Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

308 - DHC-6-300 C-FTXQ Beau Del Leasing Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Springbank, AB - Olds/Didsbury, AB - Churchill, MB 28-Jun-2018 as it embarks on its delivery flight to the Maldives. The ferry is being operated by World Wide Ferry of Calgary.

308_C-FTXQ_28-JUN-2018_1 copy.jpg

 

939 - DHC-6-400 N812SS Hilcorp Equipment Inc., Anchorage, AK [Bank of Utah NA]

Entered service 21-Jun-2018 Anchorage, AK - Kenai, AK. The aircraft is seen below at Anchorage, along with sistership N814SS in the photo below it.

 Ben Cogger Photo © Anchorage, AK 21-Jun-2018

Ben Cogger Photo © Anchorage, AK 21-Jun-2018

 Ben Cogger Photo © Anchorage, AK 21-Jun-2018

Ben Cogger Photo © Anchorage, AK 21-Jun-2018

971 - DHC-6-400 C-FCVK Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Spokane-Int'l, WA 27-Jun-2018 for painting.

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

308 - DHC-6-300 C-FTXQ Summit Air, Yellowknife, NT [8199400 Canada Inc.]

Registered to Beau Del Leasing Ltd., Calgary, AB 20-Jun-2018. The aircraft had been delivered down to Springbank, AB late last year. Currently it is being prepared for delivery to the Maldives.

368 - DHC-6-300 C-GGIR Canadian Flyers Worldwide, King City, ON [2225692 Ontario Inc.]

Registered to Guyana Goldfields Ltd., Toronto, ON 20-Jun-2018. The aircraft had previously been registered directly to Guyana Goldfields from 03-Jun-2016 to 16-Mar-2017, but transferred to Canadian Flyers Worldwide subsequent to that. In recent weeks the Twin Otter began to generate significant media interest, as a result of the local Guyanese carriers objecting to having a Canadian company taking their business. Moving the Twin Otter back under the registry of the mining company correctly supports the contention that it is a privately owned aircraft.

? - DHC-6-300 PK-HVU PT Dimonim Air, Jakarta

Hit by ground fire from Papua separatists after landing at Kenyam, Indonesia 22-Jun-2018. The F/O sustained minor injuries. This appears to be a former Aviastar Mandiri aircraft.

PK-HVU-3.jpg

 

 

Twin Otter News by Erik Johannesson

454 - DHC-6-300 PK-FSX PT Spirit Avia Sentosa, Jakarta

Updating entry for 12-Jun-2018; flew Honolulu-Inouye, HI - Klamath Falls, OR - Calgary-Int'l, AB - Springbank, AB 12/13-Jun-2018 returning to Rocky Mountain Aircraft.

 

560 - DHC-6-300 FAE 452 Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana, Quito

Minor damage in a runway excursion incident at Guayaquil, Ecuador 12-Jun-2018 as can be seen in the photos below.

 Aviacion Ecuador Photo ©

Aviacion Ecuador Photo ©

 Aviacion Ecuador Photo ©

Aviacion Ecuador Photo ©

779 - DHC-6-300 C-GFHA Harbour Air Ltd., Richmond, BC

Noted on test flight from Airdrie, AB to Lethbridge, AB and back again on 18-Jun-2018. This is the former Sherritt International 5R-MVC.

939 - DHC-6-400 N812SS Hilcorp Equipment Inc., Anchorage, AK [Bank of Utah Trustee]

Flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Port Hardy, BC - Ketchikan, AK - Sitka, AK - Anchorage, AK 16-Jun-2018 on delivery. The aircraft is seen below at Victoria prior to departure.

