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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Twin Otter Update for 16-Aug-2017



287 - DHC-6-300 PJ-WCD Winair, Sint-Maarten

Flew Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL - Orlando-Executive, FL - Birmingham, AL - Wichita-Eisenhower, KS - Denver-Rocky Mountain, CO - Cheyenne, WY - Calgary-Int'l, AB 03/06-Aug-2017 on return to Kenn Borek Air.


675 - DHC-6-300 N675BA Berry Aviation Inc., San Marcos, TX

Updating entry for yesterday; flew Bangor, ME - St. John's. NL 16-Aug-2017, again using the Southern Cross flight number SXA421.

Aircraft Incident


891 - DHC-6-400 FAP 306 Fuerza Aérea del Perú, Iquitos

Damaged during runway excursion on landing at Iquitos, Peru 15-Aug-2017. The aircraft was on a training flight at the time, and there were no serious injuries.

You have to note the striking similarity in the resting position of FAP 306 when compared to the last two DHC-6-400 incidents in Taiwan and  Japan. There were also two prior MASWings excursions as well, although luckily, those aircraft did not end up in the bushes adjacent to the runway.

Daniel Carbajal Photo

Daniel Carbajal Photo

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Twin Otter Update for 15-Aug-2017



231 - DHC-6-300 N564E AMS Aircraft Leasing Inc., Port Saint Lucie, FL

Registration pending 10-Aug-2017. This is the former RDPL-34180 which had arrived in Florida via shipping container on 06-Oct-2014

244 - DHC-6-300 HB-LRJ RUAG Aviation Schweiz, Emmen

Noted still parked at Bern 14-Aug-2017, still on amphib floats, in basic European Coastal c/s without titles.

355 - DHC-6-300 C-FCSW Air Labrador Ltd., Goose Bay, NL

Registered to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB 14-Aug-2017. This aircraft was flown back to Springbank by World Wide Ferry on 20/21-Jul-2017.

557 - DHC-6-300 9A-TOA RUAG Aviation Schweiz, Emmen

Noted still parked at Bern 14-Aug-2017; still on amphib floats, in blue & white European Coastal c/s, without titles.

675 - DHC-6-300 N675BA Berry Aviation Inc., San Marcos, TX

Flew San Marcos, TX - Bangor, ME 15-Aug-2017. The aircraft is being ferried by Southern Cross Aviation as SXA421.  I'm guessing that it is heading towards Africa to join, or replace the aircraft already there. N675BA has been with Berry since 2013, but has always remained in the U.S. till this point.

696 - DHC-6-300 9A-TOE RUAG Aviation Schweiz, Emmen

Noted still parked at Bern 14-Aug-2017, on wheels and in basic European Coastal c/s without titles. 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Twin Otter Update for 14-Aug-2017


I am continuing to work on the new TwinOtterWorld, which will replace this site in the near future. Currently, I am about half way through creating the new Operator/Fleet files, which is probably the biggest single task. With any luck I hope to have things completed by week's end.








With thanks to Desert Sand Aircraft Leasing, two Twin Otters that have now received the Skydive Spaceland livery. Firstly is MSN 37 N337MB which is the former N71EC, and below that MSN 228 N228YK which has finally shed the yellow Ptarmigan Airways livery.

37 - DHC-6-100 N337MB Desert Sand Aircraft Leasing, Rosharon, TX


228 - DHC-6-200 N228YK Desert Sand Aircraft Leasing, Rosharon, TX


The National Transportation Safety Board has released its report on the accident involving the Skydive Perris DHC-6-300 N708PV on 24-May-2017. The report can be viewed at the link below:

DHC-6-300 N708PV Accident Report


Crystal Cruz Photo

Friday, 11 August 2017

Twin Otter Update for 11-Aug-2017



Last week I had posted a couple of items with respect to DHC-6-300's MSN 389 and MSN 620 which are operated by Dimonim Air.  As Dimonim rather strenuously objected, I removed the items a couple days ago while seeking documentation/correspondence supporting their current status. I am now in possession of that documentation, and accordingly have restored the news items below.

389 - DHC-6-300 Vista PK-HVN PT Dimonim Air, Jakarta (PT Marta Buana Abadi)

Notice of default issued to lessee 10-Oct-2016, and notice to surrender aircraft to lessor issued on 24-Feb-2017. Lessor has applied to Indonesian CAA to de-register aircraft back to the U.S.A. Lessee (PT Dimonim Air) is in arrears in excess of $1 million USD for the two Twin Otters.



