SOLOMON ISLANDS AIRCRAFT REGISTER

Compiled by David Wise

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Solomon Islands were part of the British Pacific Islands with aircraft using the VP-Pxx registration block.

Following independence, all current VP-Pxx aircraft were reregistered in Solomon Islands as H4-xxx from July 1978, with some moving to the Vanuatu (ex New Hebrides) YJ- register when it was set up in March 1981.

Information collated from a trawl through a set of Air Britain News and recent reports via the internet; also additions from a cross-check with Joe Barr Jan 2013.

This register is posted as "work in progress". Any corrections or extra information would be welcome. Please e-mail dave.wise@btinternet.com.


H4-AAA to ZZZ

Reg Issue Reg
date
Type Const
Number
History
H4-AAA     ?    
H4-AAB 1 7/78 Be 95-C55 Baron TE-44 ex VP-PAK/(VP-PAJ)/VH-MKA/N241W (op Solomon Islands Airways) (dgd Solomon Is 9/76) cx ?/78
H4-AAC 1 7/78 BN2A Islander 613 ex VP-PAM/G-AYAX (op Solomon Islands Airlines) ditched 10/78 Bellona Island cx
H4-AAD 1 7/78 Lake LA4-200 583 ex VP-PBA/F-OCXH/VP-PBA/VH-ETB/N65644 to DQ-FDO cx ?/81
H4-AAE 1 7/78 Be A65 Queen Air LC-314 ex VP-PBD/P2-GKZ/P2-MKU/VH-MKU/N176/ZS-UAS/N7669N (op Solomon Islands Airways) wfu cx ?/85 (derelict 10/86)
H4-AAF 1 7/78 Be A65 Queen Air LC-277 ex VP-PBE/VH-DRV/N7056N (op Solomon Islands Airways) to P2-DNQ cx ?/80
H4-AAG 1 ?/78 Be 70 Queenair LB-31 ex N4668A (op Solomon Islands Airways) to P2-DNE cx 5/82
(H4-AAH) 1 ?/79 BN2A Islander 15 ex VH-AIA/G-AVXT reservation ntu (for Solomons Islands Airways) to P2-ISR cx ?/79
H4-AAH 2 ?/79 BN2A-8 Islander 75 ex (H4-AAJ)/VH-TZH/HS-SKA/G-AXGB/G-51-18 (op Solomon Islands Airlines) dest in civil war Guadalcanal 9/00 cx
(H4-AAI) 1 ?/79 BN2A-26 Islander 81 ex P2-ISM/P2-PAA/P2-ROV/VH-ROV/G-AXSN/N870JA/G-51-22 (for Solair) reservation ntu to P2-ISS ?/79 then YJ-RV6
H4-AAI 2 8/79 BN2A Islander 355 ex N355BN/G-BBLX (op Solomon Islands Airlines) current
(H4-AAJ) 1 ?/79 BN2A-8 Islander 75 reservation ntu to H4-AAH instead
H4-AAJ 2 4/11 BN2B-26 Islander 2154 ex T3-VIN/VH-YIE/JA5281/N667J/G-BKEI (op Solomon Islands Airways) current
H4-AAK 1 ?/79 Be 58 Baron TH-98 ex N9070Q (op Solomon Islands Airways) cx ?/87
H4-AAL 1 ?/79 Be 65 Queenair LC-319 ex P2-GKY/P2-MKT/VH-MKT/N200MA (op Solomon Islands Airways) wfu cx ?/85
H4-AAM 1 7/78 PA23 Aztec 27-4362 ex VP-PAZ/VH-SDM/N6991Y cx ?/92
H4-AAN 1 ?/78 Cessna U206G ? ?? ntu cx ?/86
H4-AAO     ?    
H4-AAP 1 7/78 BN2A Islander 173 ex VP-PAS/VH-EQW/G-AYCY/G-51-173 (op Air Melanesiae) to YJ-RV5 cx ?/83
H4-AAQ 1 7/78 BN2A-III Trislander 349 ex VP-PAO/G-BASA/G-51-349.VP-PAO (op Air Melanesiae) to YJ-RV3 cx ?/83 > cr Vanuatu 1/90 cx
H4-AAR 1 2/84 FU24-950M 64 ex ZK-CWQ/VH-CYV/ZK-CWQ/ZK-BOL/VH-BOT/ZK-BOL to ZK-CWQ cx 2/87
H4-AAS     ?    
H4-AAT     ?    
H4-AAU 1 7/78 PA22-160 22-6595 ex VP-PBB/VH-MGA to YJ-RV12 cx 5/81
H4-AAV 1 7/78 PA30-160B 30-1160 ex VP-PBG/VH-CLK/N8076Y to YJ-RV7 cx 3/81
H4-AAW 1 7/78 FU24-950M 23 ex ZK-BHV to ZK-BHV cx 8/80
H4-AAX 1 7/78 Pa23-250 27-3671 ex VH-EKT/N6446Y to YJ-RV10 cx ?/83 then H4-WPA > N98WA
H4-AAY 1 7/80 FU24-950M JAL-FU-8 ex ZK-DQE to ZK-DQE cx 7/83
H4-AAZ 1 3/81 FU24-950M JAL-FU-6 ex ZK-CPY ret to NZ 3/83 and stored to ZK-CPY 6/87 then VH-AFU
H4-ABA     ?    
H4-ABB     ?    
H4-ABC 1 ?/85 Be 65-B80 Queen Air LD-501 ex VH-FDZ/N353Q/TR-LUJ (op Solomon Islands Airways) to VH-NYZ cx 6/90
H4-ABD 1 12/85 PA23 Aztec 27-4407 ex VH-CSR/N13759 (op Solomon Islands Airways) current
           
