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340 - DHC-6-300 C-FTFX Summit Air Ltd., Yellowknife, NT

Registered to ALCI Aviation Ltd., Oshawa, ON 13-May-2019

 

970 - DHC-6-400 C-FBVG Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Noted at Victoria, BC 13-May-2019 now having received the red/black/white livery of ConocoPhillips, as seen in the photo below.

 
Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 13-May-2019

Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 13-May-2019

 
MSN 78 - DHC-6-200HG™ C-FASQ Summit Air  Springbank, AB 06-May-2019

MSN 78 - DHC-6-200HG™ C-FASQ Summit Air

Springbank, AB 06-May-2019

 
MSN 454 - DHC-6-300 C-GDSO Rocky Mountain Aircraft  Springbank, AB 06-May-2019

MSN 454 - DHC-6-300 C-GDSO Rocky Mountain Aircraft

Springbank, AB 06-May-2019

 
MSN 43 - DHC-6-100 VH-ZKF Seair Pacific  Dave Hedges Photo 09-Apr-2019 Gold Coast, QLD

MSN 43 - DHC-6-100 VH-ZKF Seair Pacific

Dave Hedges Photo 09-Apr-2019 Gold Coast, QLD

 
MSN 442 - DHC-6-300 H4-SID Solomon Airlines  Dave Hedges Photo © Cairns, QLD 01-Apr-2019

MSN 442 - DHC-6-300 H4-SID Solomon Airlines

Dave Hedges Photo © Cairns, QLD 01-Apr-2019

 
MSN 620 - DHC-6-300 PK-HVM ex-Dimonim Air  Dave Hedges Photo © Cairns, QLD 01-Apr-2019

MSN 620 - DHC-6-300 PK-HVM ex-Dimonim Air

Dave Hedges Photo © Cairns, QLD 01-Apr-2019

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239 - DHC-6-300 N239Z Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC

Registered to Regent Aircraft Services South Inc., Dickinson, TX 10-May-2019.

 

267 - DHC-6-300 Vistaliner C-GABU Unity Group Canada Ltd., Airdrie, AB

Registered 09-May-2019, ex N140SA.

 

430 - DHC-6-300 C-GNDO Air Inuit, Dorval, QC

Ski struck a snow berm on take-off from an unprepared strip northeast of Kuujjuarapik 07-May-2019; aircraft left the strip sustaining considerable damage to the nose, wing and propeller.

 

517 - DHC-6-300 Vistaliner C-GKER Unity Group Canada Ltd., Airdrie, AB

Registered 09-May-2019, ex N227SA.

 

539 - DHC-6-300 C-GACU Unity Group Canada Ltd., Airdrie, AB

Registered 08-May-2019; this aircraft was originally imported from the Seychelles in 2017, and had been delivered to Airdrie on 01-Apr-2017. It is ex S7-AAR.

 

844 - DHC-6-300 C-GKTM 1263343 Alberta Ltd., Calgary, AB

Returned to Unity Group Canada Ltd., Airdrie, AB and registered 08-May-2019.

 
MSN 660 - DHC-6-300 DQ-FIE Longview Aviation Asset Management  Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 02-May-2019

MSN 660 - DHC-6-300 DQ-FIE Longview Aviation Asset Management

Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 02-May-2019

 
MSN 655 - DHC-6-300 8Q-TAK  Four Seasons Resort Photo ©

MSN 655 - DHC-6-300 8Q-TAK

Four Seasons Resort Photo ©

 
MSN 205 - DHC-6-200 EC-ISV  Joseba Zubiaurre Photo © Empuriabrava 18-Apr-2019

MSN 205 - DHC-6-200 EC-ISV

Joseba Zubiaurre Photo © Empuriabrava 18-Apr-2019

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Thankfully, there are finally some new items to report after a really quiet period. The past couple of months has seen things underway behind the scenes, just not a lot at the stage of being news.

 

82 - DHC-6-200HG™ C-GCWV Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC

Updating previous entry; flew Calgary-Int’l, AB - Minot, ND - Sioux Falls, SD - Huntingdon, TN - Palatka, FL - Nassau 26/28-Apr-2019 on delivery to Titan Air. This morning it did a Nassau - Andros Town round trip.

 

221 - DHC-6-200 N223AL Win Win Aviation Inc., Wake Forest, NC

Flew Dekalb, IL - Pontiac, MI - Waterloo, ON - Montréal-Trudeau 26-Apr-2019 positioning to its summer contract with Skydive Montréal.

 

355 - DHC-6-300 C-FCSW Rocky Mountain Aircraft, Calgary, AB [Ashe Aircraft Enterprises]

Test flown from Springbank, AB 25-Apr-2019 & then ferried to Chilliwack, BC same day to be painted by Upper Valley Aviation. The aircraft is seen below at Chilliwack after arrival.

