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Series 300

4R-UAA • (C-GGOX) • VH-SFJ • VH-USW • VH-HPT 

SY007

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

• 4R-UAA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date Jul-1980. First flight 16-Jul-1980.

• 4R-UAA Delivered to Upali Trading Company , Colombo, Sri Lanka, 21-Aug-1980.

Flew Via Reykjavík, Iceland - Shoreham, UK 17-Sep-1980 on delivery to Sri Lanka.

• (C-GGOX) Proposed purchase by Bannock Aerospace - not taken up, 13-Oct-1983.

Note: Sale not completed due to extensive corrosion discovered during inspection in Colombo.

• VH-SFJ Sold to Skywest Airlines, Perth, WA., 09-Feb-1984. Not taken up 09-Feb-1984.

• VH-USW Skywest Airlines, Perth, WA. Regd 09-Feb-1984.

Note: Employed on the Kununnura / Kimberley diamond mine contract.

Withdrawn from use & stored at Perth, WA from 31-Mar-1996.

• VH-HPT Leased to Hawker Pacific, Yagoona, NSW., 23-Dec-1996.

• VH-HPT Sub leased to Royal Australian Army, 173 Sqn, Oakley, QLD., Dec-1996.

• VH-HPT Returned to Hawker Pacific, (Banque Nationale de Paris), Milperra, NSW., 29-Apr-2005.

• VH-HPT Sold to Commonwealth Bank of Australia, by 2005.

• VH-HPT United Arab Emirates AF. (probably for spares), 23-Aug-2005.

• SY007 Sold to Seychelles People’s Defence Force, Mahe, Seychelles. 23-Mar-2007.

Seen: Sep-2013 at Mahe without port propeller. Parked for two months awaiting replacement

Note: The aircraft is equipped with a Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) sensor underneath the nose section and is used for maritime patrol.

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4R-UAA for UPALI, at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: DHC © August 1980 - Erik Johannesson Collection
VH-USW at Kununurra - YPKU, WA.
Photo: William Gray © 04 March 1983 - via David Carter - Aird Archives
VH-USW of Skywest at Perth - YPPH, WA.
Photo: Robert N. Smith © November 1984 - Erik Johannesson Collection
VH-USW change of colour scheme, at Perth - YPPH, WA.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1991 - Peter Gates Collection - Aird Archives
VH-HPT caught on the fly.
Photo: Bob Wiseman © Date unknown - Lance Higgerson Collection - Aird Archives
SY007 at Pointe la Rue / Seychelles International - FSIA.
Photo: Stephan de Bruijn © 30 September 2013 - Aird Archives