Twin Otter Update / by Erik Johannesson

480 - DHC-6-300 P2-SWE South West Air, Mendi

Noted at Cairns, QLD 19-Nov-2017 in full Tropic Air c/s, and now registered P2-TBM. The aircraft had ferried down from Port Moresby on 11-Oct-2017, as seen in the second photo below.

This is the second Twin Otter for Tropic Air.

FNQ Skies Photo © Cairns, QLD 19-Nov-2017

FNQ Skies Photo © Cairns, QLD 19-Nov-2017

FNQ Skies Photo © Cairns, QLD 11-Oct-2017

FNQ Skies Photo © Cairns, QLD 11-Oct-2017

897 - DHC-6-400 C-GVKI Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Heraklion - Corfu - Ancona - Wick - Reykjavík - Churchill, MB - Calgary-Int'l, AB 19/29-Oct-2017 returning from contract operation in the middle east.

Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 26-Jun-2015

Tim Martin Photo © Victoria, BC 26-Jun-2015


EVAS Air to Operate Gander - Fogo Island with DHC-6

Gander-based Exploits Valley Air Service (EVAS Air) is starting a scheduled air charter service to and from Fogo Island. 

EVAS Air president Patrick White said the service will start in the near future and its frequency will depend on demand. 

“We anticipate there will be a big demand for the service, which will use a newly refurbished Twin Otter that seats 16-18 passengers,” he said. 

“Once passengers arrive in Gander, they will be provided a hop on, hop off shuttle service to the main terminal building for connecting flights, to the James Paton Memorial Hospital, government service centres, and shopping areas.”  

EVAS Air will also make the aircraft available for medical transfer services and private charters on request. 

“This new air charter service opens up many new opportunities for residents in the region, both personal and business,” White said. 

Additional details on the services will be released in the future.