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Series 300

CF-YZD • N13239 • N239Z • J8-GAA

N239Z

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

• CF-YZD de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 08-Jul-1969. First flight 08-Jul-1969.

Note: Received Canadian registration to conduct stall characteristic testing.

• N13239 Re-regd to de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON, 15-Sep-1969.

• N15329 Re-regd to de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON, 30-Sep-1969

• N15329 Delivered to Los Angeles Airways, Westchester, CA. Regd 30-Oct-1969. [Croydon Leasing Corp., Abington, PA]

Note: Los Angeles Airways ceased operations 29-May-1970.

• N13239 Returned to Croydon Leasing Corp., Abington, PA. Unknown date in 1970

• N239Z Sold to Cochise Airlines, Tucson, AZ. Regd Sep-1971.

• N239Z Sold to Intermountain Aviation, Marana, AZ. Regd Apr-1972.

Note: Intermountain Aviation was a CIA operator.

• N239Z Merged into Evergreen Helicopters, Anchorage, AK. Regd Jan-1975.

• N239Z Leased to Air New England, Boston, MA. Regd 04-Dec-1975.

• N239Z Sold to Air New England, Boston, MA. Regd 30-Apr-1976.

Withdrawn from use & stored at Marana, AZ (on bankruptcy of Air New England) 31-Oct-1981.

Withdrawn from use & stored at Las Vegas, NV; noted there 15-Oct-1982, 13-Dec-1982, 09-Jan-1983, 02-Feb-1983.  

Note: Seen in Westair colours Jul-1983.

• N239Z Sold to Air Associates, Plymouth, MA. Regd 15-Dec-1983.

• N239Z Leased to Westair Commuter, Fresno, CA. Regd 1984.

Noted at San Francisco, CA 10-May-1983 in full Westair c/s.

• N239Z Returned to Air Associates, Plymouth, MA, Regd 11-Feb-1984.

• N239Z Leased to Newair, New Haven, CT. Regd Jun-1984.

• N239Z Merged with Pilgrim Airlines, (Business Express Airlines Inc.) Groton-New London Airport, CT - who acquired Newair. Regd Feb-1985.

• N239Z Returned to Air Associates, Plymouth, MA, Dec-1985.

• N239Z Leased to Carson Services Inc., Grants Pass, OR. Regd Apr-1986.

• N239Z Air Associates. Details unknown. Jul-1988.

•  N239Z Sub-leased to Benavia Soecial Air Services, Geneva, Switzerland.

Note: Seen Prestwick 16-Jun-1996 with magnetometer attached.

Airworthiness Date: 08-Dec-1998.

• N239Z Possibly sub Leased to Benavia, Geneva, Switzerland. Regd 1999.

Departed Malta 24-Sep-1999 on delivery to Algeria

• N239Z Returned to Carson Services Inc., Grants Pass, OR Apr-2000.

• N239Z Bought by Carson Services Inc., Grants Pass, OR. 26-Jun-2003. Regd 21-Aug-2003.

Flew 12-May-2012 New Castle, DE – Muscle Shoals, AL.

• N239Z Sold to Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC. (JHH Aircraft Inc., Lancaster, CA). 11-May-2005. Regd 15-Jun-2005.

• N239Z Leased to Helicopteros Marinos, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Regd 15-Jun-2005.

• N239Z Returned to Carson Services Inc., Grants Pass, OR. Date unknown.

Flew 12-May-2012 New Castle, DE - Muscle Shoals, AL.

• N239Z Sold to Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC (JHH Aircraft Inc, Lancaster, CA) 24-May-2012.

Flew Via New Castle, DE 12-May-2012 on delivery

• N239Z Leased to Aerodynamics Inc., Waterford, MI. 13-Aug-2012.

Note: Was to be operated by Aerodynamics Inc., on contract in Africa. Appears not to have happened.

Flew Baytown, TX – Sullivan, IN – Oakland-Pontiac County, MI 10-Sep-2012 on delivery

• N239Z Returned to Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC. (Bank of Utah Trustees LLC Salt Lake City, UT) 26-Oct-2012.

Note: Total time 31,691 hours. Also has re-lifed wings and zero time since overhaul P & W-27 engines.

Flew 19-Oct-2012. Pontiac-Oakland County, MI - Walnut Ridge, AR - Houston-Southwest, TX.

• N239Z Leased to SVG Air, Arnos Vale, St Vincent. Nov-2012.

Note: Reported as ferried Houston, TX to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos between 05-Nov-2012 and 08-Nov-2012.

Flew 07-Dec-2012 Houston-Southwest, TX - Crestview-Bob Sikes, FL - Orlando-Executive, FL -08-Dec-2012 Orlando-Executive, FL - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos - Saint Croix, USVI.

• N239Z Reg canx 17-Dec-2012 as reported sold in Antigua & Barbuda.

• N239Z Leased to SVG Air, Arnos Vale, St Vincent and the Grenadines. Arrived 08-Dec-2012.

Flew Houston-Southwest, TX – Crestview, FL – Orlando-Executive, FL – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos – St. Croix, USVI - St. Vincent-E.T. Joshua 07/09-Dec-2012 on delivery

• J8-GAA Re regd to SVG Air, Arnos Vale, St Vincent and the Grenadines

Note. Also shown as sold to Eastern Caribbean Airways on 17-Dec-2012.

Note: Seen Mar 2013 with SVG Air wearing hybrid Carson scheme

Flew 23-Sep-2014. National Aerotech facility in Hampton, GA - Atlanta-South Regional, GA - Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL.

• J8-GAA Returned to Gravitas Aviation, Vancouver, BC [Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT]

Note Reported as imported into Canada 09-Jul-2018 but not on CCAR as at 01-Dec-2018.

Note: Seen at Calgary-Int’l, AB, Nov-2018.  where it was undergoing a ten month maintenance and repaint at Regent Aircraft Services.

• N239Z. Regent Aircraft Services South Inc., Dickinson, TX. Regd 10-May-2019.

Flew Calgary-Int’l, AB - Minot, ND - South St. Paul, MN - Madison, WI - Burlington, WI - Manassas, VA 28/29-May-2019. The aircraft is for operation by Aurora Flight Sciences.

Current

Latest update

• Revised Format and updated data added 24-Aug-2020 •

CF-YZD at CYZD.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Nl5239 in service with Los Angeles Airways.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
Nl5239 starting up.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1970 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N239Z of COCHISE AIRLINES.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
N239Z of AirNewEngland.
Photo: Gary Vincent © March 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N239Z of WestAir.
Photo: S. Hills © July 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N239Z of NEWAIR at New Haven - KHVN.
Photo: E. Greenman © 12 July 1984 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N239Z at La Guardia - KLGA, New York.
Photo: Michael L. Baker © 24 July 1985 - Michael J. Ody Collection
J8-GAA at Bridgetown, Barbados.
Photo: Gianni Deligny © 07 March 2013
N239Z at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 28 May 2019 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N239Z at Manassas - KMNZ, Virginia.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 28 May 2019 - Erik Johannesson Collection