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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Aircraft Movements

154 - DHC-6-200 C-FDGV Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB


  • Calgary, AB (CYYC/YYC) - Edmonton, AB (CYEG/YEG)
  • Edmonton, AB (CYEG/YEG) - High Level, AB (CYOJ/YOJ)
  • High Level, AB (CYOJ/YOJ) - Yellowknife, NT (YZF/YZF)

C-FDGV was acquired by Kenn Borek (from Nakina Outpost Camps & Air Service) 09-Oct-2012.

Aircraft Movements

871 - DHC-6-400 C-FMJO Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

22-Dec-2012 Planned as C-FMJO (but could become VKN871)

  • Calgary, AB (CYYC/YYC) - Spokane, WA (KGEG/GEG)
Looks like MSN 871 is heading to the paint shop, joining MSN 870 which arrived there last night from Victoria.

MSN 871 is the third airframe in a row destined for a third undisclosed Customer.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Aircraft Movements

870 - DHC-6-400 C-GVVA Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

21-Dec-2012 as VKN870

  • Victoria, BC (CYYJ/YYJ) - Spokane, WA (KGEG/GEG)

C-GVVA had been flown direct Calgary, AB (CYYC) - Victoria, BC (CYYJ) on 12-Dec-2012, skipping the normal trip through Spokane, WA. As with MSN 869, this aircraft is destined for  another undisclosed Customer.

MSN 870 - DHC-6-400 C-GVVA
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria, BC 21-Dec-2012
Brian Maddison Photo

Aircraft Movements

873 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP (2) Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registered 19-Dec-2012

874 - DHC-6-400 C-GLVA (5) Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registered 19-Dec-2012

875 - DHC-6-400 C-FVAT (2) Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registered 19-Dec-2012

Note the number following the registration simply indicates the number of times it has been used. As an example C-GLVA (5) means that 874 is the fifth Twin Otter airframe to carry these marks.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Aircraft Movements & Photo Update

As noted in yesterday's posts, MSN 106 C-FGQH of West Coast Air has recently transitioned from floats to wheels. Thanks to BCAvpics, for the photo below:

MSN 106 - DHC-6-100 - C-FGQH
West Coast Air
Vancouver-International (CYVR) 17-Dec-2012
BCAvpics Photo

Although it isn't unusual for West Coast Twin Otters to appear on wheels during the slow winter months, we're guessing that MSN 106 will perhaps be the second unit to pass through Ikhana Group's rehabilitation process. It departed Vancouver, BC earlier this morning (20-Dec-2012)

 557 - DHC-6-300 PK-BRR PT Aviastar Mandiri, Jakarta
Returned to Unknown Destination Services Pty Ltd., Gold Coast, QLD 14-Dec-2012 as VH-AQU.
MSN 557 spent the first 29 years with a single operator in Venezuela before being acquired by BBS Aircraft in 2008. It was rebuilt at Airdrie, AB between 2008-2009 and in June 2011 it was ferried by Planes & Parts Ltd. from Saskatoon to Jakarta, Indonesia for lease to Aviastar Mandiri.
It has been offered for sale for most of 2012 by Unknown Destination Services with a TT of only 2725 hrs.
MSN 557 - DHC-6-300 - YV-184CP
BBS Aircraft Ltd.
Airdrie, AB Jul-2008
Bill Teasdale Photo

MSN 557 - DHC-6-300 - C-FWVV
BBS Aircraft Ltd.
Malmo, Sweden - Jun-2011
Planes & Parts Photo

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Incident Report Update

842 - DHC-6-300 N842AR CONOCOPhillips Alaska Inc., Anchorage, AK

As noted on 29-Nov-2012 N842AR was involved in a taxi incident at Ugnu-Kuparuk, AK. The aircraft was noted for the first time today (19-Dec-2012) back in scheduled service, planned on CON842 from Alpine Airstrip (PALP) to Ugnu-Kuparak (PAKU), returning back to Alpine and then on to Deadhorse Airport (PASC)

Aircraft Movements - Photo Update

94 - DHC-6-200 C-GQKN West Coast Air, Richmond, BC

As can be seen in the photo below, C-GQKN has returned from painting by Upper Valley Aviation in Chilliwack, resplendent in the new scheme which reflects their ownership by Harbour Air. Thanks to BCAvpics for getting the shot.

