ZK-NEQ. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-314B. c/n 397.
This aircraft was rolled out of the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant - February 1995
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GETI - ?
Registered to de Havilland Canada
First flown as 'C-GETI' - February 1995
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC123E turboprop engines
Accepted by South African Express Airlines at Downsview - February 27, 1995
Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-NMH - ?
It was displayed at the Australian International Airshow, Avalon, Victoria - March 1995
Withdrawn from service by SA Express - November 1997
Sold to Bombardier Aircraft Trading as a trade-in on a CRJ-200 - November 1997
Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - November 20, 1997
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GBRA - November 20, 1997
Registered to Bombardier Aircraft Inc
Converted from a DHC-8-314B to DHC-8-315 by Bombardier Aircraft Inc, Canada
Leased to Penta Airlines SA (Pena Transportes Aereos) - December 06, 1997
Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PT-MPI - ?
The aircraft was named 'Porto Trombetas'
Withdrawn from use and returned to the lessor - July 1999
Cancelled from the Brazilian Aircraft Register - July 05, 1999
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N282BC - March 22, 2000
Registered to Bombardier Capital Inc, Colchester, VT
Leased to Ansett New Zealand - April 24, 2000
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEQ - April 26, 2000
Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. Limited
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The aircraft was configured to seat 50 passengers
Departed Calgary on the ferry flight to New Zealand - May 02, 2000
Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - May 06, 2000
Ferry route: Calgary - Anchorage - Petropavlovsk/Kamchatsky - Osaka - Saipan - Honiara -
Norfolk Island - Christchurch
Operated its first revenue service Christchurch - Dunedin in an all-white livery as AN625 - March 13, 2000
Repainted into the Ansett New Zealand livery - July 28, 2000
This was the last new aircraft to enter service with Ansett New Zealand before it ceased operations
Repainted into the Qantas New Zealand livery - August 04, 2000
Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000
Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ began operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 04, 2000
Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001
The aircraft was placed in open storage at Christchurch - April 21, 2001
Registered to Bombardier Capital Inc, Auckland - June 22, 2001
Leased to Origin Pacific Airways Ltd, Nelson as the registered operator - July 13, 2001
Operated its first revenue service with Origin Pacific Christchurch - Wellington - July 16, 2001
Repainted into the Origin Pacific livery
Returned to Bombardier Capital at the end of the lease - August 20, 2002
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - August 20, 2002
Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah - August 20, 2002
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N788BC - August 20, 2002
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Calgary - August 20, 2002
Arrived Calgary on completion of the ferry flight for storage - August 22, 2002
Registered to Bombardier Services Corporation, Colchester, VT - March 05, 2004
Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview, Ontario - February 09, 2005
It was observed at Calgary with 'United Nations Humanitarian Air Services' titles in black - 2005
Sold to Trident Aviation - January 2006
Leased to DAC Aviation International, Kenya - January 02, 2006
Entered onto the Kenyan Aircraft Register as 5Y-PTA - January 2006
Operating UN Humanitarian Air Services - 2009
Cancelled from the Kenyan Aircraft Register - 2016
Entered onto the United States Aircaft Register as N308V - September 08, 2016
Registered to Dynamic Aviation Holding Inc, Bridgewater, VA
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - October 08, 2016
Sold to the United States Army and designated as 'Bombardier RO-6A'
Delivered to the United States Army as '16-0397' - June 22, 2017
Currently operated by the United States Army - 2018
ZK-NEQ. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, March 28, 2001.
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ZK-NEQ. Origin Pacific - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, December 30, 2001.
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ZK-NEQ. Origin Pacific - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, July 2002.
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ZK-NEQ. Origin Pacific - in the standard livery at Calgary Airport, August 2002.
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