 
Chilliwack, BC 25-Apr-2019

Chilliwack, BC 25-Apr-2019

 

660 - DHC-6-300 DQ-FIE Fiji Link, Nadi

Flew Nadi - Majuro 20/21-Apr-2019, and Majuro - Honolulu-Inouye, HI 28/29-Apr-2019. The aircraft is expected to continue to Klamath Falls, OR with a final destination of Victoria, BC. DQ-FIE has been operating in Fiji since Nov-1994.

 


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One of the two Vistaliners recently acquired by Unity Group is seen below at company headquarters in Airdrie, AB.

 
Trevor McTavish Photo © Airdrie, AB 08-Apr-2019

Trevor McTavish Photo © Airdrie, AB 08-Apr-2019

 

82 - DHC-6-200HG™ C-GCWV Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC

The aircraft has been placed with Titan Air (Randolph Holdings) in Nassau. The company currently operates twin Cessna aircraft through the islands.

 
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239 - N239Z DHC-6-300 Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC

The aircraft has been placed, with closure expected next month with a U.S. operator. It has undergone a 10 month upgrade at Regent Aircraft Services in Calgary prior to departure.

 

527 - DHC-6-300 N716JP AIG American International Group, New York, NY

The aircraft was acquired (minus wings) Apr-2019 by Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC. It had earlier been recovered from the ice near Deadhorse, AK following a take-off incident in Mar-2018. The aircraft, which has less than 30,000 hrs on the clock will be fully repaired and overhauled.

 
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974 - DHC-6-400 C-GVVA Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registration cancelled 24-Apr-2019 on export to China. This aircraft had been delivered via Ketchikan - Fairbanks - Anchorage - Nome - Anadyr on 09/13-Feb-2019.

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267 - DHC-6-300 Vistaliner N140SA Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, Boulder, NV [Diamond Bar LLC]

Registration cancelled 10-Apr-2019 on export to Canada. Sold to Unity Group Ltd., Airdrie, AB 10-Apr-2019 and officially imported to Canada 11-Apr-2019. It appears the aircraft was delivered from Boulder to Airdrie on 07-Apr-2019.

 
Wiltshire Spotter Photo © Boulder, CO 26-Feb-2018

Wiltshire Spotter Photo © Boulder, CO 26-Feb-2018

 

517 - DHC-6-300 Vistaliner N227SA Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, Boulder, NV [Diamond Bar LLC]

Registration cancelled 10-Apr-2019 on export to Canada. Sold to Unity Group Ltd., Airdrie, AB 10-Apr-2019 and officially imported to Canada 11-Apr-2019. It appears the aircraft was delivered from Boulder to Airdrie on 07-Apr-2019.

 
John Dillon Photo © Grand Canyon, AZ 28-Feb-2015

John Dillon Photo © Grand Canyon, AZ 28-Feb-2015

 

EASA Approves IKHANA's DHC-6-300HG Twin Otter 14,000 lbs MTOW

 

IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) announces that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded STC (reference No. 10069614) approval for their RWMI DHC-6-300HG™ Standard Commuter Category Increased MTOW to 6,350 Kg (14,000 lbs). “With EASA’s certification of our RWMI DHC-6-300HG™ upgrade, we are able to increase the market for operators following EASA regulations with expanded mission capabilities providing increased payload and/or range, additional value and new revenue opportunities.” states Mr. John A. Zublin, President and CEO of IKHANA. “EASA’s STC validation helps operators with aircraft capabilities well beyond the DHC-6-300’s original capability. The Standard Commuter Category STC provides a highly desired payload increase for the DHC-6-300 series Twin Otter to take 19 passengers with 2 crew and fly 450-500 Nautical miles. EASA governed operators will now have more options for increased utility with a rapid return on their investment. IKHANA is pleased that we are able to continue growing our list of regulatory approvals to broaden availability of this option for operators around the world.”

The RWMI DHC-6-300HG™ STC increases the payload capabilities of the basic DHC-6-300 Twin Otter Series aircraft from 12,500 lbs. MTOW (5670 Kg) to 14,000 lbs. (6350 Kg), providing an increase of 1500 lbs (680 Kg) or 12% overall and represents a 31% increase in payload based on an average empty weight of 7700 lbs. Operations are allowed to the full 750 shaft horsepower of the PT6A-34 engines along with the improved efficiency and noise reduction of the Raisbeck/Hartzell four blade “Scimitar” propellers. Additional aerodynamic and structural enhancements complete the modifications. As a Standard Commuter Category STC, DHC-6-300 operators will be able to operate in revenue service without special purpose restrictions.

