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Ferry flights

Whereas delivery flights are usually aircraft being flown to new owners, aircraft on ferry flights remain the property of their owners.

        
 
AIRCRAFT OPERATOR REG. NOTES HISTORY
Aero Commander 500 Photographic Surveys Inc. CF-FWP Night time arrival departure on 23.01.76 from Santa Maria to Cairo, returning for a night stop between 17/18.04.76 going to Nice. Seen again flying to Cairo between 02/03.10.76.

Giving the operator, and the aircraft being equipped with a Magnetic anomaly detector in the tail, these would have been ferry flights on its way to the assigned country.
c/n 1138-78.
A.320-214 Berniq Airways 5A-BRA Landed for a technical stop on 21.08.23, departing for Kuanas, Lithuania afterwards. c/n 4865, pi A9C-AN.
A.320-214 Air Malta 9H-AEP Flow to Amman for maintenance on 15.01.23 as AMC9004, returning on 06 June as AMC999. c/n 3056.
A.320-233 GetJet A/Ls 9H-EMU Aircraft arrived on 08.08.22 on lease to Air Malta, departing on 13.10.22, being ferried for a new lease with Surinam A/Ws as SLM3001. c/n 2118
A.320-233   LZ-MDI Aircraft, still carrying "Operated by Fly2Sky" titles on the forward fuselage, made a technical stop on 15.12.21. The Airbus was being flown to Mauritania A/Ls for the start of a wet-lease. (Information courtesy John Visanich.)  
A.320-214 ALAFCO M-ABNR Night time arrival from Istanbul on 18.02.22. c/n 4357. Previously F-WWDH, HZ-AS18 (N265NV) 9K-ALG. Aircraft towed to Aviation Cosmetics.
A.320-232 Dan Air YR-DSE Arrived From Craiova, Romania on 21.01.24 for a re-fuelling stop, departing for Abidjan, Ivory Coast. c/n 2479.
A.321-211PTF Laudamotion/Air Berlin D-AEUA Arrived for a fuel stop on 28.12.21 on its way to Muscat, Oman. c/n 1988. In Air Berlin colours when it was enroute from Hamburg to Singapore for conversion to freighter.
A.321-211 Eurowings D-AEUI Aircraft, still in Air Berlin colours, made a refuelling stop on 28.10.22, being ferried to Singapore for conversion to a freighter. c/n 5126.
Air Tractor AT-502B Air Tractor Inc. N152LA Night stop between 02/03.06.22. c/n 502B-3179.
Air Tractor AT-504   N551TD Night stop between 04-05.01.22. c/n 504-4039.
Air Tractor AT-502A   N724CE Night stop between 25/26.02.22 being ferried to New Zealand. Aircraft was in overall yellow with green trim. c/n 502A-3287.
Air Tractor AT-502B   N2358P Night stop between 05-06.04.22.  
Air tractor AT-802 Jordanian AF RJ2552 Aircraft for a night stop between 01/02.10.22, on its journey to Statesville Regional Airport, North Carolina for upgrades. The aircraft carried serial 2552 on the fin, with a previous serial, 1582, barely visible underneath. Returned on 27.03.23, departing at around 02:25 of the 28th. c/n 802-4004. Aircraft was initially delivered to the UAE AF as N6009X, later having serial 2282 applied.
Air Tractor AT-802T   CC-ATL Night-stop between 03-04.08.21. Seen again on their return journey to Chile between 21-23.11.21. c/n 802-0817.
Air Tractor AT-802T   CC-DEQ Night-stop between 03-04.08.21. Seen again on their return journey to Chile between 21-23.11.21. c/n 802-0861.
Air Tractor AT-802 Helicopteros del Pacifico Argentina LV-JUQ Night stop between 24/25.10.23, having arrived from Larnaca. c/n 802-0856.
Air Tractor AT-802A Fire Boss Air Tractor N707XF Arrived from Madrid for a night stop between 04/05.09.21, departing for, Hurghada, Egypt. Aircraft was equipped with floats. (Information courtesy John Visanich.)

