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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Dash8Spotter Moves to RTS-Regional Turboprop Spotter



With effect from today, 17-Feb-2016 coverage of the DHC-8/Q400 Series aircraft will be incorporated into the blog RTS - Regional Turboprop Spotter, which can be found by clicking on the link banner below.





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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Aircraft Update for 03-Feb-2016



324 - DHC-8-106 C-GECN Canadian North Inc., Calgary, AB

Flew Québec City, QC - Iqaluit, NU 01-Feb-2016 following maintenance; the aircraft had arrived there on 06-Dec-2015.


4518 - DHC-8-402 C-GTWE Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted at Downsview, ON 01-Feb-2016 doing engine runs

Friday, 29 January 2016

Aircraft Update for 29-Jan-2016



484 - DHC-8-202 C-FOBU Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB 


Registered 28-Jan-2016, ex P4-TCO


508 - DHC-8-315 9H-AEY Medavia-Mediterranean Aviation, Malta


Registration cancelled Jan-2016; aircraft was damaged on ground at Tripoli, Libya 14-Jul-2014

Monday, 25 January 2016

Aircraft Update for 25-Jan-2016



130 - DHC-8-102 C-GKON Jazz Aviation LP, Halifax, NS

Flew Muskoka, ON - Halifax, NS 23-Jan-2016 as JZA7096 after painting; it appears that this aircraft had probably arrived in Muskoka on 04-Jan-2016 as JZA7095.


286 - DHC-8-311 VH-QQM Aircraft Leasing Ltd., London (Skytrans Pty Ltd., Aeroglen, QLD)

Test flown from Cairns, QLD 22-Jan-2016; this aircraft has been parked at Cairns since Jan-2015, originally in Skytrans c/s, then painted all white by Jun-2015 as seen in the photo below.


MSN 286 - DHC-8-311 VH-QQM
Skytrans Pty Ltd.
Cairns, QLD 22-Jan-2016
FNQ Skies Photo



598 - DHC-8-315 VH-TQD Eastern Australia Airlines, Mascot, NSW (Jetstar Regional)

Flew Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Auckland 15-Jan-2016 and entered service 19-Jan-2016 Auckland - Napier


600 - DHC-8-315 VH-TQK Eastern Australia Airlines, Mascot, NSW (Jetstar Regional)

Flew Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Auckland 25-Jan-2016 on delivery; fifth and final aircraft to be transferred to New Zealand


4017 - DHC-8-402 PH-JQA SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance, Maastricht (Nordic Aviation Capital)

Nordic Aviation Capital announced 22-Jan-2016 the sale of MSN 4017 to GE Capital Aviation Services. This aircraft was cancelled from the Netherlands to the U.S.A. on 24-Dec-2015, although it does not yet appear on the USCAR.


4509 - DHC-8-402 C-GIJZ Jazz Aviation LP, Halifax, NS

Registered 21-Jan-2015


4518 - DHC-8-402 C-GTWE Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registered 25-Jan-2015; expected to be for Westjet Encore judging by registration

Friday, 22 January 2016

Aircraft Update for 22-Jan-2016



17 - DHC-8-103 C-GFSJ Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Registered 21-Jan-2016 and flew Edmonton-Int'l, AB - Calgary-Int'l, AB 21-Jan-2016 on delivery.


99 - DHC-8-103 N990AV WFBNW/AAR Airlift Group, Melbourne, FL

Flew Melbourne, FL - Atlanta-Falcon Field, GA - Ardmore, OK 22-Jan-2016. N990AV has been at Melbourne since arriving home from abroad on 13-Dec-2015.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Aircraft Update for 20-Jan-2016



4351 - DHC-8-402 C-GSXC Skyservice Business Aviation, Dorval, QC

Registration cancelled 18-Jan-2016 to RA-67254; this aircraft arrived in Yuzno-Sakhalinsk 31-Dec-2015 on delivery to Aurora.


4495 - DHC-8-402 C-FIFG Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Noted inside delivery hangar at Downsview, ON 19-Jan-2016


4515 - DHC-8-402 C-FJWE Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Flew Downsview, ON - North Bay, ON - Downsview, ON 18-Jan-2016 as BBA2

Monday, 18 January 2016

Aircraft Update for 18-Jan-2016



87 - DHC-8-102 C-GANK Voyageur Airways Ltd., North Bay, ON

Registered 15-Jan-2016; this is the second recorded DHC-8-100 transfer between Chorus Aviation units Jazz Aviation and Voyageur Airways. C-FABW was the first, which occurred on 11-Dec-2015.



449 - DHC-8-202 N449YV Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT (Berry Aviation)

Flew via Luxembourg and Exeter 17-Jan-2016, still all white with no titles




MSN 449 - DHC-8-202 N449YV
Berry Aviation
Luxembourg 17-Jan-2016
Peter Bakema Photo



4515 - DHC-8-402 C-FJWE Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Downsview, ON 16-Jan-2016 as BBA22


4519 - DHC-8-402 C-FMEZ Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registered 18-Jan-2016




With thanks to Mike Head in Vancouver, a brilliant shot of Jazz Aviation's C-FACT airborne off of runway 26L at Vancouver. 


