VH-QQK. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102A. c/n 326.
Was also registered as: N822MA; N960HA; N846EX.
This aircraft was rolled out at the Toronto (Downsview) plant - April 12, 1992
First flown as 'C-GFYI' - April 1992
Registered to de Havilland of Canada
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC120A turboprop engines
It was configured to seat 37 passengers
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N822MA - June 1992
Registered to - ?
Accepted by Northwest Airlines - June 05, 1992
Leased to Mesaba Airlines as the registered operator for Northwest Airlink - June 05, 1992
Sold to Rainier Aircraft Leasing - August 1992
Leased to Mesaba Airlines as the registered operator
The aircraft was returned to the lessor at the end of lease - May 04. 1998
Withdrawn from use and stored at Marana, Arizona
Sold to de Havilland Corporation - July 21, 1998
Reregistered as N960HA - ?
Leased to Piedmont Airlines as the registered operator - December 15, 1998
Ownership was transferred to Bombardier Capital Inc - January 27, 1999
Sub-leased to Allegheny Commuter Airlines as the registered operator - November 29, 1999
Reregistered as N846EX - May 20, 1999
The lease was transferred to US Airways when the airlines merged - July 01, 2004
Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest National Association - November 13, 2009
Withdrawn from use - ?
Leased to Skytrans Pty Ltd - April 26, 2010
It arrived at Cairns on completion of the ferry flight from the United States - April 30, 2010
Ferry route: Concord (California) - Honolulu - Majuro - Cairns
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 12, 2010
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QQK - May 17, 2010
Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Association
Leased to Skytrans Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Registered to MPM Leasing Pty Ltd, Perth - November 30, 2019
Leased to Nantay Pty Ltd, Perth t/a Maroomba as the registered operator
Current with Maroomba
VH-QQK. Skytrans - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 23, 2011.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 2923-336.)
VH-QQK. Maroomba - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, February 17, 2020.
(J. Swanwick Copyright Image 2923-337.)