Out of sequence
H4-BUS 1 6/11 A320-211 302 ex N957PG/C-FMEQ/F-WWIY (op Solomon Airlines lsd to Polynesian from 6/15) current
H4-DAL 1 6/14 C337A 33700429 ex G-HIVA/G-BAES/SE-CWW/N5329S current
H4-FNT 1 2/96 DHC6-320 280 ex VH-FNT/P2-GVI/P2-RDZ/VH-AQB/VR-CAW/7P-AEE/ZS-JEU/9V-BCJ/XW-PHP/9V-BCJ (op Solomon Airlines) (to VH-FNT cx 9/96 rest 12/97) to P2-MCV cx 12/09
H4-HSA 1 2/90 H369D 99-0558D ex (maybe P2-HBC else stored?)/YJ-RV21 (cx 7/89)/ZK-HMG to P2-HBC cx 7/90 then ZK-HMG
H4-HSB 1 5/90 Bell 206B 486 ex VH-JWF/G-BKUB/RP-C1797/PI-C1797 to P2-HSB cx 3/00
H4-HSC 1 2/90 H369HS 43-0466S ex VH-HZZ/ZK-HMU/N35137/CF-IAD to ZK-HMU cx 2/96 then VH-MHQ> RP-C1704
H4-HSD 1 6/92 Republic RC-3 Seabee 416 ex VH-MJO/VH-WWA/N6213K cx 7/97 to VH-WET 1/99
H4-NNP 1 ?/07 DHC-6 491 ex YJ-RV1/HP-730AP/HP-730 (op Solomon Airlines) current?
H4-PAE 1 10/96 B727-281F 21455 ex N528JS/HL7354/JA8353 (op Pacific Air Express) to N214F cx 11/99 then VH-PAE>VH-TXE>VH-VLD>N328FV>5N-BGQ>N455CC>C-FLHJ
H4-SAL 1 6/90 B737-2T5A 22395 ex 9M-MBO/C-GEPM/G-BHVG to N501NG cx 6/92 then EX-048>A6-PHD
H4-SIA 1 9/80 SA226TC Metro TC-338 ex N1008K (to N90141 rest 9/80) to D-IESS cx 2/87
H4-SIA 2 8/87 DHC6-300 271 ex VH-NIO/H4-SIA/N9090Z/AP-AXH/CF-JJI/VH-PGT/N5218 (to VH-NIO cx 7/89 rest 5/90) cr Guadalcanal 9/91 cx
H4-SIB 1 9/87 DHC6-310 256 ex N661MA/HK-3219X/N661MA to 8Q-MBC cx 7/10
H4-SID 1 12/94 DHC6-300 442 ex VH-XFE/P2-RDZ/VH-XFE/YJ-RV9/3B-NAB (op Solomon Airlines) current
H4-SIE 1 4/97 BN2A-20 Islander 354 ex H4-WPC/JA5227/G-BBLW (op Solomon Islands Airlines) to VH-PNJ cx 3/99 then VH-WZE
H4-SOL 1 4/92 B737-4Q8 25163 (lsd from ILFC op Solomon Airlines) to VH-TJV cx 6/94 then TC-SKE