MSN 262 - DHC-8-311 C-FACT
Jazz Aviation LP
Vancouver-Int'l, BC 01-Jan-2016
Mike Head/Jetwash Photos








Friday, 15 January 2016

Aircraft Update for 15-Jan-2016



17 - DHC-8-103 C-GFSJ Province of Alberta, Dept. of Public Works, Edmonton, AB

Updating the blog entry for 13-Jan-2015; the buyer for the aircraft has been identified by the Alberta government as Avmax Group of Calgary, AB. The aircraft was acquired for $5,026,000.


427 - DHC-8-202 N989HA Wells Fargo Bank NW, Salt Lake City, UT (Flightworks)

Continued from Constanta, to Baku and Bagram 15-Jan-2016; the aircraft had originated in San Marcos, TX on 11-Jan-2016.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Aircraft Update for 14-Jan-2016



Starbow to Acquire Two Additional Q400's

Accra-based Starbow Airlines has announced the planned acquisition of two additional Q400 aircraft which will be dry leased from Bombardier. Until ratification of the Cape Town Convention, Starbow had only been able to use wet leases, with a Falcon Aviation Services Q400 A6-FLR having been with the company since 2015. The new aircraft will operate on both domestic and regional services in West Africa.


131 - DHC-8-301 C-GMON Jazz Aviation LP, Halifax, NS

Skyworks Capital announced on 12-Jan-2016 the successful lease extension of C-GMON to Jazz Aviation LP, on behalf of a U.S. based investor. The aircraft was originally delivered to Air Ontario in 1989.

137 - DHC-8-301 C-GNON Jazz Aviation LP, Halifax, NS

Skyworks Capital announced on 12-Jan-2016 the successful lease extension of C-GNON to Jazz Aviation LP, on behalf of a U.S. based investor. The aircraft was originally delivered to Air Ontario in 1989.

143 - DHC-8-301 C-GUON Jazz Aviation LP, Halifax, NS

Skyworks Capital announced on 12-Jan-2016 the successful lease extension of C-GUON to Jazz Aviation LP, on behalf of a U.S. based investor. The aircraft was originally delivered to Air Ontario in 1989.

149 - DHC-8-301 C-GVON Jazz Aviation LP, Halifax, NS

Skyworks Capital announced on 12-Jan-2016 the successful lease extension of C-GVON to Jazz Aviation LP, on behalf of a U.S. based investor. The aircraft was originally delivered to Air Ontario in 1989.


427 - DHC-8-202 N989HA Wells Fargo Bank NW, Salt Lake City, UT (Flightworks)

Continued on to Luxembourg and Constanta 14-Jan-2016.


4513 - DHC-8-402 LX-LQC Sunny Winter S.A., Luxembourg (Luxair)

Registered 15-Dec-2015, updating previous information with actual registered owner.


Avmax Q200 C-FNZE is seen below at Calgary, returning to the hangar following an engine run. This aircraft was returned from lease to Aurora on 24-Dec-2015.

MSN 428 - DHC-8-202 C-FNZE
Avmax Aircraft Leasing
Calgary-Int'l, AB 12-Jan-2016
Dave Subelack Photo

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Alberta Sells MSN 17 C-GFSJ, N989HA Continues to Europe




17 - DHC-8-103 C-GFSJ Province of Alberta, Department of Public Works, Edmonton, AB

The Government of Alberta have today announced the sale of C-GFSJ, reportedly receiving slightly over the $4.9 million they were asking. The aircraft has been hangared in Edmonton since 2014. The buyer has not been disclosed.

MSN 17 - DHC-8-103 C-GFSJ
Province of Alberta
Calgary-Int'l. 30-Sep-2014
Kenneth I. Swartz Photo


427 - DHC-8-202 N989HA Wells Fargo Bank NW, Salt Lake City, UT (Flightworks)

Continuing its ferry abroad, N989HA is routing Keflavík to Belast 13-Jan-2015

MSN 427 - DHC-8-202 N989HA
WFBNW/Flightworks
Keflavík, Iceland 29-Apr-2014
Jekaterina Filipova Photo

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Q200 and Q400 Update


427 - DHC-8-202 N989HA WFBNW/Flightworks 

Flew Bangor, ME - Goose Bay, NL - Narsarsuaq 12-Jan-2016 as SXA1280; ferry being operated by Southern Cross Aviation. The aircraft originated in San Marcos, TX yesterday.