 Tim Martin Photo © Victoria-Int'l, BC 15-Jul-2018

Tim Martin Photo © Victoria-Int'l, BC 15-Jul-2018

949 - DHC-6-400 C-GVFP Longview Aviation Asset Management Inc., North Saanich, BC

Registered to Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC 12-Jun-2018

 

South Nahanni's C-GGLE has recently had new titles applied while it undergoes work at Pitt Meadows, BC

 Coast Dog Aviation Photo 

Coast Dog Aviation Photo 

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

Qatar Air Force Purchases DHC-6-400

The Qatari Armed Forces announced yesterday that they have signed an agreement with Viking for the purchase of DHC-6-400 aircraft.

The aircraft are (is?) expected to support the skydiving operations of the Qatar Special Forces.


93 - DHC-6-100 N169TH Mid Pacific Air LLC, Kailua-Kona, HI

Registration cancelled 08-Jun-2018. This aircraft had been resident, and for sale at Toledo, WA for at least the last eight years.

291 - DHC-6-300 C-FOPN Rocky Mountain Aircraft, Calgary, AB [Ashe Aircraft Enterprises]

Flew Springbank, AB - Chilliwack, BC 08-Jun-2018 for painting at Upper Valley Aviation.

454 - DHC-6-300 PK-FSX PT Spirit Avia Sentosa, Jakarta

Flew Biak-Frans Kaisepo - Pohnpei - Majuro - Honolulu-Inouye, HI - North Bend, OR 08/12-Jun-2018 as it returns to Rocky Mountain Aircraft following lease. The aircraft is seen below at Biak prior to departure.

 Biak-Frans Kaisepo 06-Jun-2018

Biak-Frans Kaisepo 06-Jun-2018

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

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

729 - DHC-6-300 9N-AEV Tara Air, Kathmandu

As a result of a bounced/porpoise landing at Jumla, Nepl on 09-Jun-2018, the aircraft left the runway, causing the failure of the nose gear. It came to a stop after hitting a fence, resulting in fairly significant damage to the aircraft.

 Kathmandu Post Photo 

Kathmandu Post Photo 

 

588 - DHC-6-300 PJ-WIT Winair-Winward Islands Airways, Sint-Maarten

Registration cancelled 08-Jun-2018, officially imported to Canada 08-Jun-2018 and registered to Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB same day as C-FBBW.

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

Registration cancelled 06-Jun-2018 on export to U.S.A. Registered to Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT 11-Jun-2018 as N812SS for Hilcorp Equipment, Anchorage, AK.

960 - DHC-6-400 VP-CHP Sea Aviation 2 Ltd., Georgetown

Registered 10-Apr-2018

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

Flew Spokane-Int'l, WA - Victoria-Int'l, BC 08-Jun-2018 after painting.

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

324 - DHC-6-300 N495NS Safeway Asset Management Inc., Indialantic, FL

Flew Fort Pierce, FL - Thomaston, GA - Columbia, MO - Norfolk, NE - Rapid City, SD - Billings, MT - Calgary-Int'l, AB 01/02-Jun-2018. This is the former Fuerza Aérea del Peru 317 which crashed in Peru on 09-Mar-2012. The rebuilding of the aircraft was undertaken by Fort Pierce based Aviation Management Sales LLC.

573 - DHC-6-300 P2-KSM Hevilift PNG, Waigani

Updating entry for 21-May-2018; as expected, the flight from Cairns to Tarawa on 06/07-May-2018 was a delivery to Air Kiribati. The aircraft having been leased to accomodate maintenance requirements on the Y-12 fleet. 

Having encountered a series of protracted regulatory hurdles in bringing the PNG registered aircraft on line, it hasn't yet entered service.

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

Registration cancelled 06-Jun-2018 to U.S.A.


 

Skeeterbomber N7MC Update

From a news item appearing at NOLA.com/The Times Picayune yesterday, a series of photos of the Mosquito Control Twin Otter N7MC. The full article can be seen at the link below.

https://www.nola.com/expo/erry-2018/06/7e191cf6d07225/skeeterbomber.html

This aircraft, the former C-FGQE was converted by Ikhana to a new 100HP™ series in 2017.

