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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Regional/Corporate/Utility Turboprop Update for 26-Apr-2017


Updated: 26-Apr-2017 @ 1145



846 - ATR-72-212A (500) EC-MMZ
Aeronova / Air Europa Express
Mönchengladbach 25-Apr-2017
Judith Dahmen Photo




450 - DHC-8-202 N842HA Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Sold to Flugfélag Íslands Apr-2017. Avmax has accepted four Fokker 50's in trade.


76 - DHC-7-102 (EO-5C) N176RA
U.S. Army
Münich 26-Apr-2017
Ramin Fischer Photo




688 - BAe3101 Jetstream 31 N317PX Paraclete Aviation LLC, Raeford, NC

Registration cancelled 25-Apr-2017. Aircraft was dismantled at Kingman, AZ circa 2009.



20223 - Fokker F27-050 TF-JMN Flugfélag Íslands, Reykjavik

Sold to Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB Apr-2017 in a sale arranged by 1900 Aviation Ltd.



20243 - Fokker F27-050 TF-JMR Flugfélag Íslands, Reykjavik

Sold to Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB Apr-2017 in a sale arranged by 1900 Aviation Ltd.



20244 - Fokker F27-050 TF-JMS Flugfélag Íslands, Reykjavik

Sold to Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB Apr-2017 in a sale arranged by 1900 Aviation Ltd.



20250 - Fokker F27-050 TF-JMT Flugfélag Íslands, Reykjavik

Sold to Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB Apr-2017 in a sale arranged by 1900 Aviation Ltd.






UB-1 - Beech 1900C N6667L
Brockway Air
Newark-Liberty, NJ



UB-9 - Beech 1900C N9ZR
Direct Air
Chicago-Midway, IL



UB-36 - Beech 1900C N19RA
Rio Airways
Wichita Falls, TX





127 - Pilatus PC-12 N888CG Kansas City Aviation Center Inc., Olathe, KS

Registered to RESC Investments LLC, Myrtle Beach, SC 25-Apr-2017.

1703 - Pilatus PC-12/47E HB-FRS(17) Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG, Stans

Updating entry for 25-Apr-2017; flew Reykjavík - Kangerlussuaq - Iqaluit, NU - Thunder Bay, ON 26-Apr-2017 as PCH03F.



Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Regional/Corporate/Utility Turboprop Update for 25-Apr-2017


Updated: 25-Apr-2017 @ 1055 1800


  • Added Air Inuit Q300 Video


With thanks to CYUL Plane Spotter a video of Air Inuit's DHC-8-300 Freighter conversion, which unlike their two existing DHC-8-300 freighters, features a full size aft cargo door retrofit. Once the aircraft is fully certified the current former LIAT colour scheme will make way for Air Inuit's.





4549 - DHC-8-402 C-GKWE
Westjet Encore
Toronto-Pearson, ON 23-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo



4508 - DHC-8-402 C-GJZX
Jazz Aviation
Toronto-Pearson, ON 23-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo





515 - DHC-8-202 N360PH Commutair Inc., Cleveland, OH (WFBNW)

Flew Albany, NY - Halifax, NS 05-Apr-2017 for maintenance with Jazz Aviation; test flown 24-Apr-2017 and flew Halifax, NS - Albany, NY 25-Apr-2017.

537 - DHC-8-103 C-FUCL Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB

Flight planned for Calgary-Int'l, AB - Great Falls, MT 25-Apr-2017, presumably for painting.

4555 - DHC-8-402 C-FTXE Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Test flown from Toronto-Downsview, ON 24-Apr-2017 as BBA20.



208B-5353 - Cessna 208B (GC/EX) N535JS Textron Aviation Inc., Wichita, KS

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT 24-Apr-2017.



1703 - Pilatus PC-12/47E HB-FRS(17) Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG, Stans

Flew Buochs - Prestwick - Reykjavík 25-Apr-2017 on delivery as PCH03F.