620 - DHC-6-300 PK-HVM PT Dimonim Air, Jakarta (PT Marta Buana Abadi)

Notice of default issued to lessee 10-Oct-2016, and notice to surrender aircraft to lessor issued on 24-Feb-2017. Lessor has applied to Indonesian CAA to de-register aircraft back to the U.S.A. Lessee (PT Dimonim Air) is in arrears in excess of $1 million USD for the two Twin Otters.






Aerocorp Avionics Solutions has announced the successful installation and entry into service of the first of three Garmin 950 equipped with Trans Maldivian Airways. The initial aircraft, seen below is MSN 256 8Q-MBC which is a 1969 built machine originally delivered to ARAMCO.







The Garmin-950 upgrade has now been installed on the following aircraft:

  • MSN 184 LN-JMP
  • MSN 256 8Q-MBC
  • MSN 368 C-GGIR
  • MSN 577 OY-NSA
  • MSN 636 HB-LRN
  • MSN 748 VP-FAZ
  • MSN 766 PK-FSC
  • MSN 783 VP-FBB
  • MSN 787 VP-FBC
  • MSN 839 VP-FBL

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Twin Otter Update for 10-Aug-2017



Hevilift Australia's new DHC-6-300 VH-YWJ is seen below at its new base in Brisbane, with thanks to Lloyd Fox.

509 - DHC-6-300 VH-YWJ Hevilift Australia  Brisbane 07-Aug-2017 Lloyd Fox Photo

There were two Twin Otters this year at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, a 300 series from NOAA, and a 400 series from Viking/Pacific Sky. Photos thanks to Ian Macdonald.

824 - DHC-6-300 N46RF U.S. Department of Commerce/NOAA  Oshkosh WI 27-Jul-2017 Ian Macdonald Photo

944 - DHC-6-400 C-FMJO Pacific Sky Aviation Oshkosh WI 23-Jul-2017 Ian Macdonald Photo

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Twin Otter Update for 08-Aug-2017


Coming Very Shortly!






549 - DHC-6-300 C-GIZF Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB


Flew Springbank, AB - Gimli, MB - Moosonee, ON - Wabush, NL - Goose Bay, NL 04/05-Aug-2017 for Air Borealis. This aircraft had earlier returned to Springbank on 22-Mar-2017, and is seen below in May-2017. The return ferry flight back to Labrador was operated by World Wide Ferry.

549 DHC-6-200 C-GIZF Springbank,  AB 17-May-2017 John Olafson Photo

Friday, 4 August 2017

Twin Otter Update for 04-Aug-2017


94 - DHC-6-200HG™ C-GQKN  Harbour Air   Green Lake, BC

857 - DHC-6-400 PK-BAR PT Air Born  Bali 23-Jul-2017 Dreamcatcher-68 Photo


190 - DHC-6-200 N190KM Kevin McCole, Brookline, NH

Registered to Fayard Enterprises LLC, Wake Forest, NC 02-Aug-2017. Aircraft has been operated by Skydive Carolina.

190 DHC-6-200 N190KM Atlanta South Regional, GA Gordon Shepherd Photo


296 - DHC-6-300 C-GLAI Planes & Parts Ltd., Turner Valley, AB

Updating previous entries; aircraft was moved to Kenn Borek Air in Calgary, AB on 11-Jul-2017 who will prepare it for service entry with DiviDivi Air in Curaçao.


369 - DHC-6-300 C-FGON Planes & Parts Ltd., Turner Valley, AB

Updating previous entries; aircraft was moved to Kenn Borek Air in Calgary, AB on 11-Jul-2017 who will prepare it for service entry with DiviDivi Air in Curaçao.


509 - DHC-6-300 P2-KSG Hevilift PNG, Waigani

Updating entry for 04-Jul-2017 where the aircraft had arrived in Cairns, QLD; repainted into new Hevilift livery and registered 25-Jul-2017 to Hevilift Australia (Fixed Wing) Pty Ltd., Banyo, QLD as VH-YWJ. The aircraft is seen below with thanks to FNQ Skies.

509 - DHC-6-300 VH-YWJ Hevilift Australia  Cairns, QLD 27-Jul-2017 FNQ Skies Photo


874 - DHC-6-400 B-55571 Daily Air Corp., Taiwan (CAVU Aviation Finance)

Damaged airframe left Taiwan 02-Aug-2017 via container bound for Victoria, BC for repair by Viking Air. It is expected to be completed by the end of the year, and then return to Asia.



952 - DHC-6-400 C-FVIK Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Olds/Didsbury, AB - Thompson, MB - Iqaluit, NU - Keflavík - Altenrhein/Saint Gallen 26/29-Jul-2017 on delivery. 

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