VH-HIX. Mohawk 298. c/n 42.

 

This aircraft was originally constructed as a Nord 262A-36

First flown as F-WOFD - November 30, 1967

Powered by Turbomeca Bastan VI engines

Registered to Societe Nord Aviation

Reregistered as F-BPNY - June 1968

Sold to Air Comores - March 24, 1969

Sold to Rousseau Aviation - August 17, 1971

Sold to Ransome Airlines - August 1975

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N26228 - August 1975

Sold to Allegheny Airlines Inc - March 12, 1976

Converted to Mohawk 298 standard by Frakes Aviation Inc - June 1976

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45 engines

Reregistered as N29811

Leased to Ransome Airlines Inc as the registered operator - June 14, 1979

Sold to Ransome Airlines - June 1985

Ransome Airlines was renamed Pan Am Express - March 1987

Sold to Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter - September 1987

Arrived Adelaide on completion of the ferry flight as N29811 - September 9, 1987

Ferry route: US East Coast - Europe - Middle East - South East Asia - Australia

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 1987

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HIX - September 30, 1987

Registered to Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter

Ferried Adelaide - Tamworth - Brisbane - November 25, 1987

Operated Lloyd's Queensland services mainly the Brisbane - Bundaberg - Gladstone route

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

Queensland Pacific Airlines ceased operations - March 01, 1991

Leased to South Pacific Regional Airlines as the registered operator - April 10, 1991

Leased to Ansett Express - December 14 - 21, 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Withdrawn from service and placed in storage at Bundaberg Airport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Withdrawn from use at Bundaberg Airport - February 19, 1995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

Sold to the Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra, Queensland - February 1996

Transported by road to Caloundra

Displayed at the Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra Airport, Queensland

 

VH-HIX. Lloyd - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-162.)

VH-HIX. Southern Pacific - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-165.)

VH-HIX. Majestic Airways - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-163.)

VH-HIX. Majestic Airways - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-164.)