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Friday, 8 June 2012

On the Move & Image Update

45 -  DHC-6-100 N920R JHH Aircraft Inc., Lancaster CA

Although continuing to be registered to JHH Aircraft in Lancaster, California the aircraft was sold to Vancouver-based Gravitas Aviation Ltd. 11-May-2012 and is being offered for lease. The aircraft has a TT of 40,417 hours and has received manufacturer approved updates to -200 series standard, with -27 engines and -300 series wings.

239 - DHC-6-300 N239Z JHH Aircraft Inc., Lancaster, CA

Although continuing to be registered to JHH Aircraft in Lancaster, California the aircraft was sold to Vancouver-based Gravitas Aviation Ltd. 11-May-2012 and is being offered for lease. The aircraft has a TT of 31,691 hrs and has re-lifed wings and zero TSO -27 engines.


480 - DHC-6-300 P2-SWE Southwest Air, Mendi, PNG

Testflown following maintenance at Brisbane-Archerfield (YBAF) 03-Jun-2012, and then flew to Maroochydore, QLD (YBSU), Mackay, QLD (YBMK) and on to Cairns (YBCS) 06/07-Jun-2012. After spending the day in Cairns, it flew to Port Moresby, PNG (AYPY) on 07-Jun-2012. P2-SWE had positioned down to Brisbane on 02-May-2012.

MSN 480 DHC-6-300 P2-SWE
Southwest Air
Cairns, Qld 07-Jun-2012
FNQ Skies Photo

533 - DHC-6-300 C-FAKB Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

In spite of appearing it was going to leave shortly for it's delivery flight to Seabird in Turkey, the aircraft has so far remained in Calgary. On 07-Jun-2012 it flew a roundtrip from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Drumheller, AB (CEG4)

537 - DHC-6-300 TI-BBQ Nature Air, San Jose, Costa Rica

Returned to Twin Otter International & registered 07-Jun-2012 to Avro Ltd., Las Vegas, NV as N537AR. The aircraft has been operating in Costa Rica since 2007.

823 - DHC-6-300 N823X Transport Services LLC, Birmingham, AL

Flew West Georgia Regional, GA (KCTJ)-Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFLL) 08-Jun-2012 beginning it's journey back to base. The aircraft flew Montego Bay, Jamaica (MKJS)-Fort Lauderdale, FL (KFLL)- West Georgia Regional, GA (KCTJ) on 12-Feb-2012, presumably into maintenance at ASI. N823X along with MSN 826 N826X are operated by Drummond International, supporting their coal mining operations from Santa Marta, Colombia.

859 - DHC-6-400 C-GVAQ Viking Air Ltd., Sidney BC

Returned from Spokane, WA (KGEG) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) 03-Jun-2012; the aircraft had positioned over to Spokane on 25-May-2012.


Image Update

Certainly looking considerably less distinctive than sistership N564DH's bright orange and yellow scheme, Bald Mountain's N716JP is seen here at Anchorage yesterday. This aircraft was recently down in Victoria, BC for maintenance, and departed back to Alaska on 28-Apr-2012.

MSN 527 DHC-6-300 N716JP
Bald Mountain Air Service, Homer, AK
Anchorage 07-Jun-2012
Ben Cogger Photo