airlines Inc as the registered operator - April 27, 1979
Sold to Ransome Airlines - June 1985
Ransome Airlines was renamed Pan Am Express - March 1987
Sold to Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter - June 1987
Arrived Adelaide on completion of ferry flight to Australia as N29814 - June 29, 1987
Ferry route: U S East Coast - Europe - Middle East - South East Asia - Australia
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HEI - July 31, 1987
Registered to Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter
This was the first Mohawk 298 to be registered in Australia
Operated Lloyd's first Queensland service Brisbane - Gladstone - November 11, 1987
Lloyd Air (Queensland) ceased operations - December 03, 1988
Leased to Queensland Pacific Airlines as the registered operator - December 04, 1988
Registered to Lloyd Air Pty Ltd - February 10, 1989
Chartered by Ansett Express - February 03, 1991
Operated the Ansett Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Dubbo - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) service
Returned to Queensland Pacific Airlines - March 01, 1991
Queensland Pacific Airlines had ceased operations by this date
Sold to South Pacific Regional Airlines - April 10, 1991
South Pacific Regional Airlines ceased operations - April 05, 1993
Withdrawn from service and placed in storage at Bundaberg Airport
Sold at auction in Sydney to the Majestic Group - December 08, 1993
Registered to Majestic Airways Pty Ltd - May 1994
Commenced services with Majestic Airways - May 03, 1994
Withdrawn from use at Bundaberg Airport - February 19, 1995
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 13, 1995
Stripped of usable parts and remains used as marine filling on the Great Barrier Reef
VH-HEI. Lloyd - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 1987.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-018.)
VH-HEI. Southern Pacific - in the standard livery at an unknown location, February 1992.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-160.)
VH-HEI. Soutrhern Pacific - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-020.)
VH-HEI. Majestic Airways - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1994.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-019.)
VH-HEI. Majestic Airways - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1994.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-161.)