4505 - DHC-8-402 C-FKIY Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registration cancelled 11-Jan-2015 to JA81RC


4514 - DHC-8-402 C-FLGW Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registration cancelled 11-Jan-2015 to TU-TSI


4515 - DHC-8-402 C-FJWE Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Flew Downsview, ON - North Bay, ON - Downsview, ON 11-Jan-2015

Monday, 11 January 2016

DHC-8-202 Routing San Marcos - Dayton - Bangor -> Update on U.S. Army DHC-8-315's



348 - DHC-8-315 N8300G U.S. Army Fixed Wing Project Office, Hunstville, AL

Registration cancelled 05-Jan-2016 - had been in open storage at Tucson, AZ since Jul-2015

352 - DHC-8-315 N8300L Dynamic Avlease Inc., Bridgewater, VA

Registration cancelled 05-Jan-2016

358 - DHC-8-315 N8300T Dynamic Avlease Inc., Bridgewater, VA

Registration cancelled 07-Jan-2016

577 - DHC-8-315 N8300S U.S. Army Fixed Wing Project Office, Huntsville, AL

Registration cancelled 05-Jan-2016 - had been in open storage at Tucson, AZ since Jul-2015

The above aircraft join MSN 332 N8300Y and MSN 338 N8300F which were cancelled in Nov-2015. All aircraft are expected to be part of the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced program which was launched in Nov-2015 to replace the existing DHC-7 fleet.



427 - DHC-8-202 N989HA WFBNW/Flightworks

Flight planned for San Marcos, TX - Dayton, OH - Bangor, ME 11-Jan-2016 as SXA1280; ferry being operated by Southern Cross Aviation. 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

392 N880EA Continues to Quebec, 4332 G-PRPD Heads to Dublin for Painting



392 - DHC-8-106 N880EA Icecap LLC Trustee, Anchorage, AK (Ravn Alaska)

After flying from Anchorage to Winnipeg yesterday, N880EA today is continuing to North Bay, ON and then to Québec City, QC.  (thanks Aaron)



4332 - DHC-8-402 G-PRPD FlyBE Ltd., Exeter

Flew Birmingham - Dublin 09-Jan-2016 to be repainted into FlyBE c/s. G-PRPD has been operating in basic United Express c/s since 29-Dec-2015.


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Saturday, 9 January 2016

392 N880EA Departs Alaska


392 - DHC-8-106 N880EA Icecap LLC Trustee, Anchorage, AK (Ravn Alaska)

Flew Anchorage, AK - Whitehorse, YT - Edmonton-Int'l, AB - Winnipeg, MB 09-Jan-2016. I'd expect the aircraft is en route to an overhaul facility.

Friday, 8 January 2016

DHC-8-100 and Q400 Changes


87 - DHC-8-102 C-GANK Jazz Aviation LP, Halifax, NS

Registration cancelled 05-Jan-2015. We are starting to see a trend with the Jazz DHC-8-100 fleet over the past few weeks, with C-FABW having been moved to the Voyageur Airways unit in Dec-2015, C-GJSV having appeared in all white in Toronto by late Dec-2015, and now the cancellation of C-GANK.

There was also a DHC-8-100 that flew Montréal-Trudeau, QC - North Bay, ON 04-Jan-2015 as JZA7099. This may have been either C-FABW or perhaps C-GANK.


4499 - DHC-8-402 C-GJZK Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registration cancelled 07-Jan-2016; this aircraft was delivered to Jazz Aviation 05-Jan-2016.


4510 - DHC-8-402 C-GSZJ Jazz Aviation LP, Halifax, NS

Registered 08-Jan-2016; aircraft was delivered on 23-Nov-2015, and had been cancelled from Bombardier the same day.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

4209 N209WQ and 4499 C-GJZK arrive at Toronto-Pearson


4209 - DHC-8-402 N209WQ Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT (Republic Airlines)

Flew Rockford, IL - Toronto-Pearson, ON 05-Jan-2015 as RPA2535. For FlyBE as G-PRPE.

4499 - DHC-8-402 C-GJZK Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Flew Downsview, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 05-Jan-2015 on delivery to Chorus Aviation/Jazz as JZA7098. Has not been officially registered to Jazz Aviation as of 06-Jan-2015.




Tuesday, 5 January 2016

4514 - C-FLGW at Cabo Verde


Air Cote d'Ivoire's new Q400 is seen below on delivery through Cabo Verde, with thanks to Janneman36

MSN 4514 - DHC-8-402 C-FLGW
Air Cote d'Ivoire
Cabo Verde 04-Jan-2016
Janneman36 Photo

An Old One and a New One



4017 - DHC-8-402 PH-JQA SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance, Maastricht

Registration cancelled 24-Dec-2015 for export to U.S.A.  PH-JQA has been parked at Maastricht since returning from lease to Yakutia on 31-Jan-2015.


4505 - DHC-8-402 C-FKIY Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Flew Downsview, ON - Goose Bay, NL - Reykjavík 05-Jan-2015 on delivery to Ryukyu Air Commuter.

With thanks to Nigel Harris & Canadian Aviation News a nice shot of 4505 at Downsview prior to departure. This particular view shows the unique exit configuration of the Q400 Combi with a new full size door exit forward, and an additional window exit which can be seen under the aft nacelle.

MSN 4505 - DHC-8-402 C-FKIY
Ryukyu Air Commuter
Downsview, ON 05-Jan-2016
Nigel Harris/Canadian Aviation News