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1277 - ATR-72-212A (600) G-FBXB
Flybe
Stockholm-Arlanda 11-Nov-2015
Anders Nilsson Photo



Chorus Aviation announces agreements to acquire six ATR 72-600 aircraft on lease to Flybe and Virgin Australia


HALIFAXApril 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus') (TSX: CHR) announced today agreements by Chorus Aviation Capital's subsidiaries to acquire six ATR 72-600 aircraft with attached leases from Avation PLC. Three of these aircraft are currently on lease to U.K. carrier, Flybe, and three to Virgin Australia Airlines. The aircraft are between one and four years old and are the first ATRs added to Chorus Aviation Capital's growing regional aircraft fleet.

Commenting on the planned purchase, Chorus Aviation Capital's President, Steven Ridolfi, said, "We are delighted to announce this portfolio acquisition, adding two outstanding customers to our growing pool of airline lessees, and welcoming the addition of the first ATRs to our diversifying fleet."

Joe Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chorus, said, "This investment further demonstrates the targeted expansion and growth strategy for Chorus into regional aircraft leasing. We are building a leading global regional aircraft lessor and look forward to announcing additional opportunities in the months ahead."

The aggregate purchase price for the aircraft is consistent with current market values for similar aircraft, and Chorus Aviation Capital intends to finance the purchase utilizing a combination of debt financing and cash with a leverage ratio of between three and four to one. The transactions are expected to close by the end of June 2017 and are subject to customary conditions precedent to closing, including novation of the existing leases and receipt of debt financing.


Monday, 24 April 2017

Regional/Corporate/Utility Turboprop Update for 24-Apr-2017


Updated: 24-Apr-2017 @ 1145


209 - ATR-42-300 C-GWWC West Wind Aviation LP, Saskatoon, SK

Flew Saskatoon, SK - Windsor, ON 23-Apr-2017 presumably for maintenance with Premier Aviation.

209 - ATR-42-300 C-GWWC
West Wind Aviation
Saskatoon, SK 02-Oct-2014




244 - DHC-8-311 C-GNCF PAL Airlines Ltd., St. John's, NL


Registered 21-Apr-2017. Aircraft had been with PAL since early Mar-2017 but had remained registered to North Cariboo until now.



7052 -Dornier Do228-101 G-ENVR Natural Environment Research Council, London

Registered to Blue Wave Aviation Leasing Ltd., Grand Baie, Mauritius 15-Mar-2017 and cancelled 07-Apr-2017 on export to Kenya. Aircraft was delivered across Germany/Austria 11-Feb-2017.

7052 - Dornier Do228-101 D-CALM (G-ENVR)
National Environment Research Council Photo





UE-158 - Beech 1900D N38537 UE-158 LLC, Helena, MT

Updating entry for 23-Apr-2017; flew Keflavík - Narsarsuaq 24-Apr-2017.



208-00119 - Cessna 208 C-GNYO Northern Youth Programs Inc., Dryden, ON

Registered 24-Apr-2017, ex N275PM.



1685 - Pilatus PC-12/47E N85NX Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd., Broomfield, CO

Registered to Vogel LLC, Rifton, NY 21-Apr-2017 as N554WA.



LA-106 - Beech F90 N173PL Atlas Exchange 87 LLC, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Registered to N173PL Leasing LLC, Texarkana, AR 21-Apr-2017.

FA-114 - Beech 300LW N239TT Ezfly Corp., Wilmington, DE

Registration cancelled 20-Apr-2017 on export to Guatemala. Flew Miami-Executive, FL - Guatemala City 09-Dec-2016.

FA-115 - Beech 300 N300CW CEI Acquisition LLC, Oklahoma City, OK

Registered to Dippin Dots Holding LLC, Oklahoma City, OK 21-Apr-2017.


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Regional/Corporate/Utility Turboprop Update for 22-Apr-2017


Updated: 22-Apr-2017 @ 1200

340B-197 SAAB 340B G-LGNN
Loganair
Glasgow 21-Apr-2017
Lewis Grant Photo





4345 - DHC-8-402 N345NG Nordic Aviation Capital, Billund (WFBNW)

Flew Rome, NY - Toronto-Pearson, ON 21-Apr-2017.