IKHANA Aircraft Services, a DBA of IKHANA Group Inc., provides DESIGN - BUILD - FLY solutions to the aerospace industry through integration of new technologies, aircraft modifications, heavy maintenance, major repair, and critical parts manufacturing. Headquartered at the French Valley Airport (F70) in Murrieta, California, IKHANA holds FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, and Fiji repair station approvals, FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA), and is a Viking Air Factory Endorsed Service Center. IKHANA has a proven reputation for developing unique engineered solutions across a wide variety of aircraft platforms and diverse customer base including extensive experience in the DHC-6 Twin Otter, King Air, and Gulfstream airframes.     

 

Fourth CARRIER joins ranks of Maldivian Twin Otter Operators

 

Flyme (Villa Air) has announced that it too will join Trans Maldivian, Maldivian Seaplane and Manta Air as a Twin Otter operator later this year.

The company is acquiring four DHC-6-300’s for delivery beginning in October of this year. The aircraft will operate from Male’s new seaplane terminal, scheduled to open in August. Currently Flyme operates ATR-42 and ATR-72 aircraft.

 

Team JAS announces Cayman Airways Express as their DHC-6 Nose Strut Quick Turn Time (QTT) Program launch customer

 

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Team JAS, the Solutions Company, announces the launch of its new DHC-6 Twin Otter Nose Strut – Quick Turn Time Program.  This industry unique program allows for customer DHC-6 Twin Otter Nose Struts to be evaluated and overhauled for the most economical price possible – featuring industry leading Team JAS Proprietary FAA-PMA parts.

“The unique part about this new program is the use of our own proprietary, highly engineered parts that offer customers zero lead times, superior quality, latest technology and outstanding reliability. An example of this would be our FEx3 plated piston tube in comparison to the standard chrome, which was developed in the 60’s.  FEx3 piston tubes have a proven track record of in-service reliability for the past 8 years”, said Andy Sanfilippo, CEO of Team JAS.  

“We are discounting all of our FAA-PMA parts by 25% for this program and have also implemented a not-to-exceed maximum price of $70,000 for units needing the 4 major parts which are the Cylinder Housing, Piston Tube, Fork and Steering Collar as well as substantial number of new parts.  There is no risk to the customer and never a BER (beyond economical repair) threat.  We have all the needed FAA-PMA parts for Nose Struts in stock, so our turn time is 2 weeks or less.  Having parts on hand along with this 25% new parts discount and not-to-exceed maximum price ensures customers quickly receive the most economical overhaul possible” added Mr. Sanfilippo.

“Team JAS has been a long-time supplier to Cayman Airways Express and this program helped us a lot as our recent Nose Strut required several new parts which if not available, would have resulted in the Nose Gear being scrapped” commented representatives of the Cayman Airways Express Maintenance Team.  “The Team JAS savings were substantial in comparison to using older design parts which would have led to a BER.

 

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305 - DHC-6-300 13803 Royal Canadian Air Force, Ottawa, ON

Struck snowbank on landing on sea ice 11-Mar-2019, approximately 140 km north of Inuvik, resulting in the failure of the nose gear. There were no injuries in the accident.

On 24-Mar-2019 the aircraft was recovered via sling load back to Inuvik for repairs. The lift was accomplished using VIH Helicopters Sikorsky S-61N C-GOJN. A video link is below, which will open in a new window.

 

967 - DHC-6-300 C-GVLE Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Victoria-Int’l, BC - Calgary-Int’l, AB 29-Mar-2019 to be prepared for delivery. Flew Calgary-Int’l, AB - Churchill, MB - Cape Dorset, NU 01/02-Apr-2019 and is expected to continue to Iqaluit, Keflavík, Wick and Altenrhein/Saint Gallen in the coming days. This is the third aircraft for Sea Aviation, registered in the Cayman Islands and operated abroad. The aircraft is seen below prior to departure from Calgary, and the delivery flight is being flown by World Wide Ferry.

 
MSN 967 - DHC-6-400 C-GVLE Calgary-Int’l, AB 01-Apr-2019

MSN 967 - DHC-6-400 C-GVLE Calgary-Int’l, AB 01-Apr-2019

 

The third Twin Otter (MSN 601 PJ-DVF) for Divi Divi Air is seen taxiing below at Curacao, with thanks to Larry Every.

 
Larry Every Photo ©

Larry Every Photo ©

 

Website Update

 

With effect from today, the Support Directory has been updated. Each entry in the directory contains basic information on the vendor, a screenshot of their own homepage, and a link. The “Our Sponsors” listings on this page (———>) will be further updated to match the directory as well.

