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

N4977 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 21-Apr-1971. First flight Apr-211971.

N4977 Handed over to Floair Inc., Witchita, KS., at Downsview, as the ferry contractor to Air Caledonie, New Caledonia. Regd 30-Apr-1971. Canx 26-May-1971.

F-OCQF Air Caledonie. Delivered 20-May-1971 Canx 15-Sep-1986.

Note: Seen at San Fransisco on 15-May-1971 and arrived at Noumea on completion of ferry flight from Canada 20-May-1971.

Withdrawn from service at Noumea and prepared for sale in 1986.

P2-RDJ Talair, Goroka, PNG. Regd 01-Aug-1986. Canx 22-Aug-1996.

Note: Withdrawn from use and stored at Mareeba, QLD., Jul 1993.

Note: Talair ceased operations May-1993 and aircraft withdrawn from use. Aircraft departed on ferry flight to Australia for storage and arrived at Mareeba, QLD. 07-Jul-1983 for long term storage pending future sale.

VH-FNV Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD. Regd 26-Aug-1996.

VH-FNV Leased to Hevi-Lift, Mount Hagen, PNG. Regd 09-Sep-1996.

VH-FNV Sub leased to Air Niugini. Regd 09-Sep-1996.

VH-FNV Returned to Hevi-Lift, Mount Hagen, PNG. Regd Dec-1996.

VH-FNV Returned to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD. Regd 09-Dec-1996.

VH-FNV Leased to Cape York Air, Cairns, QLD., on behalf of Hevi-Lift, Mount Hagen, PNG. Regd 15-Mar-1997.

VH-FNV Sub leased to Air Niugini. Regd 15-Mar-1997.

VH-FNV Returned to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD. Regd Jul-1997.

VH-FNV Leased to Cape York Air, Cairns, QLD. Regd 23-Jul-1997.

VH-FNV Leased to Hevi-Lift, Mount Hagen, PNG., 23-Jul-1997.

VH-FNV Sub leased to Air Niugini. Regd 23-Jul-1997.

VH-FNV Returned to Cape York Air, Cairns, QLD. Regd 13-Oct-1997.

VH-FNV Returned to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD. Regd 13-Oct-1997.

VH-FNV Bought by Janlin (Pty) Ltd. Regd 22-Apr-1998.

VH-FNV Leased to Cape York Air, Cairns, QLD. Regd 23-Apr-1998.

VH-FNV Sub leased to Hevi-Lift, Mount Hagen, PNG. Regd 25-Apr-1998.

VH-FNV Returned to Cape York Air, Cairns, QLD. Regd 23-Apr-1999.

VH-FNV Returned to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD. Regd 23-Apr-1999.

VH-FNV Leased to R. R. Moores & Company (Pty) Ltd (Moores Air Charter), Toowoomba QLD. Regd 06-Nov-2000.

VH-FNV Leased to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD., Nov-2000.

VH-FNV Sub leased to Eastland Air. Regd 04-Nov-2000.

VH-FNV Returned to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD., 05 Dec-2000.

VH-FNV Purchased by Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD., Jan-2001.

VH-FNV Leased to Eastland Air Regd Jan-2001.

VH-FNV Tomalpin Holdings Pty., Ltd., Brisbane, QLD. Regd 16-Jul-2002.

VH-FNV Leased to Flight West Airlines as the registered operator.

VH-FNV Sold to Omega Aviation, Mudjimba. QLD. Regd 23-Oct-2002. Canx 09-Dec-2002

PK-WAR Leased to PT Air Regional, Jakarta, Indonesia, as the registered operator.  Regd 09-Dec-2002. Named Spirit of Puncak Jaya”.

Accident Near Mulia, Indonesia, 28-Apr-2003. Crashed during a flight from Wamena to Mulia Airport  One crew and four passengers survived. Aircraft suffered substantial damage

Status unknown

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F-OCQF with aircal.
Photo: K. Sato © November 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-OCQF with revised air caledonie markings.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-OCQF with additional tail logo.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1979 - Michael J. Ody Collection
P2-RDJ in service with Talair.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
P2-RDJ in store at Mareeba - YMBA, Queensland.
Photo: Peter Keating © October 1993 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-FNV at Brisbane - YBBN, Queensland.
Photo: Peter Gates © January 1997 - Erik Johannesson Collection
VH-FNV with HEVILIFT titles in PNG.
Photo: Lance Higgerson © c1977-78 - Aird Archives