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