VH-ZZF. Bombardier DHC-8-315MPA. c/n 643.
Was also registered as: C-FJKS.
This aircraft was ordered new by Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd
Surveillance Australia is a subsidiary of National Jet Systems which is owned by Cobham plc
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123E turboprop engines
Built at the de Havilland Downsview plant
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FJKS - July 22, 2007
Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada
First flown as C-FJKS - July 22, 2007
Delivered to Field Aviation for conversion to DHC-8-315QMPA
Field Aviation was contracted to install the necessary equipment for surveillance patrols
Registered to Field Aviation Company, Mississauga, Ontario - August 31, 2007
Accepted by Surveillance Australia at Downsview - October 05, 2007
Departed Toronto on the delivery flight to Australia as DHC20 - October 07, 2007
It arrived at Darwin on completion of the delivery flight - October 12, 2007
Delivery route: Downsview - Reykjavik - Bratislava - Heraklion - Abu Dhabi - Male - Padang - Darwin
Ferried Darwin - Adelaide (West Beach) as DHC20 - October 13, 2007
Cancelled from Canadian Aircraft Register - October 16, 2007
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZZF - October 25, 2007
Registered to Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Melbourne
Leased to Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd, Adelaide as the registered operator
Aircraft deployed on surveillance patrols for the Australian Customs Service Coastwatch contract
Current with Surveillance Australia
VH-ZZF. Australian Customs - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2008.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 2923-854.)
VH-ZZF. Australian Customs - in the standard livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, September 2009.
(G. Reid Copyright Image 2923-855.)