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Friday, 23 June 2017

Regional/Corporate/Utility Turboprop Update for 23-Jun-2017


Updated: 23-Jun-2017 @ 1200


Reader Survey Results are below



158 - ATR-42-320 C-GPEA Pascan Express Inc., St-Hubert, QC

Registration cancelled 21-Jun-2017. This is the second of the two former Pascan ATR-42's, with the first having been exported to the U.S. for Kolobs Canyon earlier this month. C-GPEA was expected to be reduced to parts. Both aircraft are seen below in May-2016 with thanks to Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications.





443 - DHC-8-314 C-FBXG Sunwest Aviation Ltd., Calgary, AB

Registration cancelled 20-Jun-2017. Returned to Avmax Aircraft Leasing?

443 - DHC-8-314 C-FBXG
Calgary-Int'l, AB 17-Jun-2016
James Paveley Photo



4208 - DHC-8-402 N208WQ Nordic Aviation Capital, Billund (WFBNW)

Flew Coeur d'Alene, ID - Toronto-Pearson, ON 22-Jun-2017. This aircraft had been at Coeur d'Alene since Nov-2015, and previous to that parked at Tucson from 2013.

4262 - DHC-8-402 P2-PXS Air Niugini, Port Moresby

Flew Port Moresby - Ambon - Kuala Namu - Coimbatore - Abu Dhabi-Al Bateen 20/22-Jun-2017. Aircraft has been for sale via 1900 Aviation Ltd.



8109 - Dornier Do228-202 C-FUCN Summit Air, Yellowknife, NT (8199400 Canada Inc.)

Registration cancelled 22-Jun-2017. Flew Whitehorse, YT - Watson Lake, YT - Prince George, BC - Kelowna, BC - Comox, BC 01-Jun-2017. The operating pattern since that time is indicative of Alkan Air, and if so, would be their second Dornier 228.



SH3652 Short Bros. SD360-100 N124CA Air Cargo Carriers, Milwaukee, WI (ACC Integrated)

Updating the status of this aircraft; had been parked at Fresno, CA without engines since at least Jul-2015 (it was still in service in Jan-2015). Noted still present Fresno 10-Mar-2017, fuselage only and under conversion for residential use.

SH3652 SD360-100 N124CA
Air Cargo Carriers
Fresno, CA 10-Mar-2017




With thanks to Omer Mees, a trio of fairly generic 1900D's at Lanseria in the past week.

UE-92 Beech 1900D ZS-MMJ
Lanseria 22-Jun-2017



UE-429 Beech 1900D ZS-DON
Lanseria 17-Jun-2017



UE-89 Beech 1900D ZS-CCL
Lanseria 17-Jun-2017





1714 - Pilatus PC-12/47E N288SE Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd., Broomfield, CO

Registered 22-Jun-2017, ex HB-FSD which arrived on delivery from Switzerland on 21-Jun-2017.

1715 - Pilatus PC-12/47E N715AF Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd., Broomfield, CO

Registered 22-Jun-2017.


LJ-425 - Beech King Air B90 N90BU Daytona Beach Aviation Leasing, Port Orange, FL

Registration cancelled 22-Jun-2017.

BB-1774 - Beech King Air B200 N4053H Textron Aviation Inc., Wichita, KS

Registered to IPT 135 LLC, Montoursville, PA 22-Jun-2017.

BY-298 - Beech King Air B200GT (250) Textron Aviation Inc., Wichita, KS

Registered 22-Jun-2017.


Turboprop Spotter Survey Results 23-Jun-2017


Thank you to everyone who took a few moments to complete the survey. The results were fairly close to what I had expected. What you will see below is the dominant result in percentage for each type, with green indicating a yes majority, and red a no majority. 

No decisions have been made at this point, other than trying to increase the number of images beginning today, as the result for that question was very clear.

Aircraft Types:

ATR-42 and ATR-72 = Yes, 92%

Bombardier DHC-8 & Q400 = Yes, 97%

British Aerospace Jetstream 31 & 41 = Yes, 78%

CASA 212, 235 and 295 = Yes, 67%

Cessna Caravan Series = Yes, 62%

Convair 580 & 640 = Yes, 68.3 %

Daher Socata TBM Series = No, 76%

Dornier Do228 & Do328 = Yes, 78%

Douglas Turbine DC-3 = Yes, 75%

Embraer EMB110 & EMB120 = Yes, 71%

Fairchild Metroliner = Yes, 71%

Fokker F27 & 50 = Yes, 87.3%

Lockheed Electra = Yes, 73%

Lockheed Hercules (Civilian) = Yes, 65%

Mitsubishi MU-2 = No, 73%

Piaggio P-180 = No, 71%

Pilatus PC-12 = No, 52%

Quest Kodiak = No, 60%

Rockwell Commander = No, 70%

SAAB 340 & 2000 - Yes, 91%

Shorts 330 & 360 = Yes, 84%

Textron Beech 99 & 1900 = Yes, 81%

Textron Beech King Air = Yes, 55%

Other Questions

Incident/Accidents = Yes, 94%

Photographs = 74% of readers rate photographs as 9 or 10 in enjoyment value

Read on web: = 60%
Via subscription = 40%

Other Aircraft Types of Interest:

There was a good number of suggestions received, however I'll report on those separately.