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Topic: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: philhyde
Posted 2012-12-29 10:05:14 and read 6777 times.

N425QX left the QX fleet somewhere in late October (last known photos at PDX). Does anyone know where this ship went?

Thanks,
Phil

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: Alasizon
Posted 2012-12-29 10:11:52 and read 6758 times.

QX stated multiple times that this ship would be repainted into normal operating colors as they were coming up on their 30th anniversary and as such a 25th anniversary would be outdated.

Although I do not know if we will see a 30th anniversary plane as the majority of those statements were made before the changes to the AS/QX operations (the change from at-risk to a CPA).

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: cargolex
Posted 2012-12-29 14:30:44 and read 6435 times.

It hasn't left the fleet, though I don't know if it has been repainted. I've definitely seen it since October.

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: Drewski2112
Posted 2012-12-29 15:03:49 and read 6360 times.

425QX left the fleet in mid October and its registration was cancelled in November. Apparently it was sold back to Bombardier and its future isn't looking too bright.

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: ASMD11
Posted 2012-12-29 15:54:38 and read 6269 times.

Quoting Drewski2112 (Reply 3):
425QX left the fleet in mid October and its registration was cancelled in November. Apparently it was sold back to Bombardier and its future isn't looking too bright.


It has already been scrapped. There was a photo posted of it cut up on the internal websites shortly after its return. As much as this specific aircraft was disliked, it's kind of sad too.

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: 93Sierra
Posted 2012-12-29 23:27:51 and read 5674 times.

Why was she scrapped?

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: simpilot459
Posted 2012-12-29 23:37:57 and read 5643 times.

Quoting 93Sierra (Reply 5):
Why was she scrapped?

The in the short time I worked for them, I know she had a reputation for being more mx intensive than the rest, and I think she was one of the oldest birds in the fleet having come second hand from an Asian carrier along with N424QX. Maybe someone more familiar with the plane can corroborate that?

I had also heard she'd been scrapped. Always sad to hear, but so goes life.

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: SuperDash
Posted 2012-12-30 00:06:11 and read 5525 times.

424 was actually the older plane. Would have actually carried the tail number of 399QX if Horizon had kept them in manufacturing sequence. 425 would have fallen between 403 and 404 age wise. The airplanes were purchased from Hainan back in late 2005. 425 I believe will become Encore's flight attendant trainer. Even so, those planes are only 12 years old. Pretty young to be scrapped.

Horizon did purchase 2 new Q400s this year to replace them and their fleet remains at 48 airplanes

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: twincommander
Posted 2012-12-30 00:53:51 and read 5403 times.

424 is currently sitting on the horizon ramp with no markings but stripes. and should be expected to transfer to the FBO ramp tomorrow.

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: philhyde
Posted 2012-12-30 11:18:41 and read 3942 times.

Wow, scrapped! Thanks for the info. Sure would like to see the pics.

Quoting twincommander (Reply 8):
424 is currently sitting on the horizon ramp with no markings but stripes. and should be expected to transfer to the FBO ramp tomorrow.

In Seattle?

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: yeelep
Posted 2012-12-30 11:46:55 and read 3891 times.

Quoting philhyde (Reply 9):

My guess is Portland PDX, its where they have their primary maintenance facility.

[Edited 2012-12-30 11:51:29]

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: twincommander
Posted 2012-12-30 13:41:42 and read 3797 times.

Quoting yeelep (Reply 10):

this is correct.

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: Wingtips56
Posted 2012-12-30 13:50:08 and read 3780 times.

By the CN number (cn 4039 ), it appears it previously flew for Chang An Airlines (China) as B-3569 .

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: philhyde
Posted 2012-12-31 09:55:43 and read 3489 times.

Quoting yeelep (Reply 10):
My guess is Portland PDX, its where they have their primary maintenance facility.

Thanks! Finally caught up with it on the FBO ramp yesterday. Is it going to a new owner, or getting scrapped?

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: HorizonGirl
Posted 2012-12-31 12:31:13 and read 3391 times.

Absolutely heartbroken I am! So sad to see one of my all time favourite aircraft meet such an early end.

Devon

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: philhyde
Posted 2013-01-06 12:39:41 and read 3015 times.

Quoting twincommander (Reply 8):
424 is currently sitting on the horizon ramp with no markings but stripes. and should be expected to transfer to the FBO ramp tomorrow.

Saw it on the FBO ramp for a few days. Where did it go after that?

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: atct
Posted 2013-01-06 16:43:37 and read 2892 times.

Sad to see a newer aircraft, especially a Q, head to the scrapman.

atct

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: flyPBA
Posted 2013-01-06 22:32:35 and read 2722 times.

the cabin of N425QX is being repurposed as a cabin trainer for WestJet's regional arm "Encore"

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: Cessna172RG
Posted 2013-01-07 06:30:26 and read 2593 times.

I worked at QX when it was announced that these planes would be coming in from China, and they made a really big deal about it and their 25th anniversary. If memory serves me correctly, they were configured differently from the other Q4s. Not surprised that they got rid of her, though, Q4s are bad enough on MTX, and they probably figured that it would have been cheaper to dump these and buy two new ones instead. I don't know how many times I'd see the MTX van parked on the Horizon ramp next to a Q4 when the 200s were doing just fine (I miss those "baby dash" birds).

Topic: RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX
Username: chrisair
Posted 2013-01-07 16:24:09 and read 2470 times.

Quoting Cessna172RG (Reply 18):
If memory serves me correctly, they were configured differently from the other Q4s.

I think they had the same seats as the other ones--the only difference were the window shades (which, at the time it was delivered were quite the novelty).

Quoting Cessna172RG (Reply 18):
I miss those "baby dash" birds

So do I! Two (full!) beverage runs on the PDX-SEA shuttle instead of the water/juice/beer runs now.


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