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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Aircraft Update for 31-Mar-2016

Updated: 1515 EDT - 31-Mar-2016

437 - ATR-72-202 C-GOSA 8199400 Canada Inc., Yellowknife, NT (Summit Air)

Registered 31-Mar-2016, ex SE-MGN (see blog entry for 29-Mar-2016). This is the fourth ATR-72 for Summit Air, all of which are early serial model 202's.

549 - ATR-42-500 N366FM U.S. Department of Justice, Fort Worth, TX

There is an interesting audit report by the U.S. Office of the Inspector General on the acquisition and upgrade of the above aircraft. It was acquired in 2008 for use by the Drug Enforcement Agency in Afghanistan. Until entering a government contractor facility for modifications in 2012, the aircraft never actually even made it to Afghanistan.

Some four years later, the aircraft remains with the contractor, uncompleted and un-flyable. The D.E.A. no longer has an Afghan air operation, although there is now a purposely constructed hangar in Kabul for the ATR-42 in question. The project costs associated with this single aircraft have now reached more than $86 million, on an aircraft that originally cost $8.6 million....and it remains up on jacks at the contractor facility in Delaware.

The aircraft is seen below departing from Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, TX in 2010, courtesy of Zane Adams.

MSN 549 - ATR-42-500 N366FM
U.S. Department of Justice
Fort Worth-Alliance, TX 17-May-2010
Zane Adams Photo

With thanks to Paul Filmer, a nice shot of EP-ATX taken in Tehran earlier this month. Paul has a huge selection of fantastic material from around the globe on his website at:

MSN 573 - ATR-72-212A EP-ATX
Iran Aseman Airlines
Tehran-Mehrabad 01-Mar-2016
Paul Filmer Photo

1305 - ATR-72-212A (600) F-WWEK ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Regional, Toulouse

Noted at Toulouse 29-Mar-2016 in full Azul Linhas Aéreas c/s (will be PR-AKI)

1316 - ATR-72-212A (600) F-WWEW ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Regional, Toulouse

Noted at Toulouse 30-Mar-2016, all white

1317 - ATR-72-212A (600) F-WWEX ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Regional, Toulouse

Noted at Toulouse 29-Mar-2016 in full PNG Air c/s

1320 - ATR-72-212A (600) F-WWEC ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Regional, Toulouse

Noted at Toulouse 30-Mar-2016 in full Bangkok Airways c/s (will be HS-PZF)

1322 - ATR-72-212A (600) F-WWEE ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Regional, Toulouse

Noted at Toulouse 29-Mar-2016 in full Scandinavian c/s, for FlyBE

4022 - DHC-8-402 TF-FXA Flugfélag Íslands, Reykjavik

Flew Exeter - Norwich 31-Mar-2016 to be painted prior to delivery to Iceland. The aircraft had been present in Exeter with FlyBE Engineering since 19-Oct-2015.

4316 - DHC-8-402 P2-PXU Air Niugini, Port Moresby

Registration cancelled Mar-2016.

208B-5046 - Cessna 208B/EX N446JP 208B Trading Company LLC, McGregor, TX

Flew Keflavík - Kangerlussuaq 31-Mar-2016 on delivery to U.S.A. The aircraft is seen in the photo below  at Dresden, Germany courtesy of Rex-DRS. The aircraft is the former RA-67186 originally delivered to Tatarstan and subsequently acquired by Ak Bars Aero.

MSN 208B-5046 - Cessna 208B/EX N446JP
208B Trading Company LLC
Dresden, Germany 30-Mar-2016
Rex-DRS Photo

208B-5275 - Cessna 208B/EX N71437 Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Updating blog entry for 30-Mar-2016; flew St. John's, NL - Tenerife-South 31-Mar-2016 continuing its delivery flight which began in Kansas yesterday.

Fokker information is with credit to the excellent publication/website: 

20112 - Fokker 50 PH-KPB SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance BV, Maastricht

Noted hangared at Maastricht 13-Mar-2016; aircraft was auction on 04-Mar-2016.

20122 - Fokker 50 P2-TAH Travel Air Ltd., Madang

Registration cancelled Mar-2016; this aircraft flew via Hurghada - Izmir to Maastricht 24/25-Mar-2016 (see blog entry for 25-Mar-2016)

20135 - Fokker 50 OO-VLM VLM Airlines NV, Antwerp

Noted at Antwerp/Deurne 13-Mar-2016 with small FlyBE placard near passenger door; aircraft will operate for FlyBE from 14-Mar-2016 to 31-Aug-2016.

20190 - Fokker 50 OE-LRJ Jetcom SRL, Bergamo

Noted at Bergamo 05-Mar-2016 in all white c/s, no engines (ex YL-BAV)

20191 - Fokker 50 OE-LJT Jetcom SRL, Bergamo 

Noted at Bergamo 06-Mar-2016 in basic Miniliner c/s (ex I-MLCT)

20214 - Fokker 50 2-RLAG African Holding Company of America, Fallsington, PA

Registration cancelled 01-Mar-2016 and registered to Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation Mar-2016 as 9Q-DAB.

20239 - Fokker 50 PH-JXN Denim Air ACMI, Amsterdam

Noted at Saarbrucken 05-Feb-2016 and 29-Feb-2016, all white c/s; is for unknown Kenyan operator.

20279 - Fokker 50 PK-ECF PT Sky Aviation, Jakarta

Noted at Pekanbaru 08-Mar-2016 in derelict condition, in Sky c/s. Company ceased operations in Mar-2014.

100-0076 - Kodiak 100 N76KQ Fayard Enterprises LLC, Wake Forest, NC

Registered to TVPX ARS Inc. Trustee, North Salt Lake, UT 30-Mar-2016; this aircraft had been sold via Skyquest International to Grupo DMI, Guadalajara 14-Mar-2016.