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Thursday, 23 April 2015

New Scandinavian Twin Otter Operation, New Look for 27 N227WW & 919 C-GFVT Arrives Anchorage

Twin Otter Seaplane Service from Aarhus to Copenhagen, Denmark

As covered in the blog entry for 02-Jan-2015, the former Iranian NAFT DHC-6-300 EP-IOP was registered to  DHC6 Invest A/S on 09-Dec-2014 as OY-NSA.  The aircraft was flown to Dubai, UAE by 08-Dec-2014, and as it turns out had remained there until now. Yesterday it finally departed from Dubai, bound for Switzerland where it will be overhauled.

The new operator has received the necessary approvals, and hopes to begin operations in early 2016 between Aarhus-East Port, and Copenhagen-Trekroner Fort. The principals behind the company include Rune Balle, Lars Erik Nielsen and Lasse Rungholm.

This will be the second new Twin Otter floatplane operation to start in Europe, following the successful launch of Croatia's European Coastal Airlines in 2014.

MSN 577 - DHC-6-300 EP-IOP
Iranian NAFT Airlines

Below is a recent photograph of DHC-6-100 MSN 27, N227WW which has been fully overhauled and rebuilt by Win Win Aviation. The aircraft had originally arrived, via road from North Carolina in Apr-2014.

MSN 27 - DHC-6-100 N227WW
Win Win Aviation
DeKalb, IL Apr-2015
Win Win Aviation Photo

A nice shot of DHC-6-200 N469TS (MSN 149) being operated by Skydive Houston back in 2011.

MSN 149 - DHC-6-200 N469TS
Desert Sand Aircraft Leasing Inc.
Houston-Eagle Lake, TX 25-Jul-2011
Steve O'Brien Photo

Air Labrador's C-GKSN came out of the paint shop in Arkansas in March without titles, however as can be seen in the photo below they have now been applied.

MSN 493 - DHC-6-300 C-GKSN
Air Labrador
Goose Bay, NL 22-Apr-2015
Air Labrador Photo

919 - DHC-6-400 C-GFVT Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC


  • Victoria, BC (CYYJ/YYJ) - Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR/YPR)
  • Prince Rupert, BC (CYPR/YPR) - Juneau, AK (PAJN/JNU)
  • Juneau, AK (PAJN/JNU) - Anchorage, AK (PANC/ANC)

C-GFVT continued on to Anchorage yesterday, ending the first day of its delivery flight to Chukotavia in Anadyr, Russia. Although there is no flight plan as of yet, I'd expect to see one later today for Anchorage-Nome-Anadyr as it should need to get into Anadyr prior to the weekend, and it is Friday there already.