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Series 300

C-GOAX • JA-8796 • N974SW • CC-CHL • N974SW • VQ-TVG • N974SW • DQ-PSE • N974SW • VQ-TJP • N974SW


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

• C-GOAX de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 25-Feb-1974. First flight 28-Feb-1974.

Flew via Reykjavik, Iceland - Bournemouth, UK 16-Mar-1974 on delivery to Japan

• JA-8796 Southwest Airlines, "Bashi,, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan Delivered 25-Mar-1974.

• JA-8796 Leased to Ryukyu Air Commuter, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. 16-Nov-1992.

• JA-8796 Japan Transocean Air, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. 1995.

• N974SW Corporate Air, Manila, Philippines (Molo Leasing, Billings, MT), 21-Nov-1997.

Flew via Port Moresby, PNG - Cairns, QLD 01-Aug-1998, and Honiara, Solomon's 04-Aug-1998 on delivery

• N974SW Leased to Corporate Air, Billings, MT., 1998.

• N974SW Returned to Molo Leasing, Billings, MT., Jul-1999.

• CC-CHL Leased to Star Airlines, Santiago, Chile.  (Varmontt Air dba) 07-Jul-1999.

• N974SW Corporate Air, Billings, MT [MOLO Leasing, Billings, MT], 04-Jan-2001.

• VQ-TVG Leased to Interisland Airways, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Mar-2001.

Accident: Providenciales Intl A/P, Turks & Caicos Islands 27-Nov-2001 Aircraft was badly damaged after running into a ditch. Pilot had reported problems with the nose gear and the braking system. At the time it was not known if it could be repaired or whether it was to be written off. Status unknown between Nov-2001 and Jun-2011.

• VQ-TVG Re named Air Turks & Caicos, Providenciales, "Island Spirit".

• N974SW Air Turks & Caicos, Providenciales, [Deborah C. Aharon Trustee] Deborah C Aharon Trustee, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. Regd 07-Jun-2011. Canx 27-Jun-2011 on export to Fiji

Note: Ferried in late Jun-2011 by Southern Cross Aviation as flight SXA835 to Fiji on an extended route from Providenciales T & C IS via Fort Lauderdale, GA – Decatur, GA – Shrevetown, Los Angeles, CA – Air-Park, Dallas, TX – Brownswood TX – Denning NM. – Lake Havasu, AZ – Camarillo, CA – Honolulu, HI – Christmas Island, Kiribati (7 hours 56 minutes) – Apia, Solomon Islands, 27-Jun-2011 – Nadi, Fiji.

• DQ-PSE Pacific Sun, Nadi, Fiji. Regd 27-Jun-2011

• N974SW TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc Trustee, North Salt Lake, UT Regd 18-Jul-2018.

Airworthiness date 03-Sep-2018

• N974SW Intercaribbean Airways. (Enterprise Lease Finance LLC), St. Louis, MO. Regd 21-Nov-2018. Canx 05-Aug-2019. On export to Turks and Caicos Islands.

• VQ-TJP Re regd to Intercaribbean Airways, Providenciales (Enterprise Lease Finance). Named Jodley, Jean F” 05-Aug-2019.

Flew Providenciales – Nassau – Fort Pierce, FL 03-Dec-2019. Then Fort Pierce, FL – Bermuda on 14-Dec-2019. It then attempted to fly from Bermuda  - Santa Maria on 15-Dec-2019 but  returned to Bermuda where it has remained. See also msn 414. Possibly weather related.

• N974SW Returned to Enterprise Lease Finance LLC. St Louis, MO. Regd 4-Dec-2019.

• N974SW TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc Trustee, North Salt Lake, UT. Temporary Certificate Regd 11-Dec-2019 with an expiry date of 10-Jan-2020.

Note Also quoted as SBI Leasing Services Ltd., Georgetown (BCPE Flying Paradise)

Flew Fort Pierce, FL – Bermuda-Santa Maria – Tunis 16-22-Dec-2019 on delivery to the Maldives.

• 8Q-TAN Trans Meridian Airways, Male, Maldives. (SBI Leasing Services Inc) Regd 01-Jan-2020.

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JA8796 of Ryukyu Air Commuter.
Photo: Y. Kurimoto © 13 July 1997 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
N974SW after import.
Photo: Paul Howard © August 1998
DQ-PSE throwing condesation at Nadi - NFFN, Fiji.
Photo: Paul Howard © 02 December 2016