 Ben Smith Photo 

Ben Smith Photo 

 
 40_N7MC Kim Chatelain NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune Photo ©

40_N7MC Kim Chatelain NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune Photo ©

 
 40_N7MC Kim Chatelain NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune Photo ©

40_N7MC Kim Chatelain NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune Photo ©

 
40_N7MC_Kim-Chatelain,-NOLA.com_The-Times-Picayune_May-2018_1024.jpg

Nepal Airlines Corporation Committee Recommends Six DHC-6-400's

04-Jun-2018, Kathmandu  The committee formed to recommend additional Twin Otter requirements for Nepal Airlines submitted their report to the government last week. They have recommended a total of 6 new aircraft. 

The committee has also suggested that the trade-in of Nepal Airlines existing -300 series should be pursued separately, in order to maximize return. 

The plan is expected to be tabled with the Nepal Airlines board shortly, after which the necessary finance will be arranged.

Nepal Airlines has had the Twin Otter as part of their fleet for forty-seven years.

 Kurt Roth Photo © Kathmandu Mar-1986

Kurt Roth Photo © Kathmandu Mar-1986

 

TAC Air Operations 3 Twin Otters at San Diego, CA

 Mark Kruse Photo © San Diego. CA

Mark Kruse Photo © San Diego. CA

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

410 - DHC-6-300 DQ-PSE Fiji Link, Nadi

Flew Santa Maria, CA - Saint Johns, AZ - Amarillo-Tradewind, TX - Ripley, MS - Thomaston, GA 30/31-May-2018 returning to lessor.

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

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


Suburban Airlines DHC-6-200 N187SA (MSN 131)

 Larry Green Photo © Reading, PA

Larry Green Photo © Reading, PA

DHC-6-100 N166DH (MSN 66)

 Jeff Burch Photo © Zephyrhills, FL

Jeff Burch Photo © Zephyrhills, FL

Markair Express DHC-6-300 N442CA (MSN 290)

290_N442CA_1024.jpg

U.S. Forest Service DHC-6-300 N141Z (MSN 803)

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Redding, CA 05-Mar-2018

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Redding, CA 05-Mar-2018

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines DHC-6-300 Vistaliner N189GC (MSN 772)

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Boulder City, NV 25-Feb-2018

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Boulder City, NV 25-Feb-2018

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

53 - DHC-6-100 N203E Adventure Aviation LLC, Dover, DE

Fuselage hulk noted at Eloy, AZ 20-May-2018 as seen in the photo below. N203E was damaged beyond repair in an accident at Sullivan, MO 08-Jun-2001.

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Eloy, AZ 20-May-2018

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Eloy, AZ 20-May-2018

 

410 - DHC-6-300 DQ-PSE Fiji Link, Nadi

Flew Nadi - Majuro - Honolulu-Inouye, HI - Santa Maria, CA 25/29-May-2018, and at the time of writing is about 1/3 of the way across on the Hawaii - California sector. The aircraft is being returned to the lessor after seven years in Fiji.

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

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

414 - DHC-6-300 N38535 Aircraft Investments Ltd., Providenciales [TVPX Aircraft Solutions]

Updating entry for 28-May-2018; originally filed for Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL - Providenciales 28-May-2018, however flew to Georgetown, Exuma instead.

938 - DHC-6-400 C-GVZQ Longview Aviation Asset Management, North Saanich, BC

Flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Bellingham, WA - Spokane-Int'l, WA 29-May-2018.

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

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Spokane-Int'l,WA 28-May-2018 for painting.

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

164 - DHC-6-200 N164BA Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Olds, AB - Churchill, MB - Iqaluit, NU - Keflavík - Belfast-Int'l. - Toulouse-Blagnac 25/28-May-2018 on delivery. The ferry flight was undertaken by World Wide Ferry.

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

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

 

414 - DHC-6-300 N38535 Aircraft Investments Ltd., Providenciales [TVPX Aircraft Solutions]

Flew Thomaston, GA - Tallahasse, FL - Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL 25/26-May-2018, and Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL - Nassai 28-May-2018. This is the former DQ-PSD which had been with National Aerotech at Thomaston since late Mar-2018.