4553 - DHC-8-402 C-GENV Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Flew Toronto-Downsview, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 21-Apr-2017 on delivery to Westjet Encore.


4551 - DHC-8-402 C-GKQI
Porter Airlines
Toronto-City Center, ON 19-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo






AC-681B - SA227DC Metro 23 N955BW AAR Airlift Group, Melbourne, FL (EP Aviation)

Registration cancelled 20-Apr-2017. Aircraft had been parked at Melbourne, FL for considerable time.



UE-64 - Beech 1900D N105EV Sentry Aircraft Leasing LLC, Salt Lake City, UT

Updating entry for 21-Apr-2017; flew Goose Bay, NL - Manchester, NH - Terre Haute, IN 22-Apr-2017.

UE-137 - Beech 1900D HI1017 Sky High Aviation, Santo Domingo

Registered Mar-2017; this is the former N81533 (which has yet to be cancelled) and was delivered via Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL on 14-Feb-2017.

UE-158 - Beech 1900D N38537 UE-158 LLC, Helena, MT

Flew Nairobi - ? - Podgorica - Luxembourg - Glasgow - Keflavík 19/22-Apr-2017. Aircraft is all white, without titles. Of note, it is carrying the Ethiopian registration ET-ASZ under the U.S. marks. Coincidentally, this is the sister ship of the one above, which covered a similar route in Feb-2017.



208-00289 - Cessna 208 N675HP Rustair Inc., Anchorage, AK

Re-registered N865HP 20-Apr-2017.


208B-0796 Cessna 208B (GC) ZS-EAR
Lanseria 21-Apr-2017
Omer Mees Photo




208-00178 Cessna 208 ZS-NKG
Lanseria 21-Apr-2017
Omer Mees Photo

Friday, 21 April 2017

Regional/Corporate/Utility Turboprop Update for 21-Apr-2017


Updated: 21-Apr-2017 @ 1215


122 - ATR-42-300 C-GPEB Pascan Express Inc., St-Hubert, QC (Executive Jet Support)

Updating entry for 04-Apr-2017; is expected to depart St-Hubert, QC shortly on delivery to Kolobs Canyon Air Service, in a sale arranged by Skyworld Aviation. This will be the first ATR-42 for Kolobs, who operate Metroliner, Learjet and Aero Commander types.

The aircraft is seen below at St-Hubert on 14-Apr-2017 with thanks to Pierre Gillard.



773 - ATR-72-212A (500) OY-JZW Nordic Aviation Capital, Billund

Flew Mönchengladbach - Toulouse-Blagnac - Toulouse-Francazal 21-Apr-2017.



489 - DHC-8-311 C-GUZX Regional 1 Airlines, Calgary, AB

Last service for Perimeter Aviation 13-Apr-2017 Island Lake, MB - Winnipeg-Int'l, MB and then ferried to Calgary-Int'l, AB same day. Back in service with Regional 1 17-Apr-2017 Calgary-Int'l, AB - Edmonton-Capital, AB - Fort Mackay, AB.

4111 - DHC-8-402 N515UA Unical Aviation Inc., City of Industry, CA

Registered 20-Apr-2017; this is the former JA847C which was originally delivered to San Bernardino, CA on 21-Sep-2016.

4339 - DHC-8-402 N339NG Island Air, Honolulu (Nordic Aviation Capital)

Is named "Po'okela".



3049 - Dornier Do328-100 N329MX Denver Air Support Inc., Englewood, CO

Updating entry for 23-Jan-2017; officially registered 20-Apr-2017.



UE-64 - Beech 1900D N105EV Sentry Aircraft Leasing LLC, Salt Lake City, UT

Flew Dakar - Las Palmas - Lisbon - La Rochelle - Glasgow - Keflavík - Kangerlussuaq - Iqaluit, NU - Goose Bay, NL 19/21-Apr-2017.

