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Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX  
User currently offlinephilhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 676 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6487 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, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6467 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into normal operating colors as they were coming up on their 30th anniversary and as such a 25th anniversary would be outdated.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, 1251 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6144 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 offlineDrewski2112 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6069 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, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5978 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 exactly 4 years ago today! , 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5383 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 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5352 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 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5234 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 offlinetwincommander From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5112 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, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3651 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, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3600 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 offlinetwincommander From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Quoting yeelep (Reply 10):

this is correct.


User currently onlineWingtips56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3489 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, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3198 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: 16
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3100 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, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2724 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, 2223 posts, RR: 39
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2601 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 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2431 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, 747 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2302 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, 2001 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2179 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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