869 - DHC-6-400 Wells Fargo Bank NW, Salt Lake City, UT
- Hillsboro, OR (KHIO/HIO) - McMinnville, OR (KMMV/MMV)
- McMinnville, OR (KMMV/MMV) - Honolulu, HI (PHNL/HNL)
As expected (see blog entry for 03-Sep-2013) this confirms that N153QS is finally going to begin its delivery flight. The aircraft was fitted with ferry tanks at the Southern Cross Aviation facility at Hillsboro over the past couple days, and it is now flight planned to depart for the first leg of a trip across the Pacific. That flight is expected to take 13 hours & 56 minutes, and will be the first time that Southern Cross has been used as a ferry contractor for a Series 400.
874 - DHC-6-400 C-GLVA Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC
Registration cancelled 06-Sep-2013.
The cancellation of C-GLVA signals the first step in the pending delivery of the aircraft, which had turned into a rather drawn out affair - something that is apparently not uncommon when importing to Bangladesh.
Expect that it will be re-registered in Canada again very shortly to Calgary-based Planes and Parts Ltd. who will be undertaking the delivery to Regent Airways.
881 - DHC-6-400 C-GVEP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC
- Moscow-Zhukovsky, Russia (UUBW) - Vilnius-International, Lithuania (EYVI/VNO)
884 - DHC-6-400 C-FVAM Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC
- Spokane, WA (KGEG/GEG) - Victoria, BC (CYYJ/YYJ)
C-FVAM has filed for departure from the paint facility in Spokane, and is estimating Victoria at 17:15 local time.