UE-64 - Beech 1900D N105EV
Sentry Aircraft Leasing
Prestwick 07-Jun-2015
Mark Piacentini Photo





208-00412 - Cessna 208 C-FNWG Northway Aviation Ltd., Arnes, MB

Flew Winnipeg-Saint Andrews, MB - Saint Paul, MN 03-Apr-2017 for float installation by Wipaire and then Saint Paul, MN - Winnipeg-Int'l, MB 21-Apr-2017.

208-00412 - Cessna 208 C-FNWG
Northway Aviation
Winnipeg-Saint Andrews, MB 01-Oct-2014


208-00569 - Cessna 208 N569LG Delta Leasing LLC, Nashville, TN

Registered to Textron Aviation Inc., Wichita, KS 20-Apr-2017. Flew Memphis, TN - Wichita-Eisenhower, KS 24-Mar-2017.

208-00591 - Cessna 208 N591FP Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Flew Wichita-Eisenhower, KS - Bellingham, WA - Anchorage-Int'l, AK 21-Apr-2017 on delivery.

208B-0038 - Cessna 208B (SC) N938FE Federal Express Corp., Memphis, TN

Flew Greensboro, NC - Indianapolis, IN - Rochester, MN - Minot, ND - Edmonton-Capital, AB 19-Apr-2017. Registration cancelled 20-Apr-2017 and imported to Canada same day. 

208B-0671 - Cessna 208B (GC) N208TW Caravan Air LLC, Oxford, CT

Flew Aurora, OR - Puyallup, WA - Bellingham, WA - Juneau, AK 20-Apr-2017; aircraft had been in the lower 48 since 26-Feb-2017.

208B-5341 - Cessna 208B (GC/EX) N21955 Textron Aviation Inc., Wichita, KS

Registered to PAH 6 Inc., Houston, TX 20-Apr-2017.

208B-5344 - Cessna 208B (GC/EX) N534TA Textron Aviation Inc., Wichita, KS

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT 20-Apr-2017.



11385 - Commander 690B N690TC Double Top LLC, Perryton, TX

Registered to IAG Realty LLC, Amarillo, TX 20-Apr-2017.



BB-911 - Beech B200 N265EJ Lynch Flying Service Inc., Billings, MT

Registered to Oshman Aviation Group LLC, Fort Worth, TX 20-Apr-2017. Flew Billings, MT - Denton, TX 31-Mar-2017 on delivery.

BY-286 - Beech B200GT N317PB Textron Aviation Inc., Wichita, KS

Registered to CM Properties LLC, Clovis, NM 20-Apr-2017. Flew Wichita-Beech, KS - Clovis, NM 31-Mar-2017 on delivery.

FL-12 - Beech B300 N5655K Crescent Electric Supply Co., East Dubuque, IL

Registered to Aviation Enterprises Inc., Wilmington, DE 20-Apr-2017.

FL-747 - Beech B300 N784AP Garrett Air Inc., Wilmington, DE

Registered to Aviation South LLC, South Lyon, MI 20-Apr-2017.

FL-903 - Beech B300 N216B Textron Aviation Inc., Wichita, KS

Registered to Skytrain Aviation Inc., Dallas, TX 20-Apr-2017.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Regional/Corporate/Utility Turboprop Activity for 20-Apr-2017



Updated: 20-Apr-2017 @ 1230 1500 1600

  • Added entry for DHC-8 MSN 308 N810EX
  • Added entry for DHC-8 MSN 42 C-GANF




1042 - ATR-72-212A (600) OE-LID AS Airlease XXVI (Ireland) Ltd., Dublin

Flew Maastricht - Mönchengladbach 20-Apr-2017 following repaint into Hop! c/s.

1110 - ATR-72-212A (600) OY-JZA Nordic Aviation Capital, Billund

Flew Bydgozcz - Billund 20-Apr-2017 following repaint into Far Eastern Air Transport c/s.



