philhyde
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Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:05 pm

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

Thanks,
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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:11 pm

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into normal operating colors as they were coming up on their 30th anniversary and as such a 25th anniversary would be outdated.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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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:30 pm

It hasn't left the fleet, though I don't know if it has been repainted. I've definitely seen it since October.
 
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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:03 pm

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.
 
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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:54 pm

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.
 
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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:27 am

Why was she scrapped?
 
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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:37 am

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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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:06 am

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
 
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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:53 am

424 is currently sitting on the horizon ramp with no markings but stripes. and should be expected to transfer to the FBO ramp tomorrow.
 
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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:18 pm

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.

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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:46 pm

Quoting philhyde (Reply 9):

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

[Edited 2012-12-30 11:51:29]
 
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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:41 pm

Quoting yeelep (Reply 10):

this is correct.
 
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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:50 pm

By the CN number (cn 4039 ), it appears it previously flew for Chang An Airlines (China) as B-3569 .
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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:55 pm

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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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:31 pm

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

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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:39 pm

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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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:43 am

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

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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:32 am

the cabin of N425QX is being repurposed as a cabin trainer for WestJet's regional arm "Encore"
 
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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:30 pm

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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RE: Horizon 25th Anniversary Q400 - N425QX

Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:24 am

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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