1944 Grumman G-21A Goose, c/n B-101, CF-VFU, FIFT. Dockside somewhere up Knight Inlet, B.C., Canada in spring 1969.

[1959 Kodak Retina IIIS (Type 027) rangefinder 35-mm roll film camera, s/n 86125, with Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon 50-mm f/1.9 Synchro Compur lens, s/n 6841319; Kodak Plus-X Pan (ISO 125/22°) 36-exposure black & white negative film]

© Copyright photograph by Uwe Kündrunar Scharnberg, 1969 / Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, March 2011

“The whole history of the Canadian North can be divided into two periods—before and after the aeroplane.”
Hugh L. Keenleyside, Deputy Canadian Minister of Mines and Resources, October 1949

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

1970 Hawker Siddeley HS 748-273 Series 2A, c/n 1694, C-FYDU, Air North, Yukon’s Airline

1970 Hawker Siddeley HS 748-273 Series 2A, c/n 1694, C-FYDU, Air North, Yukon’s Airline and 2005 Airbus A319-115(CJ), c/n 2592, 9H-MCE, Comlux Malta at South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:32 PDT

1970 Hawker Siddeley HS 748-273 Series 2A, c/n 1694, C-FYDU, Air North, Yukon’s Airline (Air North Charter and Training Ltd.), Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, based at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY/CYXY), Whitehorse, Yukon
  • powered by two 2,190-shp Rolls-Royce Dart 7 Mk. 534-2 turboprop engines with variable-pitch four-blade Dowty Rotol propellers
  • crew of three (pilot, co-pilot, passenger attendant), seating configuration Y40, medium-range mid-size regional airliner
  • built by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Limited, London, England at Manchester Woodford Aerodrome (XXB/EGCD), Woodford, Greater Manchester, England
  • first flight on November 4, 1970
  • AMDB-110, Royal Brunei Air Force, Royal Brunei Malay Regiment on January 20, 1971
  • VIP military transport
  • converted to civil configuration by Singapore General Aviation Services Pte Ltd., Singapore
  • VR-UEH, Royal Brunei Airlines (Royal Brunei Airlines Sdn Bhd), Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei on August 26, 1981
  • stored on August 11, 1982
  • re-registered as VS-UEH and returned to service sometime in 1983
  • re-registered as V8-UEH and returned to service on January 1, 1984
  • ZK-MCP, Tutoko, Mount Cook Airline (Mount Cook Group), Christchurch, New Zealand on April 30, 1984
  • leased to Air Pacific (Air Pacific Limited), Nadi International Airport (NAN/NFFN), Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji on December 4, 1985
  • returned to Mount Cook Airline on January 29, 1986
  • Mount Cook Airline owned by Air New Zealand Limited after 1989
  • registration cancelled on February 12, 1996
  • stored at Christchurch, New Zealand, later at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in June 1996
  • imported in 1996
  • registered to Air North, Yukon’s Airline on August 29, 1996
  • active

2005 Airbus A319-115(CJ), c/n 2592, 9H-MCE, Comlux Malta (Comlux Malta Ltd./Comlux—The Aviation Group), Malta
  • powered by two 27,000-lbs thrust CFM International CFM56-5B7/3 high-bypass turbofan engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), VIP configuration, long-range narrow-body corporate jet
  • removable extra fuel tanks in cargo compartment, corporate cabin interior, and wingtip fences
  • built by Airbus Industrie, Toulouse-Blagnac, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France at Flugplatz Hamburg-Finkenwerder (XFW/EDHI), Finkenwerder, Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg, Deutschland for final assembly
  • first flight on November 10, 2005, test registration D-AVXK
  • re-registered as D-AIMM on November 22, 2005
  • ferried for cabin outfitting from Flugplatz Hamburg-Finkenwerder (XFW/EDHI) to Dallas Love Field (DAL/KDAL), Dallas, Texas, USA on December 1, 2005
  • HB-IPO, Comlux Aviation (Comlux—The Aviation Group), Zürich, Schweiz on June 21, 2006
  • leased as UN-A1901 to Government of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan on January 15, 2007
  • operated by Berkut Air (State Air Company Berkut), Astana, Kazakhstan
  • returned as HB-IPO to Comlux Aviation on June 10, 2008
  • leased from Air Luther AG, Hergiswil, Nidwalden, Schweiz on June 18, 2008
  • transferred as 9H-AFK to Comlux Malta on September 12, 2008
  • leased from Air Luther AG
  • re-registered as 9H-MCE in July 2012
  • active

[Nikon Coolpix L20 point-and-shoot 10 MP digital camera, Nikkor 38–136-mm f/3.1–6.7 lens]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, August 2012

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