859 - DHC-6-400 P2-IRN Hevilift PNG, Waigan [CMCA Communities/OK Tedi Mining)

Flew Port Moresby - Cairns, QLD 25-May-2018

949 - DHC-6-400 C-GVFP Longview Aviation Asset Management, North Saanich, BC

Updating entry for 24-May-2018; continued Spokane-Int'l, WA - Victoria-Int'l, BC 24-May-2018, and is seen below on arrival with thanks to Tim Martin.

 Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 24-May-2018

Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 24-May-2018

965 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Updating entry for 24-May-2018; flew Belgrade - Hurghada - Abu Dhabi-Int'l 24/25-May-2018 completing its delivery flight. 

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

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

Grand Canyon Airlines DHC-6-300 Vistaliner N72GC MSN 264

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Grand Canyon 19-May-2018

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Grand Canyon 19-May-2018

Grand Canyon Airlines DHC-6-300 Vistaliner MSN 241 N142SA

 Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Grand Canyon 19-May-2018

Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo © Grand Canyon 19-May-2018

Divi Divi Air DHC-6-300 MSN 296 PJ-DVD

 Curacao Airport Photo 

Curacao Airport Photo 

Solomon Airways DHC-6-300 MSN 280 H4-OTA

 Ian Worby Photo 

Ian Worby Photo 

FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA DHC-6-200 MSN 225 T-86

 Fede Murillo Photo ©

Fede Murillo Photo ©

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

949 - DHC-6-400 C-GVFP Longview Aviation Asset Management Inc., North Saanich, BC

Flew South Saint Paul, MN - Bismarck, ND - Mile City, MT - Great Falls, MT - Spokane-Int'l, WA 23/24-May-2018. The first four legs being filed under the aircraft registration, while the last to Spokane as VKN949

965 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Updating entry for 23-Apr-2018; continued Wick - Belgrade 23-May-2018 and at the time of writing 24-May-2018 is approaching the Egyptian coastline in the vicinity of Alexandria.

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

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

DHC-6-300 N322AV MSN 320 of Berry Aviation

 Steve O'Brien Photo © San Marcos, TX

Steve O'Brien Photo © San Marcos, TX


DHC-6-300 5H-MVJ MSN 582

 Regional Air Photo 

Regional Air Photo 


DHC-6-200 N190KM MSN 190

 Thomas Martini Photo ©

Thomas Martini Photo ©

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

164 - DHC-6-200 N164BA Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Flew Bellingham, WA - Calgary-Int'l, AB 22-May-2018 following completion of export formalities and ferry permits. The aircraft is expected to depart to France shortly.

949 - DHC-6-400 C-GVFP Longview Aviation Asset Management Inc., North Saanich, BC

Flight planned to depart South Saint Paul, MN 23-May-2018 for Bismarck, ND. This aircraft has been with Wipaire since 29-Jan-2018.

965 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Updating entry for 22-Apr-2018; continued Reykjavík - Wick 23-May-2018 and at the time of writing was east of Hamburg.

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

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


Random Twin Otters

Trans Maldivian DHC-6-400 8Q-TMY MSN 849

 Simon Clancy Photo © 10-Jun-2016

Simon Clancy Photo © 10-Jun-2016


Kenn Borek Air DHC-6-300 C-FKBX MSN 373

 Alan Sim Photo © Cambridge Bay 10-Aug-2015

Alan Sim Photo © Cambridge Bay 10-Aug-2015


Air Vanuatu DHC-6-300 YJ-AV11 MSN 564

 Stephen Rees Photo © 13-Oct-2015

Stephen Rees Photo © 13-Oct-2015


Nature Air DHC-6-300 Vistaliner TI-BBF MSN 683

 Terry Feuerborn Photo © Tortuguero 08-May-2010

Terry Feuerborn Photo © Tortuguero 08-May-2010

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

834 - DHC-6-300 J8-GAW SVG Air, Saint Vincent [Grenadine Air Alliance]

Updating back to circa 2017; leased to Trans Island Air 2000, Bridgetown by Nov-2017, and noted parked at Saint Lucia-Castries by 29-Nov-2017 in full Grenadine Air Alliance c/s. Repainted into Trans Island Air 2000 c/s (without titles) by Mar-2018, again noted at Saint Lucia-Castries as such. Trans Island Air (2000) suspended operations on 18-Apr-2018, and the aircraft is now for sale.

