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Friday, 27 November 2015

Operator Updates, Delivery Flights and Photos from Australia, Canada and the U.S.V.I.

Today, a couple of catch-up items for N288SA and F-OCQZ below, with the former just needing confirmation that it has indeed arrived in Biak, and the latter a confirmation that it has completed the sector into Honiara.

The delivery of C-FMRI (see blog entry for yesterday) should continue today, departing from Carlsbad, NM en route to Calgary, while two other aircraft may also launch on delivery flights today, one from Canada, and one from the U.S.

The following pages have been updated:

  • DHC-6 Operator Directory - Canada
  • DHC-6 Operator Directory - Caribbean/Central America
  • DHC-6 Operator Directory - U.S.A.

389 - DHC-6-300 N288SA Montecito New York LLC, Scottsdale, AZ (CAAMS Leasing)


  • Majuro, Marshall Islands (PKMJ/MAJ) - Pohnpei-Int'l (PTPN/PNI)
  • Pohnpei-Int'l (PTPN/PNI) - Biak-Frans Kaisiepo, Indonesia (WABB/BIK)

I'm not 100% certain that the final leg into Biak has actually been completed, however it was filed for the 25th. The delivery flight of N288SA began in North Carolina on 16-Sep-2015.

412 - DHC-6-300 F-OCQZ Air Calin, Noumea 


  • Cairns, QLD (YBCS/CNS) - Port Moresby-Jackson, PNG (AYPY/POM)
  • Port Moresby-Jackson, PNG (AYPY/POM) - Buka, PNG (AYBK/BUA)
  • Buka, PNG (AYBK/BUA) - Honiara, Solomons (AGGH/HIR)
  • Honiara, Solomons (AGGH/HIR) - Espiritu Santo-Pekoa, Vanuatu (NVSS/SON)

The Air Calin F-OCQZ has departed Cairns following a period of maintenance at Hawker Pacific. The aircraft had arrived in Australia on 01-Oct-2015.

MSN 412 - DHC-6-300 F-OCQZ
Air Calin (Air Caledonie International)
Cairns, QLD 01-Oct-2015
FNQ Skies Photo

Certainly something to brighten up an otherwise dull Russian winter, one of the two Rosneft Series 400's seen yesterday at Victoria while doing a compass swing. The other one, MSN 928 C-GFAP remains inside. Both are expected to be handed over to Rosneft before the end of the year.

MSN 931 - DHC-6-400 C-GVVA
Viking Air (Rosneft/RN Air)
Victoria, BC 26-Nov-2015
Tim Martin Photo

A nice action shot of MSN 617 C-GKBR, operated by Kenn Borek Air for Seaborne Airlines in the Caribbean.

MSN 617 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBR
Seaborne Airlines (Kenn Borek Air)
Christiansted, USVI 02-Nov-2015
Prayitno Photo