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Series 300

C-GGSS • B-3505 • N817L


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

• C-GGSS de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 10-Jan-1985. First flight Mar-1985.

• C-GGSS China Aviation Supply Corporation, Beijing, China. Delivered 18-Apr-1985.

• B-3505 Registered to CAAC, Civil Aviation Administration of China, 18-Apr-1985.

• B-3505 Re-named China Xinjiang Airlines, Urumqi, China, 1992.

• B-3505 Transferred to China General Aviation Corp, Xi’an, China, 1996.

• B-3505 Merged into China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai, China, 1997.

• N817L Sold to Flight Center Aircraft Sales, Seattle ,WA., 19-Oct-1998.

• N817L Sold to Zimex Aviation, Altenrhein, Switzerland, 18-Jul-2000. Canx 20-Jul-2000.

Flew via North Bay, ON – Reykjavík, Iceland 20-Jul-2000, and Newcastle, UK – Southend, UK 21-Jul-2000

• D2-FVN Re registered SonAir- SonAir Airline Services, S.A Luanda, Angola, Aug-2000.

Note: Repainted as such at Southend 18-Sep-2000 & flew Southend - Zürich 07-Oct-2000 on delivery

Note: SonAir is the aviation division of Sonangol, Angola National Oil Company.

Note: WFU - Luanda, Angola.



C-GGSS at a wintery Downsview.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © March 1985
C-GGSS showing the other side.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © March 1985
N817L powerless at Vancouver - CYVR, British Columbia.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1999 - Aird Archives
N817L at Newcastle - EGNT, United Kingdom.
Photo: Ian Howat © 21 July 2000 - Aird Archives
D2-FVN at Southend / Rochford - EGMC, United Kingdom.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 2000