Of note, this becomes the third time that Trans Island Air has ceased operations.

 Angel Vee Photo © Saint Lucia-Hewanorra

Angel Vee Photo © Saint Lucia-Hewanorra

 Garry Donovan Photo © Saint Lucia-Castries Mar-2018

Garry Donovan Photo © Saint Lucia-Castries Mar-2018

 

965 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Updating entry for 21-May-2018; flew Springbank, AB - Olds/Didsbury, AB - Saskatoon, SK - Churchill, MB - Iqaluit, NU - Reykjavík 20/22-May-2018 on its delivery flight.

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

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

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

The Archive has had 239 new Aircraft History pages and photographs added, and 202 *new* photographs as well. Click on the Archive tab, then on "what's new" - or if you are reading via your subscription click below:


120 - DHC-6-200HG™ N718KW Warren Transportation LLC, Dallas, TX

Flew Dallas-Addison, TX - Mena, AR 14-May-2018 and Mena, AR - Dallas-Addison, TX 21-May-2018. Repaint?

164 - DHC-6-200 N164BA Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Bellingham, WA 20-May-2018 for completion of export formalities and necessary permits for delivery to France. It is expected to return to Calgary later today.

 Dave Subelack Photo © Calgary, AB 01-Jan-2018

Dave Subelack Photo © Calgary, AB 01-Jan-2018

 

410 - DHC-6-300 DQ-PSE Fiji Link, Nadi [Deborah C. Aharon Trustee, Providenciales]

Lease return is pending, and the aircraft is expected to depart Fiji in the next week.

 Paul Howard Photo © Nadi 02-Dec-2016

Paul Howard Photo © Nadi 02-Dec-2016

 

414 - DHC-6-300 DQ-PSD Fiji Link, Nadi [Deborah C. Aharon Trustee, Providenciales]

Updating entry for 28-Mar-2018; to Aircraft Investments Ltd., Providenciales 04-May-2018 and registered to TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc., Trustee, North Salt Lake City, UT 07-May-2018.

This aircraft had been delivered to Thomaston, Georgia back in Mar-2018 by Worldwide Ferry.

573 - DHC-6-300 P2-KSM Hevilift, Waigani, NCD

Flew Cairns, QLD - Honiara - Tarawa 06/07-May-2018. Of note, this marks the aircraft's return to the air after nine years on the ground. It had been containerized in the Caribbean in 2009, eventually making its way to Cairns, QLD during 2010, and was rebuilt during the ensuing years.

871 - DHC-6-400 N48TR Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Flew Medford, OR - Victoria-Int'l, BC 14-May-2018. The aircraft has been parked at Medford since Oct-2013, having only amassed about 25 hours in total time. Given the aircraft has been for sale for some time, I'd guess that it may have now been sold.

 Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 15-May-2018

Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 15-May-2018

 

965 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Vernon, BC - Springbank, AB 17-May-2018 prior to departing on delivery, which is expected to occur today.

 John Olafson Photo © Vernon, BC 18-May-2018

John Olafson Photo © Vernon, BC 18-May-2018

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

905 - DHC-6-400 B-55573 Daily Air Corporation, Taipei [CAVU Aviation Finance]

A Daily Air Twin Otter has once again found itself off the runway in Taiwan, fortunately coming to a stop before any significant damage could occur. The incident occurred 23-Apr-2018 at Kaohsiung, and the aircraft is seen below.