Aircraft was in a two-seat configuration, overall red with white trim. Floats were white, with red trim.
c/n 802-0812.
Air Tractor AT-802   N1008G Night stop between 20/21.09.22. c/n 802-0974.
Air Tractor AT-502B   N4016T Night stop between 07/08.10.22, departing for Egypt. c/n 502B-3313.
Air Tractor AT-802A Air Tractor Inc. N4502X Arrived on 13.12.21, probably a night-stop. c/n 802A-0913
Air Tractor AT-802   N6009X Arrived from Heraklion on 10.03.22. Departure delayed until the 14th due to bad weather at Jersey. Also carried RJ2551 on the fin. c/n 802-4008.
Air Tractor AT-802A Air Tractor Inc. N23577 Night stop between 02/03.06.22. c/n 802A-0958.
Air Tractor AT-802 Pay’s Air Service VH-FNA On a ferry flight from Texas to Australia. Equipped with floats, making a night stop between 26/27.11.19. Was finished in overall yellow with blue trim.

See video showing the aircraft landing at Manises Valencia Airport, Spain the previous day, the 25th, below.
c/n 562.
Air Tractor AT-802   VH-LIC/356 Noted on 24.06.06. c/n 802-0001. (Information courtesy of John Visanich, from his Malta Airport Movements Facebook page.)
Air Tractor AT-802 Aerotech VH-ODH/1 Arrived for a night stop between 15/16.06.23 from Egypt. Two-seater version. Seen again three months later between 20/21 September, going back to Egypt. This, and the following three aircraft were previously listed under the delivery section. c/n 802-0114.
Air Tractor AT-802A Aerotech VH-OUM/2 Arrived for a night stop between 15/16.06.23 from Egypt. Seen again three months later between 20/21 September, going back to Egypt. c/n 802A-0764.
Air Tractor AT-802A Aerotech VH-OUN/3 Arrived for a night stop between 15/16.06.23 from Egypt. Seen again three months later between 20/21 September, going back to Egypt. c/n 802A-0765.
Air Tractor AT-802A Aerotech Northern Territory VH-ZBI/882 Arrived for a night stop between 15/16.06.23 from Egypt. Seen again three months later between 20/21 September, going back to Egypt. c/n 451.
ATR-72-600 Amelia International F-HGNU Arrived and departed after re-fuelling stop on 04.06.22 as AIA900F from Saint Brieuc enroute to Cairo. Aircraft is currently operating in French Polynesia. c/n 1288. (Information courtesy of John Visanich.)
ATR 72-600 Alpha Star Aviation Services HZ-A24 Night time visit on 20.10.23 departing after refuelling. Aircraft had arrived from Toulouse where it had been in storage since 18.03.22,. c/n 1541.
        
 

        
 
AIRCRAFT OPERATOR REG. NOTES HISTORY
Ayres S2R Turbo Thrush Agricair Z-LEF Two-seat version.
These seven aircraft were on their way from Zimbabwe to Morocco for crop-spraying purposes, night-stopping between 10/11.12.88. Five of them would again be seen the following year, but destination, from/to, unknown.

Another night-stop between 08/09.04.89.
 
Ayres S2R Turbo Thrush Agricair Z-LGI Night-stop between 10/11.12.88.  
Ayres S2R Turbo Thrush Agricair Z-LGX Two-seat version. Night-stop between 10/11.12.88 and 08/09/89.  
Ayres S2R Turbo Thrush Agricair Z-LZE Night-stop between 10/11.12.88.  
Ayres S2R Turbo Thrush Agricair Z-WKE Night-stop between 10/11.12.88 and 08/09.04.89.  
Ayres S2R Turbo Thrush Agricair Z-WKG Night-stop between 10/11.12.88 and 08/09.04.89.  
Ayres S2R Turbo Thrush Agricair Z-WKH Arrived on 10.12.88, but technical problems delayed departure until the 18th.

Another night stop between 08/09.04.89.
 