MSN 94 - DHC-6-200 C-GQKN
West Coast Air
Vancouver, BC 17-Dec-2012

106 - DHC-6-100 C-FGQH West Coast Air, Richmond, BC

Floats removed and placed on wheels in the past few days, so this would suggest that it is the next aircraft to be flown down to Murietta CA for the Ikhana conversion package.

239 - DHC-6-300 N239Z Gravitas Aviation Ltd./Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

The trail on N239Z is getting a little muddy with conflicting information, however here is what the official records indicate; after initially going into the "sale reported" category by 16-Dec-2012, the U.S. registration was cancelled 17-Dec-2012 to Antigua & Barbuda. It was also officially recorded as sold to Eastern Caribbean Airways on 17-Dec-2012. Gravitas Aviation are still indicating it on a three-year lease to SVG Air of Saint Vincent.

870 - DHC-6-400 C-GVVA Viking Air Ltd., Sydney, BC

12-Dec-2012 as VKN870

  • Calgary, AB (CYYC) - Victoria, BC (CYYJ)

C-GVVA hasn't (so far) been photographed, however considering it was ferried from Calgary direct to Victoria, one would suspect it is perhaps still unpainted.

 871 - DHC-6-400 C-FMJO Viking Air Ltd., Sydney, BC

Noted outside and/or test flying from Calgary on 9-13 & 16/17-Dec-2012

 Photo Update

MSN 579 - DHC-6-300 5H-MRB
Air Tanzania
Downsview, ON - Apr-1978

MSN 661 - DHC-6-300 9H-AAR
Downsview, ON - Feb-1980

MSN 587 - DHC-6-300 A6-FAM
Emirates Air Service
Downsview, ON Apr-1978

MSN 574 - DHC-6-300 F-GBDB
Air Alpes
Downsview, ON - Apr-1978

MSN 531 - DHC-6-300 JDFT-6
Jamaica Defence Force
Opa-locka, FL - May-1977
N. Chalcraft Photo

MSN 578 - DHC-6-300 PK-FUF
Hevilift (Indonesia)
T. Ekanada Photo

MSN 382 - DHC-6-300 TC-SBA
Seabird Airlines
Istanbul 18-Nov-2012
R. Leeuw Photo

MSN 576? DHC-6-300 PK-BAA
PT Air Borneo (Air Born)
T. Ekanada Photo
MSN 719 - DHC-6-300 C-GNFZ
Air Labrador (Ashe Aircraft Enterprises)
Goose Bay, NL
Pinemarten Photo
MSN 503 - DHC-6-300 N504WJ
Greenwood Group, Ponca City, OK
Carrollton, GA

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Aircraft Movements

239 - DHC-6-300 N239Z Gravitas Aviation/Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT


  • Crestview-Bob Sikes, FL (KCEW/CEW) - Orlando-Executive, FL (KORL/ORL)

08-Dec-2012 En route

  • Orlando-Executive, FL (KORL/ORL) - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (MBPV/PVS)

08-Dec-2012 Planned

  • Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (MBPV/PVS) - Saint Croix, USVI (TISX/STX)

N239Z looks like it went into Orlando-Executive yesterday instead of Titusville, and today (08-Dec) is currently underway for Providenciales, and Saint Croix. From there the final hop should be to Saint Vincent for SVG Air.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Aircraft Movements

The end of November and into the early part of December has been an exceptionally quiet time, with very little to report - hence the lack of updates.

I was pleased to see at least some activity today:

223 - DHC-6-200 N223AL Win Win Aviation, Wake Forest NC


  • Deland-Municipal, FL (KDED/DED) - Houma-Terrebonne, LA (KHUM/HUM)
  • Houma-Terrebonne, LA (KHUM/HUM) - Brownsville, TX (KBRO/BRO)


  • Brownsville, TX (KBRO/BRO) - Cuernavaca-Gen. Matamoros, MR (MMCB/CVJ)

239 - DHC-6-300 N239Z Gravitas Aviation/Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT


  • Houston-Southwest, TX (KAXH/AXH) - Crestview-Bob Sikes, FL (KCEW/CEW)

  • Crestview-Bob Sikes, FL (KCEW/CEDW) - Titusville-Space Coast, FL (KTIX/TIX)

Although not confirmed at this point, I'd suspect this is the beginning of the delivery flight to SVG Air in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.