 Photo via Planes of Legend

Photo via Planes of Legend

 

 

Twin Otter Update by Erik Johannesson

 Mike Burdett Photo © Chatteris 22-Apr-2018

Mike Burdett Photo © Chatteris 22-Apr-2018

 
 Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 18-Apr-2018

Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 18-Apr-2018

 

17 - DHC-6-100 C-FSCA Transwest Air LP, Prince Albert, SK

Damaged beyond repair in hangar fire at Prince Albert, SK on 15-Apr-2018. Just a few days prior, we received some photos of C-FSCA in the hangar, as seen below. This aircraft was the oldest operational Twin Otter in Canada, delivered to Shell Canada in 1966.

 
C-FSCA_1.jpg
 
C-FSCA-3.jpg
 

389 - DHC-6-300 PK-HVN PT Dimonim Air, Jakarta

Flew Merauke - Horn Island, QLD - Cairns, QLD 21/22-Apr-2018, presumably for maintenance.

 

527 - DHC-6-300 N716JP Bald Mountain Air Service, Homer, AK

Aircraft struck a person just after becoming airborne from a sea ice strip approximately 140 miles from Deadhorse, AK on 20-Mar-2018. The aircraft was participating in ICEX 2018 exercise at the time, and it sustained significant damage to left wing and aileron.

As it was unflyable, and located on deteriorating sea ice, the choices became abandon the aircraft where it sat, or devise a plan to have it slung out from the very remote location. Over the ensuing days the engines and wings were able to be removed, and it was eventually recovered successfully from the ice by Tanalian & Northern Pioneer Helicopters.

It would not have been the first Twin Otter to succumb to being abandoned on the ice, nor would it be the first to have been unceremoniously dropped during recovery - so all in all, a good job by everyone involved. 

The injured person was a civilian contractor employed by the Navy Arctic Submarine Laboratory, and amazingly he survived the incident.

A variety of pictures can be seen below, all with credit to Pete Johnson.

 
N716JP-3.jpg
 
N716JP-4.jpg
 
N716JP-5.jpg
 

783 - DHC-6-300 VP-FBB British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge

Flew Grand Cayman - Houston-Sugarland, TX - Garden City, KS - Casper, WY - Calgary-Int'l, AB - Springbank, AB 04/06-Apr-2018 returning from Antarctica.

 

793 - DHC-6-300 C-FKBU Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Registered 19-Apr-2018; this aircraft had been returned from PAL Airlines lease in Oct-2017 but had not been officially registered to Kenn Borek until now.

 

Aircraft News by Erik Johannesson

938 - DHC-6-400 C-GVZQ Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Noted at Victoria-Int'l, BC 05-Apr-2018 now in full Aurora c/s. This aircraft had originally arrived in Victoria in Mar-2016 with an all white scheme.

 Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 05-Apr-2018

Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 05-Apr-2018


964 - DHC-6-400 C-FMVQ Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Calgary-Int'l, AB 06-Apr-2018 as VKN964.

Aircraft & Operator News by Erik Johannesson

Fogo Island via EVAS Air Beginning April 23, 2018

The inaugural commercial air service from Gander to Fogo Island is expected to launch on 23-Apr-2018, operated by Gander based EVAS Air.

Former Air Labrador DHC-6-300 C-GNQY (MSN 450) is seen below, now carrying full EVAS colours in preparation for the flights. 

 EVAS Air Photo

EVAS Air Photo

Aircraft News by Erik Johannesson

46 - DHC-6-100 N460TA Texas Air Services Inc., Dickinson, TX

Registered 04-Mar-2018, ex HI644.


208 - DHC-6-200 N901ST Airborne Support Group LLC, Marion, MT

Re-registered N82LH 03-Apr-2018.


787 - DHC-6-300 VP-FBC British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge

Flew Grand Cayman - Houston-Sugarland - Garden City, KS - Casper, WY - Calgary-Int'l, AB - Springbank, AB 01/02-Apr-2018 returning from Antarctica.

