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.