H4-SOL 2 11/12 DHC8-102A 289 ex SX-BIW/OE-HWG/C-FNZM/N835EX/N418AW/C-GEOA (op Solomon Airlines) current
H4-SWO 1   Emb RJ-170LR   <reservation reported 2012>
H4-WPA 1 1/87 PA23-250C 27-3671 ex YJ-RV10/H4-AAX/VH-EKT/N6446Y (op Western Pacific) to N98WA (in Tonga) cx 2/98
H4-WPB 1 <4/88 BN2A-21 Islander 654 ex VH-UWV/CS-AGH/G-AYXF (op Western Pacific) to RP-C1047 cx ?/90
H4-WPC 1 5/90 BN2A-20 Islander 354 ex JA5227/G-BBLW (op Western Pacific > Solomon Islands Airlines) dgd 7/96 repaired rereg H4-SIE cx 4/97 to VH-PNJ
H4-WPD 1 ?/91 Aero Commander 500S 1506-180 ex PK-SDE/PK-MPM/PK-MFM/JZ-PTM/N6390U (op Western Pacific) to VH-WPP cx 12/97
H4-WPE 1 5/96 PA31-350 31-7752171 ex VH-WGT/N350SC/G-BFED/N27420 to VH-ANU cx 3/98 then to P2-AWF >VH-AFW
H4-WPF 1 2/93 BN2A-27 Islander 611 ex ZK-FXY/T3-ATG/ZK-FXY/N4391A/DQ-FHB/DQ-FFF/ZK-FXY/F-OCRB/G-AXZY (op Western Pacific > Solomon Islands Airlines) current
H4-WPG 1 4/97 BN2B-21 Islander 2177 ex VH-BNX/9M-AZV/VH-INB/G-BLDT (op Western Pacific) wfu st Townsville 99 to YJ-007 cx 9/07
           
           
Others in Solomon Islands
N130DR   ? Cessna 340 340-0041 (in Solomon Airways scheme) ditched Nadi, Fiji 9/00 on delivery flight from Magenta - noted dumped at Sunair, Nadi 2/02
           
?   12/97 Cessna O-2A 68-5881 ex N6881Z st Honiara 4/10
<all three owned by Patrick Murphy, Brisbane>
?   12/97 Cessna M337B 0164 ex N5151U st Honiara 4/10
?   12/97 Hughes OH-6A 0969 ex N220CM/67-16584 st Honiara 4/10-4/14 (derelict still marked N220CM)
           
VH-HBA     Bell 222U 47505 ex N911EC/N12GH/UAQ-1/A6-SRM/N3180T op P.Hubbard at Honiara 3/14
VH-EDG     AS350B 2805 ex N32PM op P.Hubbard at Honiara 3/14
           
           

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