As part of an exclusivity agreement, the past year has been with the support of Team JAS, who stepped forward in early 2018. This support from Team JAS came at a critical time, and I’d like to express my thanks to Paul and his team for helping Twin Otter World to continue.

Although Team JAS remains an important supporter, the exclusivity part of the agreement has concluded. This opens up opportunities for new advertisers again, and returns Twin Otter World to an equal playing field as far as everyone is concerned.

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967 - DHC-6-400 C-GVLE Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Noted at Victoria-Int’l, BC 19-Mar-2019 now having been repainted, as seen below with thanks to Tim Martin. This is the third aircraft for the Cayman-registered holding company Sea Aviation 2 Ltd., joining MSN 952 and MSN 960. It is expected to be delivered to Altenrhein, Switzerland in due course.

 
Tim Martin Photo ©

Tim Martin Photo ©

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291 - DHC-6-300 N291AL Alberta Aircraft Leasing Inc., Las Vegas, NV

Updating previous entry; flew Springbank, AB - Fort St. John, BC - Watson Lake, YT - Whitehorse, YT - Fairbanks, AK - Deadhorse, AK 02/03-Feb-2019 for lease to ConocoPhillips Alaska. In service 08-Feb-2019 Deadhorse, AK - Alpine, AK.

 

312 - DHC-6-300 C-GCKB Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Punta Arenas - Puerto Montt - Arica - Guayaquil - Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int’l, AB 10/16-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica.

 

340 - DHC-6-300 C-FTFX Summit Air, Yellowknife, NT

Flew via Panama City - Nassau - Wilmington, NC - Sault Ste. Marie, ON 25/26-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica.

 

373 - DHC-6-300 C-FKBX Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Punta Arenas - Concepcion - Arica - Guayaquil - Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int’l, AB 22/27-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica.

 

426 - DHC-6-300 C-GXXB Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int’l, AB 08/09-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica.

 

429 - DHC-6-300 N162DE Rampart Aviation Inc., Colorado Springs, CO [Corvaire Inc.]

Updating previous entry; flew Corning, NY - Pekin, IL - Colorado Springs, CO 13/14-Feb-2019.

 

454 - DHC-6-300 C-GDSO Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB

Test flown from Springbank, AB 25-Feb-2019; still pending delivery to Manta Air in the Maldives.

 

455 - DHC-6-300 9N-ABM Tara Air, Kathmandu

Officially imported to Canada 19-Feb-2019 and registered to Regent Aircraft Services Inc., Calgary, AB 05-Mar-2019 as C-GIQE. This aircraft was recovered in Nepal in Sep-2018 and shipped to Canada via container for rebuilding.

 

693 - DHC-6-300 C-GKCS Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Punta Arenas - Araucania - Arica - Guayaquil - Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int’l, AB 17/24-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica.

 

725 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBO Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Punta Arenas - Concepcion - Arica - Guayaquil - Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int’l, AB 20/27-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica.

 

732 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBH Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew via Concepcion 11-Feb-2019 and Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int’l, AB 15/16-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica.

 

733 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBG Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew via Concepcion 11-Feb-2019 and Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int’l, AB 15/16-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica.

 

974 - DHC-6-400 C-GVVA Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Victoria-Int’l, BC - Ketchikan, AK - Fairbanks, AK 09-Feb-2019, Fairbanks, AK - Anchorage, AK 11-Feb-2019 and then Anchorage, AK - Nome, AK - Anadyr-Ugolny 12/13-Feb-2019.

 

982 - DHC-6-300 C-GUVA Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registered 05-Mar-2019.

 

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AIRCRAFT HISTORY FILES UPDATES

 

These updates have previously been reported in the prior blog entries below. This is just notification that the Aircraft History File has now been updated accordingly.

114 - History file has been updated

200 - History file has been updated

291 - History file has been updated

489 - History file has been updated

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Team JAS Announces new Engineering Scholarship at the University of North Florida

 

February 5, 2019 JACKSONVILLE, FL – Team JAS, the Solutions Company announced today the establishment of a new Team JAS Mechanical Engineering Scholarship program at the University of North Florida.

"Team JAS and the University of North Florida’s College of Computing, Engineering & Construction have built a very strong relationship over the past few years” said Paul Theofan, President of Team JAS. "We currently employee five recent UNF graduate engineers and one intern, with plans to add more this year. Developing the Team JAS Mechanical Engineering Scholarship program with UNF’s College of Computing, Engineering & Construction was a great next step to not only assist worthy UNF engineering students with their expenses but also to promote the strong bond between our business and our great local University”.

