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Series 300

HK-1980X • HK-1980 • V2-LFL


• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

• HK-1980X de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 05-Nov-1976. First flight 05-Nov-1976.

• HK-1980X Delivered to Aces Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia, 26-Nov-1976.

• HK-1980 Re registered as ACES Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia, Dates unknown.

• V2-LFL Sold to Carib Aviation, Antigua. Mar-2001. Ceased operations 30-Sep-2008.

• J8-GAL SVG Air, Saint Vincent.

Withdrawn from use at National Aerotech facility in Hampton, GA., by Aug-2012. By 15-Apr-2013 the aircraft had been mostly disassembled, with the cockpit/nose section used in the rebuild of MSN 139. The balance of the airframe remained at Hampton, presumably moving to Thomaston, GA when National Aerotech transferred their operations there.

Parted out


Latest update

• Revised Format and updated data and three images added 09-Feb-2020 •

HK-1980 X of aces COLOMBIA.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
HK-1980 at Bogota - SKBO, Colombia.
Photo: Unknown photographer © December 1977 - Erik Johannesson Collection
HK-1980 minus "X".
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1984 - Michael J. Ody Collection
V2-LFL of carib aviation at Bridgetown - TBPO, Barbados.
Photos: Michael J. Ody © 01 May 2001 - Aird Archives
V2-LFL arriving at Saint Maartin - TNCM.
Photo: Aldo Bidini © 13 January 2007 - Erik Johannesson Collection
J8-GAL at Hampton - 4A7, Georgia.
Photo: Roger Botting © Date unknown
J8-GAL being picked clean at Hampton.
Photo: Nigel Prevett © 15 April 2013