With thanks to Ken Swartz, a comprehensive accounting of the DHC-7 situation at Toronto-City Center as of 19-Apr-2017. A total of ten aircraft are in various locations outside, of the total fleet of twelve. C-GTGO (MSN 106) had departed in Mar-2017 on a UN contract, which leaves the missing airframe as C-GVWD (MSN 108). One aircraft was noted in the main hangar, which is presumably that.


9 - DHC-7-103 C-FPBJ
Trans Capital Air
Toronto-City Center 19-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo



11 - DHC-7-103 C-FJHQ
Trans Capital Air
Toronto-City Center 19-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo



12 - DHC-7-103 C-FWYU
Trans Capital Air
Toronto-City Center 19-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo



20 - DHC-7-103 C-FGOV
Trans Capital Air
Toronto-City Center 19-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo



64 - DHC-7-102 C-GGXS
Trans Capital Air
Toronto-City Center 19-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo



72 - DHC-7-103 C-GVPP
Trans Capital Air
Toronto-City Center 19-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo



76 - DHC-7-102 C-GCPP
Trans Capital Air
Toronto-City Center 19-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo



113 - DHC-7-102 C-FERO
Trans Capital Air
Toronto-City Center 19-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo



33 - DHC-7-102 C-GNUY and 77 DHC-7-102 C-GYTZ
Trans Capital Air
Toronto-City Center 19-Apr-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo




216 - DHC-8-311 TT-DAC Avmax Chad, N'djamena (Avmax Aircraft Leasing)

Completing its return from Africa, the aircraft arrived in Calgary 18-Apr-2017 and is seen below on approach with thanks to Dave Subelack.




42 - DHC-8-102(PF) C-GANF Voyageur Airways Ltd., North Bay, ON (Voyageur Aviation Corp.)


Updating entry for 06-Apr-2017; aircraft has been converted to "PF" Package Freighter by Voyageur and was rolled out today at the company facility in North Bay, ON. The conversion involves bringing the aircraft cabin up to the "Class E" cargo compartment compliance requirements, along with reinforced cargo floor and LED interior lighting. This first aircraft is bound for Wasaya Airways, and is expected to be delivered in May.



308 - DHC-8-102 N810EX Piedmont Airlines, Salisbury, MD

Flew Salisbury, MD - Chattanooga, TN - Tulsa, OK - Roswell, NM, presumably for painting.

315 - DHC-8-311 N171AV Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, NV (Avmax Aircraft Leasing)

Updating entry for 19-Apr-2017; flew Great Falls, MT - Calgary-Int'l, AB 20-Apr-2017.

4336 - DHC-8-402 N336NG Nordic Aviation Capital, Billund (WFBNW)

Flew Toronto-Pearson, ON - Muskoka, ON 19-Apr-2017 for painting.

4339 - DHC-8-402 N339NG Nordic Aviation Capital, Billund (WFBNW)

Updating entry for 13-Apr-2017; flew Camarillo, CA - Honolulu, HI 18-Apr-2017 on delivery to Island Air. The ferry flight was operated by Southern Cross Aviation.

4340 - DHC-8-402 N34NG Nordic Aviation Capital, Billund (WFBNW)

Flew Muskoka, ON - Toronto-Pearson, ON 20-Apr-2017 after painting.



208-00593 - Cessna 208 N593LG Textron Aviation Inc., Wichita, KS

Registered to Delta Leasing LLC, Nashville, TN 19-Apr-2017.



1678 - Pilatus PC-12/47E N800BJ Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd., Broomfield, CO

Registered to Brighton Jones LLC, Seattle, WA 19-Apr-2017.


BB-880 - Beech 200 N53KA Lock Haven Aircraft Sales, Wilmington, DE

Registered to Pollard Aircraft Sales Inc., Fort Worth, TX 19-Apr-2017.

FL-179 - Beech B300 N350S Plane to Sea LLC, Raleigh, NC

Registered 19-Apr-2017.


FL-719 - Beech B300 N853B
Aeroptic LLC
Glasgow 19-Apr-2017
Iain Mackenzie Photo