"Team JAS has been a long-time supporter of the University of North Florida, having attended numerous recruitment fairs which led to the direct hiring of qualified engineers and interns for their business” said Marc B. Kaiser, Director of Development at UNF’s College of Computing, Engineering & Construction. "It started with the first intern hired just a few years back and has turned into a great industry / academia success story in our local area”.

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a wellrounded education. www.unf.edu

Team JAS is a customer driven solutions company that has supported Turboprop Operators Worldwide for well over 30 years. With a focus on the Twin Otter and Dash-8 fleets, as well as various other Turboprop platforms, Team JAS has long been a trusted resource to operators looking for timely support and value. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, the 33,000 square foot facility includes sales and logistical support, an engineering and manufacturing division and an FAA & EASA Certified MRO facility.

For more information please contact our team at 904.292.2328 or via email at sales@teamjas.com. www.teamjas.com

 

AIRCRAFT NEWS

 

114 - DHC-6-100 N129PM Freefall Express Inc., Keene, NH

Registered to Freefall Express Inc., Gardiner, NY 06-Feb-2019

 

200 - DHC-6-200 N123FX Freefall Express Inc., Keene, NH

Registered to Freefall Express Inc., Gardiner, NY 06-Feb-2019

 

426 - DHC-6-300 C-GXXB Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY 08/09-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica.

 

429 - DHC-6-300 N162DE Rampart Aviation Inc., Colorado Springs, CO [Corvaire Inc.]

Flew Coventry - Wick - Keflavík - Narsarsuaq 05-Feb-2019, however diverted to Nuuk instead. It continued Nuuk - Goose Bay, NL 07-Feb-2019, and Goose Bay, NL - Bangor, ME - Corning, NY 09-Feb-2019. The flight is being operated by Canada’s World Wide Ferry.

 

489 - DHC-6-300 N708PV Perris Aviation Inc., Perris, CA [P M Leasing Inc.]

Test flown from Perris, CA 06-Feb-2019 following completion of major repairs. The aircraft had sustained considerable damage in an accident at Perris on 24-May-2017.

 

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Aircraft Update

 

Updates will resume effective this afternoon. Thanks for your patience!

Erik

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291 - DHC-6-300 N291AL Alberta Aircraft Leasing Inc., Las Vegas, NV [Rocky Mountain Aircraft]

Updating entry for 01-Feb-2019; air tests completed at Springbank, AB 01-Feb-2019 and departed 02-Feb-2019 Springbank, AB - Fort St. John, BC once again. In the aborted attempt of 31-Jan-2019 it had filed to continue to Watson Lake, YT - so quite possibly the same routing expected today.

 
Maps generated by the  Great Circle Mapper  - copyright ©  Karl L. Swartz

Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz

 

350 - DHC-6-300 N258SA Twin Otter International Inc., Las Vegas, NV

The registration N258AR has been reserved as of 30-Jan-2019.

 

365 - DHC-6-300 N97AR Twin Otter International Inc., Las Vegas, NV

The registration N365AR has been reserved as of 30-Jan-2019.

 

748 - DHC-6-300 VP-FAZ British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge

As seen in the photo below, the aircraft carries the name “Ice Cold Katy” - which had not previously been identified in the aircraft’s history.

 
MSN 748 - DHC-6-300 VP-FAZ British Antarctic Survey  Mark Anthony Thomas Photo ©

MSN 748 - DHC-6-300 VP-FAZ British Antarctic Survey

Mark Anthony Thomas Photo ©

 

826 - DHC-6-300 N826X Drummond Company Inc., Cartagena [Transport Services LLC]

Flew Cartagena - Montego Bay-Sangster - Fort Lauderdale-Int’l 02-Feb-2019, presumably continuing north from there for maintenance.

 
Maps generated by the  Great Circle Mapper  - copyright ©  Karl L. Swartz

Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz

 

U.K. based enthusiast tour operator Aeroprints, and David Osborn in particular have a great selection of images from their many trips to exotic locations. David’s photographs can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aeroprints

Below are a few Twin Otter shots from their recent South American trip.

 

MSN 891 seen in the photos below had been damaged in a runway excursion on landing at Iquitos back on 15-Aug-2017.

