VH-CLR. de Havilland DH-114-2E Heron. c/n 14070.
This aircraft was ordered newby Indian Airlines Corporation - ?
It was built at the de Havilland Chester plant
Accepted at Chester by Indian Airlines - June 1955
It was configured to seat 14 passengers
Entered onto the Indian Aircraft Register as VT-DHH - June 09, 1955
Registered to Indian Airlines Corporation
Sold to Banwarilal, India - May 1961
Sold to Connellan Airways via brokers W. S. Shackleton - March 27, 1963
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CLR - March 28, 1963
Registered to Connellan Airways Ltd, Alice Springs
It arrived at Alice Springs on completion of its ferry flight from India - April 08, 1963
Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) for overhaul and mandatory aircraft modifications - April 13, 1963
The work was undertaken by Hawker de Havilland Australia
Operated its first revenue service Alice Springs - ? - July 22, 1963
It sustained damage at Inverway (N.T.) when a fire developed in No 1 engine's exhaust manifold - October 31, 1970
Registered to Connair Pty Ltd following the company's change of name - July 11, 1970
This aircraft was not converted to a Riley Heron 2E/A1 standard by having Lycoming engines installed
This aircraft was withdrawn from service and prepared for sale to the Suanders Aircraft Corp - December 1972
Sold to Saunders Aircraft Corporation, Gimli, Manitabo, Canada - December 1972
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 13, 1972
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-FZP - ?
Departed Australia on the ferry flight to Canada - ?
It was converted to Saunders ST-27 at Gimli - 1973
It was allocated the new aircraft construction number 'ST27-10'
The Saunders conversion entailed stretching the fuselage to accommodate 23 passengers, a lengthened nose to
accommodate a radar installation, a reshaped vertical tail that increased the fin/rudder area and the fitment
of two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-27 turboprop engines that replaced the original four Gipsy Queen engines
An intended sale to Skywest (Canada) did not proceed - 1974
Sold to Otanabee Airways, Peterborough, Canada - January 1975
Air Otanabee was renamed Cite (City) Express - 1984
The aircraft was reregistered as C-FFZP - ?
It was observed operating for Cite Express at Montreal (Dorval) - October 07, 1984
It was observed operating for Cite Express at Toronto Island - July 26, 1985
It was observed operating for Cite Express at Winnipeg - June 25, 1986
It was observed operating for Cite Express at Toronto Island - July 1988
It was withdrawn from service at Toronto Island Airport - August 1988
It was observed stored at Toronto Island Airport - September 1989
Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - November 20, 1989
It was observed stored at Toronto Island Airport - February 26, 1991
Scrapped - ?