VH-ZZI. Bombardier DHC-8-202QMPA. c/n 550.
Was also registered as: C-GDLD.
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
It was built at the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GDLD - February 11, 2000
Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada
First flown as 'C-GDLD' - February 11, 2000
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123D turboprop engines
It was observed at Downsview in the 'Australian Customs' livery - July 21, 2000
Delivered to Field Aviation for conversion to a DHC-8-202QMPA - July 27, 2000
Field Aviation is contracted to install the necessary equipment for surveillance patrols
Registered to Field Aviation Company, Mississauga, Ontario as C-GDLD - October 19, 2000
Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview as C-GDLD - November 06, 2000
Accepted by National Jet Systems for the Australian Customs Coastwatch contract - November 2000
Departed Downsview on the ferry flight to Australia - ?
Arrived Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the ferry flight - ?
Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - November 15, 2000
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZZI - November 16, 2000
Registered to Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd, Adelaide
Registered to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide - February 02, 2006
Leased to Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd as the registered operator
Current with Surveillance Australia
VH-ZZI. Australian Customs - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 01, 2004.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 2923-984.)
VH-ZZI. Australian Customs - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 13, 2006.
(R. Brown Copyright Image 2923-203.)
VH-ZZI. Australian Customs - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 06, 2007.
(R. Brown Copyright Image 2923-204.)