 
MSN 891 - DHC-6-400 FAP 306 Fuerza Aerea del Peru  David Osborn/Aeroprints Photo © Lima-Las Palmas 06-Nov-2018

MSN 891 - DHC-6-400 FAP 306 Fuerza Aerea del Peru

David Osborn/Aeroprints Photo © Lima-Las Palmas 06-Nov-2018

 
MSN 891 - DHC-6-400 FAP 306 Fuerza Aerea del Peru  David Osborn/Aeroprints Photo © Lima-Las Palmas 06-Nov-2018

MSN 891 - DHC-6-400 FAP 306 Fuerza Aerea del Peru

David Osborn/Aeroprints Photo © Lima-Las Palmas 06-Nov-2018

 
MSN 833 - DHC-6-300 FAE 448 Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana  David Osborn/Aeroprints Photo © Guayaquil 05-Nov-2018

MSN 833 - DHC-6-300 FAE 448 Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana

David Osborn/Aeroprints Photo © Guayaquil 05-Nov-2018

 
MSN 833 - DHC-6-300 FAE 448 Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana  David Osborn/Aeroprints Photo © Guayaquil 05-Nov-2018

MSN 833 - DHC-6-300 FAE 448 Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana

David Osborn/Aeroprints Photo © Guayaquil 05-Nov-2018

 
MSN 727 - DHC-6-300 PNC-0201 Policia Nacional de Colombia  David Osborn/Aeroprints Photo © Bogota 28-Oct-2018

MSN 727 - DHC-6-300 PNC-0201 Policia Nacional de Colombia

David Osborn/Aeroprints Photo © Bogota 28-Oct-2018

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291 - DHC-6-300 N291AL Alberta Aircraft Leasing, Las Vegas, NV [Rocky Mountain Aircraft]

Updating entry for 31-Jan-2019; after having flown Springbank, AB - Fort St. John, BC 31-Jan-2019, and filIng to continue to Watson Lake, YT the aircraft instead turned back south, returning to Springbank, AB. I would venture that the aircraft developed a technical issue that required correction before continuing on delivery to Alaska.

 

338 - DHC-6-300 C-FDHB Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Concepcion - Arica - Guayaquil - Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY 26-Jan/01-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica. The aircraft has arrived at Rothera Station at the beginning of the season on 30-Oct-2018.

 

970 - DHC-6-400 C-FBVG Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Victoria-Int’l, BC - Bellingham, WA - Spokane-Int’l, WA 31-Jan-2019 for painting. The aircraft had earlier received the overall white scheme initially before being originally delivered to Victoria.

 

976 - DHC-6-400 C-GYVA Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Spokane-Int’l, WA - Victoria-Int’l, BC 31-Jan-2019 after painting. The aircraft had arrived in Spokane on 02-Jan-2019 from Calgary.

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Calgary’s Regent Aircraft Services Acquires Air Panama Twin Otter Fleet

Continuing to expand their acquisition, overhaul and re-marketing strategy, another three legacy Twin Otter Series 300’s have joined Regent Aircraft Services in Calgary. The aircraft have been acquired from Air Panama, who have operated them on internal services within Panama since 2005.

The three aircraft were originally manufactured in 1973, 1974 and 1977.

Congratulations to the Regent team on this new area of expertise!

Regent Aircraft Services Photo © Panama City

Regent Aircraft Services Photo © Panama City

 

291 - DHC-6-300 N291AL Alberta Aircraft Leasing Inc., Las Vegas, NV

Final air tests completed on 30-Jan-2019 and then flew Springbank, AB - Fort St. John, BC - Watson Lake, YT 31-Jan-2019 on it’s delivery flight. The final destination is expected to be Deadhorse, AK.

 

360 - DHC-6-300 HP-1509PS Air Panama, Panama City

Departed Panama City-Gelabert Jan-2019 via container, on delivery to Regent Aircraft Services for parts use. The aircraft’s container has been delivered to Regent’s Calgary facilities. It is seen below back in 2013 while in service with Air Panama.

Dirk Septer Photo © Panama City 12-Mar-2013

Dirk Septer Photo © Panama City 12-Mar-2013

 

403 - DHC-6-300 HP-747APP Air Panama, Panama City

Departed Panama City-Gelabert Jan-2019 via container, on delivery to Regent Aircraft Services for overhaul/rebuild pending sale. HP-747APP had previously been in long term storage at Panama City-Gelabert. The aircraft is seen below hangared in Panama, then after arrival in the U.S.A. It will be overhauled at Houston-Southwest Airport in Arcola, TX.

 
Regent Aircraft Services Photo © Panama City-Gelabert Jan-2019

Regent Aircraft Services Photo © Panama City-Gelabert Jan-2019

 
Regent Aircraft Services Photo © 12-Jan-2019

Regent Aircraft Services Photo © 12-Jan-2019

 

532 - DHC-6-300 HP-1507PS Air Panama, Panama City

Departed Panama City-Gelabert Jan-2019 via container on delivery to Regent Aircraft Services for overhaul/rebuild and sale. The aircraft will be overhauled at their Calgary facility. It is seen below back in 2011 while in service with Air Panama.

