Monday, January 22, 2007

Pratt & Whitney Canada adds jet to fleet

In December 2006, Pratt & Whitney Canada has purchased an ex-Wanair Dornier 328JET (Dornier Do328-300, MSN 3129) from Universal Assent Management (UAM) of Memphis, TN. Airstream Intl. Group of the UK helped to arrange the deal.

The aircraft, configured for 35 passengers, will probably act as a corporate shuttle for the Canadian engine maker. The small jet was produced in Germany in 1999 and rolled out wearing test registration D-BDXL. It was delivered to Wanair of Tahiti, French Polynesia as F-OHJM (named "Marutea") on 15.12.1999 but the ownership was registered to SNC Tahiti Invest 1999 on 20.12.1999. The aircraft was subsequently returned to SNC Tahiti Invest 1999 on 29.09.2006. It was then purchased by UAM, re-registered as N129UM and stored at an unknown location (Tahiti-Faa airport?) until it was purchased by PWC.

Below is the interesting delivery route, which began in Papeete, French Polynesia and ended in Plattsburgh, one of Pratt & Whitney bases.

Date Type Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
19-Jan-2007 J328/G Clinton Co (KPLB) St Hubert (CYHU) 13:42 EST 14:08 EST 0:26
06-Dec-2006 J328/Q Bradley Int'l (KBDL) Plattsburgh Int'l (KPBG) 16:59 EST 17:37 EST 0:38
06-Dec-2006 J328/R Monterey Peninsula (KMRY) Bradley Int'l (KBDL) 06:29 PST 15:53 EST 6:24
05-Dec-2006 J328/ Hilo Int'l (PHTO) Monterey Peninsula (KMRY) 09:02 HST 17:29 PST 6:27
03-Dec-2006 J328/R Tahiti Faaa (NTAA) Hilo Int'l (PHTO) 18:40 GMT 17:25 HST 8:45

1 comment:

Bubu said...

This airframe has then been re-registered N328JT then, FAA lists 03/14/2007 as date.