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Monday, 8 February 2016

Aircraft Update for 08-Feb-2016




The second Twin Otter for Spirit Avia Sentosa (along with SN 454) is MSN 357 PK-FSA, which is the former PK-BRZ.

MSN 357 - DHC-6-300 PK-FSA
Spirit Avia Sentosa



154 - DHC-6-200 C-FDGV West Wind Aviation LP, Saskatoon, SK

Registered 05-Feb-2016


217 - DHC-6-200 C-FLXP West Wind Aviation LP, Saskatoon, SK

Registered 05-Feb-2016


260 - DHC-6-300 C-FVEG West Wind Aviation LP, Saskatoon, SK

Registered 05-Feb-2016


492 - DHC-6-300 C-GIGK West Wind Aviation LP, Saskatoon, SK

Registered 05-Feb-2016


391 - DHC-6-300 C-GHVV Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB

Flew Springbank, AB - Great Falls, MT 08-Feb-2016 en route to the paint shop in Mena, AR


577 - DHC-6-300 OY-NSA Nordic Seaplanes, Aarhus

Flew Altenrhein/Saint Gallen - Lubeck - Billund 05-Feb-2016 on delivery, and is seen below in front of the Danish Air Transport hangar there.

The aircraft is expected to enter service next month.






593 - DHC-6-300 N564D AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC, Delray Beach, FL

Registration cancelled 03-Feb-2016 on export to Switzerland.


The RUAG hangar in Bern containing two European Coastal Airlines DHC-6-300's, with MSN 696 HB-LRQ near the doors, and MSN 593 N564D closer to the camera.





A nice shot of Southwest Air's MSN 480 P2-SWE at Tiunga, Papua New Guinea, courtesy of Adam Robinson.

MSN 480 - DHC-6-300 P2-SWE
Southwest Air
Tiunga, PNG
Adam Robinson Photo



The Missionary's DHC-6-200 P2-MFU was down in Cairns, QLD on 02-Feb-2016 as seen below courtesy of FNQ Skies


MSN 182 - DHC-6-200 P2-MFU
Mission Aviation Fellowship PNG
Cairns, QLD 02-Feb-2016
FNQ Skies Photo



Additional photographs of the non airworthy Twin Otters in Libya are always appreciated, and thanks to Harry Cole for the ones below, taken at the Aero Club Libya hangar in Benghazi in 2008.

Most of the unflyable airframes were air freighted to As Sidr, Libya however these three don't appear to be amongst them, although they don't appear to be at Benghazi either.

MSN 641 5A-DCX is seen immediately below, and in the right corner of the final photograph. The distinctive (ugly) mustard and orange paint scheme belongs to the Libyan Ministry of Agriculture. 5A-DCX was built in 1979, and delivered in 1980.


MSN 641 - DHC-6-300 5A-DCX
Libyan Ministry of Agriculture (Libyan Arab Airlines)
Benghazi, Libya
H. Cole Photo


Looking a little worse off, or maybe just more dusty,  MSN 653 5A-DDB was also built in 1979, and delivered in 1980 to the Libyan Ministry of Agriculture.


MSN 653 - DHC-6-300 5A-DDB
Libyan Ministry of Agriculture (Libyan Arab Airlines)
Benghazi, Libya
H. Cole Photo


MSN 769, 5A-DJJ is seen below with Air Jamahiriya titles, which was the final operating name for United African Airlines to whom it was delivered in 1981.


MSN 769 - DHC-6-300 5A-DJJ
Air Jamahiriya (Libyan Arab Airlines)
Benghazi, Libya
H. Cole Photo