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Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX  
User currently offlinephilhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6953 times:

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

Thanks,
Phil


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User currently offlineAlasizon From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6934 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into normal operating colors as they were coming up on their 30th anniversary and as such a 25th anniversary would be outdated.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).



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User currently offlinecargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1278 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6611 times:

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

User currently onlineDrewski2112 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6536 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.

User currently offlineASMD11 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6445 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.


User currently offline93Sierra From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5850 times:

Why was she scrapped?

User currently offlinesimpilot459 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5819 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.



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User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5701 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


User currently onlinetwincommander From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5579 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.

User currently offlinephilhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4118 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?



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User currently offlineyeelep From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4067 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]

User currently onlinetwincommander From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3973 times:

Quoting yeelep (Reply 10):

this is correct.


User currently offlineWingtips56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

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



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User currently offlinephilhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3665 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?



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User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day ago) and read 3567 times:

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

Devon



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User currently offlinephilhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 678 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3191 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?



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User currently offlineatct From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2350 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

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

atct



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User currently offlineflyPBA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

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

User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2769 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).


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User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2185 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2646 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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