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Series 300

C-GFBU • VH-KZP

2266

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

• C-GFBU de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 10-May-1981. First flight 10-May-1981

• C-GFBU Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Air Service, Newcastle, NSW. Delivered 03-Jun-1981

Flew via Reykjavík, Iceland - Shannon, Ireland 04-Jun-1981, and arrived Newcastle-Belmont, NSW 19-Jun-1981

• VH-KZP Delivered to Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Air Service, Belmont Airport, Newcastle, NSW., 29-May-1981. Operated for Ansett and became a subsidiary. Regd 25-Jun-1981.

Note: Accepted by Aeropelican - May 29, 1981 Arrived Belmont, N.S.W. at conclusion of delivery flight, June 19, 1981 Regd June 25, 1981.

Note: Aircraft was grounded at Belmont when Ansett suspended all operations - September 13, 2001 All Ansett operations were suspended due to bankruptcy Returned to Service under administration Belmont-Sydney as AN5644 - September 27, 2001.

• VH-KZP Leased to Macair Airlines Pty., Ltd., Townsville, QLD., 22-Feb-2002.

Note: Leased to Macair to cover maintenance on their aircraft Was operated by Macair in basic Ansett livery with Macair sticker on forward fuselage.

Note: Aeropelican Air Services sold to IAP Group Australia Pty Ltd - March 7, 2002.  Returned to administrators at end of Macair lease - May 2002.

• VH-KZP Returned to Aeropelican, Belmont Airport, Newcastle, NSW., May-2002. Canx 21-Mar-2003.

Sold to Abu Dhabi Aviation - left for UAE 10-Mar-2003.

Note: Believed used for spares by Abu Dhabi Defence Department as noted being reduced to spares at Dubai in 2004,

• 2266 Transferred to United Arab Emirates Air Force. Stored with the UAE Army's Special Operations Command's 18 Group, at Sas al Nakhil. 14-Nov-2005.

Note: Aug-2017 Undergoing rebuild with new set of wings and engines recently fitted.

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C-GFBU takes a break in Shannon - EINN, Ireland.
Photo: Malcolm Nason © 04 June 1981 - Aird Archives
VH-KZP of AEROPELICAN.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1982 - Erik Johannesson Collection
VH-KZP on display at Williamtown - YWLM, NSW.
Photo: Alan Flett © August 1985
VH-KZP ready for service.
Photo: Bob Wiseman © September 1985 - Lance Higgerson Collection - Aird Archives
VH-KZP at Newcastle - BEO, New South Wales.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
VH-KZP in later livery, at Sydney - YSSY, NSW.
Photo: Rob Tracz © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-KZP in another Sydney scene.
Photo: Bob Wiseman © October 1997 - Lance Higgerson Collection
2266 at Abu Dhabi.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 24 August 2017