VH-ZZJ. Bombardier DHC-8-202QMPA. c/n 551.

Was also registered as: C-FDHI.


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 Toronto (Downsview) plant

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FDHI - February 11, 2000

Registered to Bombardier Incorporated, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

First flown as C-FDHI - April 19, 2000

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123D turboprop engines

Delivered to Field Aviation for conversion to DHC-8-202QMPA - August 28, 2000

Field Aviation was contracted to install the necessary equipment for surveillance patrols

Registered to Field Aviation Company, Mississauga, Ontario as C-FDHI - October 19, 2000

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview as C-FDHI - December 15, 2000

Accepted by National Jet Systems for Australian Customs Coastwatch contract - December 15, 2000

Departed Toronto (Downsview) on the delivery flight to Australia - December 15, 2000

It arrived at Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the delivery flight - December 20, 2000

Delivery route: Downsview - Gander - Keflavik - Shannon - ? - Heraklio - Muscat - ? - Adelaide

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - December 20, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ZZJ - December 21, 2000

Registered to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide

Leased to Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Current with Surveillance Australia



VH-ZZJ. Australian Customs - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 11, 2007.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 2923-874.)

VH-ZZJ. Australian Customs - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 2008.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 2923-875.)