        
 
AIRCRAFT OPERATOR REG. NOTES HISTORY
Avro RJ70 Bahrain Defence Force A9C-BRF c/s BAH7. Landed on 27.08.21 for a technical stop. The aircraft was being flown to Bahrain after maintenance work at Norwich, UK. (Information courtesy John Visanich.) c/n 1267. Test registration G6-267. This was one of four aircraft originally purchased by Air Malta as 9H-ACP. Sold/leased to Azzurra Air (EI-CPL), Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight (A6-LIW), Formula 1 (M-STRY).
BAC 1-11-410AK National Aircraft Leasing N5024 Seen at Luqa airport on 24.09.78. c/n 64.
BAC 1-11-410AK National Aircraft Leasing N5029 Re-fuelling stop on 13.05.75 from the UK to Nairobi. c/n 69.
BAC 1-11-410AK Commonwealth Oil Refining N5036 Arrived for a re-fuelling stop on 30.06.74, between 18:31-20:10, from Tehran to Paris. c/n 78.
BAe Hawk Mk.65A x8 Royal Saudi Air Force 8805, 8806, 8816, 8817, 8818, 8819, 8820, 8821 Technical stop at Luqa on their way back home from the Enfidha airshow (Tunisia) on 19.10.22.
Beech 18   N663TB in Malta between 09-10.08.09. No further details available. c/n BA-663. www.aircraft-data.com gives the reg as current.
Beech D18S Libyan American Oil Co. N1827D Arrived from Benina, Libya on 29.07.62 14:20 departing afterwards for Rome. Flight number given as Ferry 1. c/n A-827. Later re-registered as N486F, and seen at MIACO at Hal-Far.
Beech D18   N5967C Ex Air Libya (probably leased), delivery to the USA. At Luqa on 24.09.70, departure date? c/n A-842. Registration with the Bailey Leasing Corp. cancelled on 22.02.71.
Beech AT-11   N69574 Night stop between 30-31.08.56, landing at 20:30, departing at 11:05. Arrived via Keflavik & Blackbushe, for Juba, Sudan. c/n 3239. Operator not listed in Custom records, but http://www.warbirdsdirectory.goodall.com.au/beech18-production/beech18-part-1.pdf gives it as Aero Survey Corp, outfitted for magnetometer mineral aerial survey work. Also registered as ZS-CFN to African Surveys Ply Ltd. in 1957.
Beech 350   N4466A Same day arrival/departure on 18.06.19. Aircraft was on a ferry flight.  
B.737-2P6 Polaris holding Co. LV-WFX Aircraft on lease to Mandala A/Ls, noted at Luqa on 19.01.00 on its ferry flight. c/n 21357.
B.737-2S3 GECAS LV-WJS Leased to Mandala A/Ls, seen at Luqa on its ferry flight in late May 2000. c/n 22278.
B.737-808 Royal Flight VQ-BRF Being ferried for freight conversion in China. Departed after a refuelling stop on 06.07.23. c/n 34970. Previously N1787B, D-ABBY, 2-ABBY.
B. 757-23N Icelandair TF-FIC Arrived from Nairobi as ICE1412 on 28.10.22 for a refuelling stop, departing for Shannon, continuing for Boston. Aircraft carried Abercrombie & Kent titles. c/n 30735.
B.767-304ER Bank of Utah N291CR Arrived on 14.01.23 after a period of storage a St. Athan, UK. Departed for Tel Aviv after a re-fuelling stop, to be converted to freighter standard. c/n 29137. pi G-OBYG with both Britannia A/Ws and Thompson A/Ws (a number of leases to Garuda Indonesia in between). Also leased to TUIfly as D-ATYG, reverting to G-OBYG after end of lease.
Boeing-Vertol 234 Columbia Helicopters N237CH Noted at Malta Freeport on 19.06.22, being shipped from Adelaide, Australia to Columbia. Helos were on a fire fighting detachment. c/n MJ-003.
Boeing-Vertol 234 Columbia Helicopters N238CH Noted at Malta Freeport on 19.06.22, being shipped from Adelaide, Australia to Columbia. Helos were on a firefighting detachment. c/n MJ-005.
CASA CN.235-100 Royal Oman Police A4O-CU Arrived for a night stop on15.02.20 for maintenance at Seville, Spain. Returned on 10.06.20, departing the following day.  
Casa C235M-100 Oman Police A40-CV Noted at Park 4 on 22.08.17 in transit to Seville for an upgrade programme. c/n S-063
Casa C295W Royal Thai Army 16150 Arrived from Hurghada, Egypt on 08.10.21, probably on its way back to Airbus for maintenance. (Information courtesy John Visanich.) Again seen on the return flight on a night stop on 04/05.10.22. Originally delivered to Thailand between 26/27.07.16. c/n S-150.
Cessna U206G   N30MS Night stop between 11-12.05.14 via La Paz, Santa Maria island, and Morocco. c/n U206-03573.
Cessna 208 Air Excel 5H-FIA Night-stop between 02-03.03.20. Originally seen in September 2011 as N9005N.
Ce. 208B Grand Caravan Dalsan Air N124DA Being ferried back to the US on 07.03.23. c/n 208B0693.
DC-4-1049 South African Airways Historic Flight ZS-AUB Aircraft seen in Malta between 25-27.05.00. Believed heading to Switzerland, but not seen on its return journey. c/n 42984.
DC-8-43 International Air Leases N8434B Departed Luqa on 15.12.78 on a ferry flight to Shannon after a lease to Libyan Arab Airlines. Routed to Miami on the 18th.

