The October edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" takes us back to July 2004, and my first digital camera, a Canon A300 PowerShot. This month, we feature Continental Connection's ATR42-320, N11835 (msn 194), when it made a stop at HNL, on its way to join the Cape Air [9K/KAP] (Continental Connection) fleet.
N11835 was originally delivered to Bar Harbor Airlines in June 1990 wearing Continental Express colors. It was then transferred to ExpressJet Airlines in July 2001. Staying the COA network, the aircraft was sold to Turbo ease LLC, then leased to COA's Guam-based subsidiary, Cape Air, in July 2004. It was then leased to Trans Maldivian Airways as 8Q-ATM in April 2007. The ATR42 was then sold in July 2010 to Flight Line Services (Australia) as VH-FLE. This past April, it was acquired by Hevilift (Papua/New Guinea), and registered as P2-KSR.