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msn 442
DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
H4-SID
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msn 442

Series 300

3B-NAB • YJ-RV9 • VH-XFE • P2-RDZ(1) • VH-XFE

H4-SID

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

• 3B-NAB de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 18-Dec-1974. First flight 15-Jan-1975.

• 3B-NAB Air Mauritius, Port Louis, Mauritius. Commenced delivery 21-Jan-1975.

Passed through Luqa, Malta on 26-Jan-1975 departing next day.

• YJ-RV9(1) Air Melanesie, Port Vila, Vanuatu. May-1989.

Note: Initially it was thought that the Twin Otter would adopt marks YJ-RV7 if the owner of Twin Comanche YJ-RV7 would agree to be re regd. YJ-RV23. This was refused, with the Twin Otter becoming YJ-RV9(2) and the Twin Comanche remaining YJ-RV7.

• VH-XFE Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD., 02-Nov-1989.

• P2-RDZ(1)Leased to Talair, Goroka, PNG., 13-Dec-1990.

• VH-XFE Returned to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD., 04-Mar-1991.

• VH-XFE Leased to Aeropelican, Belmont Airport, Newcastle, NSW., 01-Sep-1994.

• VH-XFE Returned to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, QLD., Nov-1994.

• H4-SID Leased to Solair - Solomon Island Airlines, Honiara, 03-Nov-1994.

Flew 29-Sep-2015 Honiara, Solomons - Gurney, PNG - Cairns, QLD.

Note still parked at Cairns in full Solomons c/s. no engines but otherwise intact. 09-Feb-2017 &01-Apr-2019.

• Current (as at 2007) •

3B-NAB of AIR MAURITIUS.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1977 - Erik Johannesson Collection
YJ-RV9 of AIR MELANESIAE at Port Vila / Bauerfield - NVVV, Vanuatu.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-XFE of Flight West Airlines, at Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
H4-SlD of Solomons at Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: Paul Howard © 1996 - Erik Johannesson Collection
H4-SlD of Solomons back at Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: Paul Howard © 29 September 2015