(Information courtesy of John Visanich, from his Malta Airport Movements Facebook page.)
c/n 45609. Previously CF-TJG with TCA Trans-Canada Air Lines then Air Canada, N70051, then rr N75001 to International Air Lease, b/u 1980.
DH Flamingo B.O.A.C. G-AGBY Delivered via Gibraltar and Malta for operations in Egypt, circa 1941/42. One of at least eight such aircraft, including G-AFYE & K.  
DHC-4A Flightworks N238PT Landed on 18.08.17, returning from a short-term lease in Africa. c/n 238. Aircraft was originally delivered to the Kenya AF via Malta on 08.12.65. It was then flown to Malta again on 28.06.87 as 5Y-BEV, for overhauls by the NCA company. Re-registered N96NC, it was configured as an aerial spray dispersant demonstrator, and again re-registered as 5B-CIN between 11/93 – 04/94, before reverting to N96NC. Converted to turbines and re-registered N238PT. (Aircraft information courtesy of John Visanich, from his Malta Airport Movements Facebook page.)
DHC-6-300 Tunisavia TS-LSF Arrived on 08.09.23, departing on the 10th, being delayed for unknown reasons for 24 hours. Aircraft was being ferried on dry lease to Trans Maldivian Airways, and is expected to be modified with floats for water operations. Also expected to be re-registered to 8Q for the duration of the lease. c/n 575
DHC-8-300 Piedmont A/Ls N331EN Early morning arrival, departing for Egypt after a couple of hours. c/n 279.
DHC-8-202 LADS Australia VH-LCL Night stop between 30th March - 1st April 2006. c/n 492. P.i. C-GEOA, r.r. N492BA.
Dornier Do.28 Sudan Airways ST-ACO Noted at Luqa on 31.07.68. This aircraft was originally delivered in 1964, so perhaps this was a ferry flight to Germany for maintenance?

(Information courtesy of Godfrey Mangion, from his Aviation MT Facebook page.)
c/n 3052, pi D-IBON with Dornier.
        
