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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300



• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

• CF-CSW de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out unknown date in 1973. First flight unknown date in 1973.

• CF-CSW Air Transit, Ottawa, ON. Delivered 11-Sep-1973.

• CF-CSW Sold to Government of Canada, Dept of Transport Directorate, Ottawa ON, 30-Apr-1976.

• C-FCSW Re regd to Government of Canada, Dept of Transport Directorate, Ottawa ON,25-Feb-1991 and 05-Feb-04. Canx 05-Jan-2011.

• C-FCSW Alkan Air Ltd., Whitehorse, YT. Regd 05-Jan-2011.

• C-FCSW Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd (Rocky Mountain Aircraft) Calgary, AB. Regd 05-Mar-2013.

• C-FCSW North-Wright Airways, Norman Wells, NT. Regd 11-Oct-2013. Canx 08-Dec-2014.

Flew 08-Nov-2014 Springbank, AB - Regina, SK Winnipeg, MB - Thunder Bay, ON - Timmins, ON 09-Nov-2014 Timmins, ON Roberval, QC - Sept-Îles, QC - Goose Bay, NL.

Flew 18-Nov-2014 Williams Lake, BC - Bellingham, WA - North Bend, OR - Sonoma, CA - Fresno, CA - Murrieta-French Valley, CA.

Note: It arrived at the Ikhana Group facility at Murrieta-French Valley, CA where it underwent the Ikhana DHC-6-200HG™ upgrade.

• C-FCSW Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd (Rocky Mountain Aircraft), Calgary, AB. Regd 08-Dec-2014. Canx 15-Jan-2015.

• C-FCSW Air Labrador Ltd., Goose Bay, NL. Regd 19-Jan-2015.

• C-FCSW Transferreed to Air Borealis Ltd., Goose Bay, NL. (PAL Airlines Ltd, dba) 16-Jun-2017. Canx 14-Aug-2017.

Flew Goose Bay – Wabush – Moosonee – Gimli – Springbank 19 to 20-Jul-2017. On return to Rocky Mountain Aircraft.

• C-FCSW Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd (Rocky Mountain Aircraft), Calgary, AB. Regd 14-Aug-2017. Canx 02-Jan-2018.

• C-FCSW Leased to Summit Air Ltd., Yellowknife, NT. (8199400 Canada Inc., Yellowknife, NT.) Regd 02-Jan-2018 & 30-Aug-2018. Canx 26-Sep-2018.

• C-FCSW Returned to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., (Rocky Mountain Aircraft), Calgary, AB. 26-Sep-2018. Canx 16-Oct-2019.

Note Test flown from Springbank, AB 25-Apr-2019 and later in the day ferried to Chilliwack, BC into Manta Air colour scheme to be painted by Upper Valley Aviation.

Note flew Chilliwack, BC - Vernon, BC - Springbank, AB 03-Jul-2019.

Flew air test 30-Sep-2019 in preparation for delivery to Manta Air, Maldives

Flew Springbank, AB – Thompson, MB – Iqaluit, NU  – Keflavik, Iceland  – Prague, Czech Republic – Hurghada – Al Ain – Male, Maldives  between 04 and 09-Oct-2019.

Note: 11-Oct-2019. Moved to Dhaalu (Manta Air Hanger) where floats were attached and Maldivian registration was applied. It had originally been taped on as 8Q-RAC but subsequently amended to 8Q-RAD.

• 8Q-RAD Manta Air Pvt., Ltd., Male, Maldive Islands.

• Current •

CF-CSW at Montréal's STOL Port.
Photo: Steve Bailey © April 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-CSW at Ottawa's STOL Port / Rockcliffe - CYRO.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 29 April 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FCSW at Winnipeg - CYWG, Manitoba.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © June 1985
C-FCSW "459" of Transport Canada at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: D. Dunsmore © October 1991 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FCSW of ALKAN AIR at Whitehorse - CYXY.
Photo: Henry Tenby © 05 June 2012
Photo: Pandp Mena © 31 July 2013
C-FCSW of SUMMIT AIR, in action at Yellowknife.
Photo: Jason Pineau © 07 August 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FCSW Air Labrador in a fine study, at Nain - CYDP.
Photo: Brandon Shepherd © Date unknown
C-FCSW at Calgary - Springbank, Alberta.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © 22 July 2017