 
Alec Wilson Photo © Panama City 08-Mar-2011

Alec Wilson Photo © Panama City 08-Mar-2011




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Aircraft News

 

680 - DHC-6-300 79-23255 U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, Fort Bragg, NC

Test flown from Springbank, AB 29-Jan-2019 and then flew Springbank, AB - Kalispell-Glacier Park, MT 29-Jan-2019 under a U.S. Navy callsign. The aircraft was using the hex code AE5C17.

79-23255 had been present at Springbank since at least Nov-2017, as seen in the photograph below courtesy of Mike Mackinnon.

 
Mike Mackinnon Photo © Springbank, AB 11-Nov-2017

Mike Mackinnon Photo © Springbank, AB 11-Nov-2017

 

788 - DHC-6-300 N56RF U.S. Department of Commerce, MacDill AFB, FL

Flew Cape Cod-Coast Guard Air Station, MA - Buffalo, NY - Detroit-Metro, MI - Minneapolis, MN - Williston, ND - Springbank, AB 27/29-Jan-2019.

 
Tarek Wetzel Photo © Dutch Harbor, AK Aug-2014

Tarek Wetzel Photo © Dutch Harbor, AK Aug-2014



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AIRCRAFT NEWS

 

291 - DHC-6-300 N291AL Alberta Aircraft Leasing, Las Vegas, NV

Test-flown once again 28-Jan-2019 from Springbank, as it continues to be prepared for delivery.

 

454 - DHC-6-300 C-GDSO Rocky Mountain Aircraft, Calgary, AB [Ashe Aircraft Leasing]

Test-flown once again 28-Jan-2019 from Springbank, as it continues to be prepared for delivery.

 

AIRCRAFT HISTORY PAGE UPDATE

 

MSN 330 - has 1 new image added

 
Madagascar Aviation Photo  © Sainte-Marie 1995

Madagascar Aviation Photo © Sainte-Marie 1995

 

It is not entirely uncommon to have the Twin Otter appear on a national postage stamp, particularly in countries that rely heavily on the type’s operation. In 2018, the Cayman Islands printed such a stamp in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Cayman Airways. With thanks to Jeff Childs, an example of one is below, it is of course very nice to see an aircraft you have spent years maintaining be featured.

Jeff has always been a supporter of Twin Otter World, and has recently left Cayman Airways to focus on the continuing growth of his company JLC Aeronautical. Their website is: JLC Aeronautical .

 
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The Tahiti based DHC-6-400 F-ONOA doesn’t get a huge number of pictures, so it is great to feature the aircraft below. The second picture is the company Global Express C-GCDS.

If you want to see a huge number of excellent photos of visitors to Tahiti, you won’t find a better place than PYF Spotters. All types of aircraft, with some marine traffic thrown in for good measure as well.

Christopher Liau Photo © Papeete

Christopher Liau Photo © Papeete

 
Christopher Liau Photo © Papeete

Christopher Liau Photo © Papeete

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AIRCRAFT NEWS

 

Air Madagascar rebranded their turboprop operation under the name of Tsaradia back on 01-Jul-2018. Although the ATR’s received the new scheme early on, 5R-MGD seen below appears to be the first of the Twin Otters.

The aircraft has served internal routes in Madagascar for the past 48 years, having been delivered from the factory in 1971.

 
Photo with thanks to Nicolas Dijoux

Photo with thanks to Nicolas Dijoux

 

AIRCRAFT HISTORY FILE UPDATES

 

The pictures noted and linked below can also be found below the summary.

MSN 45 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 77 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 90 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 167 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 187 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 264 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 353 - has 3 new pictures added

MSN 509 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 582 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 665 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 673 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 825 - has 1 new picture added

 
Soneva Photo ©

Soneva Photo ©

 
Frank Bailey Photo ©

Frank Bailey Photo ©

 
Derelict Aircraft Museum Photo ©

Derelict Aircraft Museum Photo ©

 
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PNGbalus Photo ©

PNGbalus Photo ©

 
Juan Manuel Temoche Photo ©

Juan Manuel Temoche Photo ©

 
PNGbalus Photo ©

PNGbalus Photo ©

 
PNGbalus Photo ©

PNGbalus Photo ©


PNGbalus Photo ©

PNGbalus Photo ©

 
PNGbalus Photo ©

PNGbalus Photo ©

 
Regional Air Photo ©

Regional Air Photo ©

 
The Mountain Company Photo ©

The Mountain Company Photo ©

 
PNGbalus Photo ©

PNGbalus Photo ©

 
Deccan Charter Photo ©

Deccan Charter Photo ©

Twin Otter News

 

138 - DHC-6-200 C-FGLF Transwest Air LP, Prince Albert, SK

Flew La Ronge, SK - Calgary-Int’l, AB 02-Jan-2019 and remained there until 17-Jan-2019 when it returned back Calgary-Int’l, AB - La Ronge, SK. Repaint?

