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MSN 103



103
de Havilland Canada DHC-7



Series as Built:
102 (110)
Current Airframe Status:
Current - Operational
Current (or last carried) Registration:
YV1003
Previous Registrations: (oldest to newest):
C-GFRP
ZK-NEX
G-BNGF
N773BE
N703MG
C-FEDO
File Last Updated:
15-Nov-2015





Reg'n
Operator [Owner]
Activity
Date




C-GFRP
de Havilland Canada Limited, Downsview ON
Rolled Out
23-Jan-1985
ZK-NEX
Newmans Air, Christchurch "Kopoko" [Newmans Airways Ltd. dba]
Delivered
28-Jan-1985
Arrived Christchurch 03-Feb-1985 on delivery


ZK-NEX
Ansett New Zealand, Auckland "Kopoko"  [Bilmans Management Ltd.]
Merged
28-Jan-1987
ZK-NEX
de Havilland Canada Limited, Downsview ON
Returned
30-Jan-1987
Noted at Christchurch 29-Jan-1987 being prepared for painting, in basic Eurocity c/s by 04-Mar-1987


Departed Christchurch 20-Mar-1987 to Auckland & Norfolk Island on delivery to UK


G-BNGF
Eurocity Express, London
Leased
09-Apr-1987
G-BNGF
Loganair, Glasgow
Sub-leased
30-Apr-1987
G-BNGF
Eurocity Express, London
Returned
Oct-1987
G-BNGF
London City Airways, London
New Name
28-Feb-1988
G-BNGF
de Havilland Canada Limited, Downsview ON
Returned
28-Jun-1988
N773BE
de Havilland Canada Limited, Downsview ON [Boeing Equipment Holdings Corp.]
Registered
29-Jul-1988
N773BE
Aviation Enterprises, Alexandria, VA [Avinves Leasing]
Sold
08-May-1989
N703MG
Paradise Island Airlines, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Leased
22-May-1989
N703MG
Paradise Island Airlines, Fort Lauderdale, FL [Aviation Enterprises/Concord Asset Mgmt]
Sold
22-May-1993
N703MG
Aviation Enterprises, Alexandria, VA [Concord Asset Management]
Returned
Jan-1995
N703MG
AGES Group, Boca Raton, FL [Wilmington Trust NA]
Sold
11-Jul-1995
N703MG
Paradise Island Airlines, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Leased
11-Jul-1995
N703MG
AGES Group, Boca Raton, FL [Wilmington Trust, NA]
Returned
14-Oct-1998
N703MG
Farwest Airlines, Chandler, AZ [FWA Investors LLC]
Leased
28-Sep-1999
Withdrawn from use & parked at Chandler, AZ; noted there 10-Jan-2001, 03-Mar-2002, 25-Aug-2002


Noted there 10-Jan-2001, 03-Mar-2002, 25-Aug-2002


N703MG
Farwest Airlines, Chandler, AZ [FWA Investors LLC]
Sold
15-Jul-2003
Remained parked at Chandler, AZ & noted there 22-Apr-2004, 29-Jan-2005


N703MG
Voyageur Airways, North Bay, ON
Sold
Jan-2005
C-FEDO
Voyageur Airways, North Bay, ON
Registered
21-Jul-2005
Registration cancelled 25-Aug-2005 to Venezuela


YV1003
Conviasa, Caracas
Registered
20-Sep-2005
Damaged in partial gear up landing at Porlamar 15-Dec-2005


Temporary repairs completed Jan-2006 & subsequently flown to North Bay, ON


Noted parked at North Bay, ON 07-Apr-2007, again 29-May-2008 & 08-Jun-2008


Flew via Opa-locka, FL 14-Jul-2009 on return to Venezuela


YV1003
Conviasa, Caracas
In service
Jul-2009



G-BNGF Eurocity Express
Prestwick, Scotland 1987
Mark Piacentini Photo



N773BE Paradise Island Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Erik Johannesson Collection

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