 
AIRCRAFT OPERATOR REG. NOTES HISTORY
Edgar Percival EP.9 Prospector Bahamas Helicopters (UK) G-APCS Landed on 11.08.57 at 15:10. No departure details available. Arrived via Croydon, Geneva & Rome for light freight and communications work in Libya. c/n 24. G-43-3. First flight during 12.56. Crashed in Gibraltar Harbour on 24.08.62.
Edgar Percival EP.9 Prospector Bahamas Helicopters (UK) G-APCT Landed on 11.08.57 at 14:50. No departure details available. Arrived via Croydon, Geneva & Rome for light freight and communications work in Libya. c/n 25. G-43-4. First flight on 11.07.57. Re-registered EC-ASO during 04.62. Derelict at Cuatro Vientos, Madrid between 1978-83, the remains being removed by 1989.
Eurocopter EC225LP S/Puma ARC Aviation VH-HGM Arrived by sea from Australia on 07.08.23, transported by road to Safi on the 9th. To be reassembled then delivered to Greece. Christened “Winifred”. Also carried code HT-477. Transported by road from Safi on 28th September.
F.27-400M 5A-DJN Arrived from Libya on 13.12.86. Spent several weeks at Luqa, being re-registered HB-AAP. (See Deliveries page.) c/n 10469.
Fairchild F.27 Saudi N747L Being delivered to Saudi Arabia, on lease to Saudi from Hughes Airwest. Landed at Luqa on 18.04.77 for a night stop. c/n 38. Aircraft was destroyed beyond repair on 03.03.78, when its undercarriage collapsed when stationary. No injuries.
Fairchild F.27A Saudi N746L Being delivered to Saudi Arabia, on lease to Saudi from Hughes Airwest. Noted at Luqa on 06.01.77, probably its arrival date for a night stop. c/n 37.
Fairchild F.27J Saudi N749L Being delivered to Saudi Arabia, on lease to Saudi from Hughes Airwest. Landed at Luqa on 04.05.78 for a night stop. c/n 63.
Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III Serendib Express 4R-SEN Arrived from Luxor in the evening of 20.01.04, departing on the 22nd, departing for Portugal, Azores, Santa Maria, eventually Florida. c/n AC-485. Re-registered N840MA.
Fairchild SA-227AC Metro III Serendib Express N26877 Being ferried back to the US. Arrived from Cyprus/Larnaca, on 15.12.04. Departure date unknown, probably the following day. c/n AC-652, rr 4R-SEK for duration of lease.
Fokker 50 Tanzanian Govt. 5H-TGF Night stop between 06/07.07.21. Being flown Woensdrecht for maintenance, but did not use Malta on their return flight. c/n 20231, pi PH-JXG.
Gr. Ag-Cat Dutch Air Sprayers D-FACU Arrived on 23.02.70, in company with N8285. c/n 288 Both of these aircraft appeared to be on lease from Agrarflug. DBR on 22.08.75, no fatalities. Departure dates unknown.