 

219 - DHC-6-300 P2-ASL Air Sanga Ltd., Port Moresby

Test flown from Cairns, QLD 15-Jan-2019 following maintenance, and then flew Cairns, QLD - Port Moresby, NCD 16-Jan-2019.

 
Michael Lawrence Butler Photo © Omora Jan-2019

Michael Lawrence Butler Photo © Omora Jan-2019

 

291 - DHC-6-300 N291AL Alberta Aircraft Leasing, Las Vegas, NV

Test-flown from Springbank, AB 25-Jan-2019.

 

939 - DHC-6-400 C-GUVA Longview Aviation Asset Management, North Saanich, BC

Registration cancelled 24-Jan-2019 to Peru. This aircraft had been delivered to Peru 15/19-Jan-2019. It had previously been leased to Hilcorp Equipment in Alaska during downtime of their own Twin Otter, so it remains possible this is a similar situation now with a Peruvian aircraft - or it could be a new machine for the country.

 

AIRCRAFT HISTORY FILE UPDATE

 

MSN 64 - has had 1 picture removed (as a result of a potential mis-identification)

MSN 167 - has 2 new pictures added

MSN 311 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 382 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 456 - has 2 new pictures added

MSN 527 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 585 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 638 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 640 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 663 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 670 - history page has been completed (was previously incomplete)

MSN 711 - history page has been completed (was previously incomplete)

MSN 733 - has 1 new picture added

MSN 821 - history page has been updated, and 1 new picture has been added

MSN 851 - has 1 new picture added

Aeropuerto Comodoro Rivadavia Photo ©

Aeropuerto Comodoro Rivadavia Photo ©

 
Aeropuerto Comodoro Rivadavia Photo ©

Aeropuerto Comodoro Rivadavia Photo ©

 
Lohr Aviation Chile Photo © Arica

Lohr Aviation Chile Photo © Arica

 
Maldivian Seaplane Photo ©

Maldivian Seaplane Photo ©

 
Aeropuerto Comodoro Rivadavia Photo ©

Aeropuerto Comodoro Rivadavia Photo ©

 
Aeropuerto Comodoro Rivadavia Photo ©

Aeropuerto Comodoro Rivadavia Photo ©

 
Dan Grew Photo © West Palm Beach, FL 12-Nov-1979

Dan Grew Photo © West Palm Beach, FL 12-Nov-1979

 
Lohr Aviation Chile Photo © Arica 2014

Lohr Aviation Chile Photo © Arica 2014

 
Paul Potgieter Photo © Pretoria-Wonderboom Aug-2018

Paul Potgieter Photo © Pretoria-Wonderboom Aug-2018

Twin Otter News

 

AIRCRAFT HISTORY FILE UPDATE

 

Master Index Page completed for MSN 001 to MSN 982

All MSN’s now colour coded for Status on Master Index Page

New colour codes added on Master Index Page for 1) Complete not delivered and 2) Production

MSN 7 has one additional image added

MSN 11 has one additional image added

MSN 26 has one additional image added

MSN 48 has one additional image added

MSN 103 has one additional image added

MSN 133 has nine additional images added

MSN 151 has two additional images added

MSN 161 has correction to status

MSN 182 has one additional image added

MSN 246 has one additional image added

MSN 281 has one additional image added

MSN 289 has one additional image added


 

TWIN OTTER NEWS

 

Air Moorea Employees Jailed as a result of 2007 Twin Otter Crash

A French Polynesian court has sentenced Air Moorea staff to jail terms relating to the 2007 crash of a company Twin Otter. Five former employees were given prison sentences of up to three years, including Air Moorea’s General Manager Freddy Chanseau. Also sentenced was the former head of French Polynesia’s air safety branch.

MSN 608, F-OIQI crashed shortly after take-off from Moorea on 09-Aug-2007 after the failure of an elevator control cable. There were 20 fatalities.

The accident report can be found here:

https://reports.aviation-safety.net/2007/20070809-0_DHC6_F-OIQI.pdf

 

Russia’s Aero Geo Suspends Twin Otter Operations

Although details remain unclear, reports from Russian sources indicate that Krasnoyarsk based Aero Geo has withdrawn their Twin Otter fleet as of 31-Dec-2018. The aircraft are owned by Rosneft, and were being operated by Air Geo. Further details welcome.