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Thursday, 9 July 2015

120 N718KW Leaves Leesburg, MASWings Incident at Mukah & A Selection of Photos

120 - DHC-6-200HG™ N718KW Warren Transportation LLC, Dallas, TX


  • Leesburg, FL (KLEE/LEE) - Hattiesburg, MS (KPIB/PIB)
  • Hattiesburg, MS (KPIB/PIB) - Dallas-Addison, TX (KADS/ADS)

Exiting the Wipaire facility in Leesburg today, N718KW departed to Hattiesburg, MS, and is continuing on to the Dallas-Addison, TX airport. The aircraft had been flown over to Leesburg on 28-Jun-2015.

MSN 120 - DHC-6-200HG™ N718KW
Warren Transportation LLC
Leesburg, FL 09-Jul-2015
Wipaire Photo

Maldivian Seaplane Request For Proposals

On 09-Jun-2015 Maldivian Seaplane (Island Aviation Services dba) issued a Request for Proposals for the acquisition of a further two DHC-6-300 aircraft to be operated under a dry-lease arrangement. The RFP closed on 18-Jun-2015; two additional Twin Otters will bring the company fleet to 8 aircraft.

MASWings Series 400 Sustains Minor Damage at Mukah, Sarawak

MASWings DHC-6-400 9M-SSD is seen below today at Mukah, Sarawak where it was hit by Challenger 601-3R N639TS. The latter aircraft was carrying Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud.


Although we have seen MSN 106 C-FGQH on these pages previously, this great shot from Phil Broad in the U.K. was just too nice to pass up.  C-FGQH was a 1968 build for East African Airways which returned to Canada in 1973. In 2014 it was upgraded to a Series 200HG™ by Ikhana.

MSN 106 - DHC-6-200HG™ C-FGQH
Westcoast Air
Victoria Harbour, BC 27-Jun-2015
Phil Broad Photo

Trans Maldivian's MSN 659 still carries the final Maldivian Air Taxi scheme, sans titles. It came to the Maldives in 2009 from Zimex Aviation in Switzerland.

MSN 659 - DHC-6-300 8Q-MBB
Trans Maldivian Airways
Male, Maldives 28-Nov-2014
Ramin Fischer Photo

A great shot of Maldivian Seaplane's MSN 276, which is leased from Singapore based Aerostar Leasing. It was delivered back to the Maldives in Jun-2014; it had previously served two tours there between 1999-2009 when it was 8Q-MAK with Maldivian Air Taxi.

MSN 276 - DHC-6-300 8Q-IAJ
Island Aviation Services (Maldivian Seaplane)
Male, Maldives 28-Nov-2014
Ramin Fischer Photo

MSN 467 is owned by Ashe Aircraft Enterprises has been operated under lease to Trans Maldivian since Oct-2009. It was originally delivered to Brockway Glass in Pennsylvania in 1976.

MSN 467 - DHC-6-300 8Q-TMU
Ashe Aircraft Enterprises (Trans Maldivian Airways)
Male, Maldives 28-Nov-2014
Ramin Fischer Photo

MSN 454 is seen below back in 2009 after completing a two year lease to North Wright Air, and about a month prior to beginning a lease to Trans Maldivian Airways. Unfortunately it was damaged in July 2012 at Rangali Island, necessitating a return to Canada in a shipping container. It is currently nearing completion of repair, and has been advertised as available for lease.

MSN 454 - DHC-6-300 C-FNBI
Ashe Aircraft Enterprises (North Wright Air)
Springbank, AB 29-Jun-2009
Ramin Fischer Photo