(Registrations for these two Ag-Cats courtesy of John Visanich.)
Gr. Ag-Cat Dutch Air Sprayers N8285 Arrived on 23.02.70, in company with D-FACU. c/n 287. Aircraft re-registered D-FADA and PH-ZLD. Substantially damage on 13.09.77, and struck of the Dutch register. No fatalities.
HP Herald Srs. 401 British Air Ferries G-BEYE Leased to AGOCO. Departed Southend airport on 20.02.82, routing via Paris/Orly, Nice and Malta. Unknown is whether the aircraft night stopped along the route, or possible at Luqa airport. c/n 172.
Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules Royal Saudi Air Force 1631 Support aircraft for the Saudi Hawks aerobatic team which made a technical stop at Luqa on their way back home from the Enfidha airshow (Tunisia) on 19.10.22.
L. P-38 Mark Hurdy Aerosurveys Inc. N21764 Arrived on 17.06.58 with N62350, ultimate destination Coletta Ca., USA. History: (courtesy of www.warbirdregistery.org) P-38L-5-LO Lightning F-5G Delivered to USAAF as 44-53078, 19??. c/n 422-8333 Anthony W. LeVier, Burbank, CA, January 30, 1946-1948. - Purchased from War Assets Administration, Kingman, AZ, January 23, 1946. - Registered as NX21764. - Flew as race #3/Fox of the Skyways. - Placed 2nd in Thompson Trophy Race at the National Air Races, Cleveland, OH, 1946. Butler Co, Chicago, IL, March 16, 1948-1950. - Registered as NL21764. Joseph J. Bulger, Chicago, IL, April 14, 1950-1951. - Registered as N21764. Ford E. Slagle, Chicago, IL, February 5, 1951. K.C. Benbow, Greensboro, NC, October 7, 1951-1953. Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys, Minneapolis, MN, March 12, 1953-1958. - Used in survey operations in Europe and Ethiopia, October 1957-June 1958. Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys, Minneapolis, MN, March 1958-1965. - Registered as N504MH. J. Byron Roche, St. Cloud, MN, May 24, 1965. - Crashed after fuel ran out, burned on impact, near Los Olivos, CA, August 4, 1965. -- Roche bailed out but was suffered fatal injuries. Dave Horn, Santa Maria, CA, 1990. - Wreckage salvaged and trucked to Santa Maria, CA. - Later trucked to Chino by Fighter Rebuilders Inc, 1990. - To be used as patterns for parts of rebuild of N3145X, circa 1990.
L. P-38 Mark Hurdy Aerosurveys Inc. N62350 Arrived on 17.06.58 with N21764, destination Coletta Ca., USA. History: (courtesy of www.warbirdregistery.org) Kargl Aerial Surveys, Midland, TX, Mar. 22, 1946-1947.- Registered as NL62350.- Acquired from War Assets Administration, Kingman, AZ for $1250. Aero Exploration Co., Tulsa, OK., Dec. 1947-1952. Mark Hurd Aerial Mapping Co., Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 1952-1967.- Registered as N62350. - Registered as N505MH, Mar. 1958-1967.- Stored Santa Barbara, CA., 1963-1967. Harrah's Automobile Collection, Reno, NV., Jan. 4, 1967-1982. - Displayed as 453186. Frank Taylor, Reno, NV, circa 1982. John D. Pearl/Rudulphs Flying Circus, Chino, CA., June 11, 1982-1985. David C. Tallichet/Military Aircraft Restoration Corp., Chino, CA., Jan. 10, 1985-1987.- Rebuilt Reno, NV, later Casper, WY & Chino, CA. Doug Arnold/Warbirds of GB, Ltd., Biggin Hill, UK., Oct. 1987-1990.- Registration G-MURU reserved but not taken up.- Delivered May 16, 1989.- Flown as Miss Behavin. Evergreen Ventures Inc, McMinnville, OR., Feb. 8, 1990-1992. - Delivered to Marana, AZ July 9, 1990. Evergreen Heritage Collection, Marana, AZ/Evergreen Vintage A/C, McMinnville, OR., June 1990-1997. - Registration reserved N38EV. Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, OR, 1997-2006. - restored to airworthy at Marana, AZ & Ft. Collins, CO, 1990-1997. - Registered as N505MH. - Marked as 453186/83.
Mi-8MT SKOL RA-22440 Helicopter arrived on the 9th at the end of a lease to the United Nations. Departure on this day delayed by technical problems. Left on the 11th.  
Mi-8 UN Humanitarian Air Services RA-25489 Re-fuelling stop on 11.01.22.  
Mi-8   UR-HZL Arrived from Djerba on 28.07.23 departing after a re-fuelling stop for Slovakia for the fitting of fire-fighting equipment. Then onto Greece for firefighting duties.  
NAMC YS-11-621 Reeve Aleutians N169RV Arrived on 18.02.80 from Gabon on ferry to the US. Underwent maintenance at the former MIACO company prior to continuing on its journey. c/n 2169. ff 26.01.73; TR-LPN Trans Gabon - ntu; TR-KIB Gabonese Air Force del 14.02.73; N169RV Reeve Aleutian Airways bt 01.80; 9Y-THO Air Caribbean bt 21.02.95. WFU.
Quest Kodiak 100   N285DK Arrived on 28.02.22, departing for Heraklion on 01.03.22. c/n 100-0285.
Short S.25 Sunderland Mk. V 203sqd, RAF PP112 Aircraft was being flown from Pembroke Docks, in Wales, to the RAF’s Far East Command. Arrived on 16.07.56, departing for Fanara, Egypt the following day.  
Short SC.7 Skyvan   G-AWSG Noted at Luqa on 09.11.68. (Date supplied by John Visanich.) c/n SH1851.
Tecnam P2012 Traveller Southern Airways Express N503SA Night stop between 27-28.11.22. c/n 041/US.
        
 
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