Operator News by Erik Johannesson

Nepal Airlines in Negotiations to Acquire New Twin Otters

As part of the Nepal Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation 100-day action plan, Nepal Airlines is expected to acquire DHC-6-400 aircraft. The number of units is variously reported as 4, 6 or 8. The airline is also hoping to trade their current three DHC-6-300's against the purchase.

 

Operator News by Erik Johannesson

Aurora Airlines to add Five DHC-6-400's for New Kuril Islands Operations

Courtesy of Russian Aviation Insider

Aurora Airlines, Aeroflot Group’s subsidiary active in the Far Eastern region of Russia, will receive five  DHC-6 Twin Otter 400 turboprops. They will use to launch service to Kuril Islands. Administration of Sakhalin Region, which shares the ownership of the airline (51%) with Aeroflot, reports that the shareholders have reached the decision to top up Aurora’s capital to finance the purchase of the aircraft.

The governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako announced plans to launch direct service between Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Shikotan Island, unprecedented in history. Construction of a runway on the island is scheduled to begin before the end of this year. Construction of a new runway is also underway on Paramushir Island, in advance of the re-launch of regular connection with Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Aurora Airlines currently operates three 19-seat DHC-6s produced by Canadian manufacturer Viking Air. The aircraft can be operated off short runways, from 360 m. The Russian airlines has recently achieved a 10,000 flight hours on the type.

Currently Aurora uses Bombardier Q400 turboprops for flights across Sakhalin Region, including service to Iturup and Shikotan islands. In 2016 the airline also resumed service between Kunashir and Shikotan islands on Mil Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter.

According to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency’s records, Aurora Airlines’ fleet includes 10 Airbus А319s, 11 Bombardier DHC-8 and three DHC-6s.

The Far Eastern region has been under special attention of the Russian government in the last years. In late 2017 prime minister Dmitriy Medvedev ordered the lifting of VAT off flights to the region. He also instructed appropriate agencies to elaborate measures aimed at fleet renewal and reconstruction of several airports in the region.

Supplier/MRO News by Erik Johannesson

Team JAS to exhibit at the MRO Americas Exhibition in Orlando, Florida

April 5, 2018 JACKSONVILLE, FL – Team JAS will be exhibiting at the MRO Americas Exhibition, the premier MRO Trade Show and Industry Event to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 10th through April 12th.

"We are very excited to be exhibiting at MRO Americas this year” said Paul Theofan, president of Team JAS. "Our FAA and EASA Certified Repair Station has continued to grow over the past few years with significant investments in both equipment and personnel which has dramatically increased our capabilities. We look forward to speaking with customers looking for cost effective ways to reduce their MRO costs”. Team JAS, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida has continued to expand to meet higher global demand. “This is the first time Team JAS will be exhibiting at MRO Americas, and we are pleased to be doing so along with our parent company, Regional One” added Mr. Theofan. “Team JAS has always focused on providing operators with cost-effective MRO Solutions, such as DER Repairs and Part Fabrications as well as the extensive use of our own proprietary FAA-PMA approved replacement parts. We look forward to expanding on these past successes with additional offerings, and this show will afford us a prime opportunity to meet with customers to discuss new solutions.”

Regional One is a purchaser, lessor and seller of aircraft, aircraft parts, engines and engine parts and other related support items applicable to the Regional / Commuter aircraft worldwide. For more information please visit www.regionalone.com

Team JAS is a customer driven solutions company that has supported the Twin Otter fleet as well as various other Regional Turboprops worldwide for over 30 years. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, the 33,000 square foot facility includes sales and logistical support, a maintenance repair and overhaul facility: JAS ServicesSM FAA/EASA 145 and Viking Air Ltd. FECC (Factory Endorsed Component Center) approved, an engineering and manufacturing division: JAS Engineered SolutionsSM, and a large climate-controlled warehouse. For more information please contact our team at 904.292.2328 or via email at sales@teamjas.com