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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

• C-GNZJ de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Canx Apr-1978. Rolled out date 16-Feb-1978. First flight 21-Feb-1978.

Note: Officially was due to be delivered from de Havilland Canada to Schreiner Airways; The Netherlands. However, delivery changed to Loganair Ltd., Scotland.

• (G-BFRZ/R1) Ordered by Loganair Ltd., Glasgow Airport, Abbotsinch, Scotland, 17-Apr-1978 but NTU.

• G-RBLA Delivered to Loganair, Glasgow, Scotland. 20-May -1978.

Flew Via Reykjavik, Iceland and arrived in Glasgow on 20-May-1978 on delivery; ferried to Aberdeen 23-May-1978.

• G-RBLA Sold to Cumbrae Holdings Ltd., St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. 02-Jun-1982. Regd 24-Jun-1982.

• G-RBLA Leased to Express Air Services, Details unknown 15-Oct-1982.

• G-RBLA Sold to Nordic Oil Services, Millport, Strathclyde, Scotland. 16-May-1983.

• (PH-DDF) ReSeriesved to Travelair BV., Oudenbosch, The Netherlands 12-Sep-1983 but NTU.

• G-RBLA Sold to Glylynn Ltd., Coombe Bissett, Near Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK. 12-Oct-1983.

• G-RBLA Leased to Metropolitan Airways, Croydon, UK. 02-Apr-1984.

Incident: Newcastle, UK 09-Sep-1984 Left runway on landing sustaining damage to port wing and main landing gear; repairable.

• G-RBLA Restored to Glylynn Ltd., Coombe Bissett, Near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. 1984 Canx 22-Nov-1984.

• LN-FKA Sold to NFK - Norsk Forurensningskontrol, (Norwegian Pollution Control) Bǿdo, Norway. Temp regd 24-Nov-1984. Regd 06-Mar-1985.

Note NFK - Norsk Forurensningskontrol filed for bankruptcy 01-Sep-1986.

• LN-FKA Einar Ditløvsen & partner, Tromsø, Norway. Operated by Widerøes Flyveselskap AS; Bodø, Norway. 13-Apr-1987.

• LN-FKA Operated by Scancraft AS., Hamar, Norway.1989.

• LN-FKA Operated by Widerøes Flyveselskap AS., Bodø, Norway. 1989.

• LN-FKA Sparebanken Nord-Norge, Tromsø, Norway. 17-Mar-1994. Canx 17-Mar-1994.

• N578SA Scott Aircraft Sales, Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul. MN, 18-Mar-1994. Canx 06-May-1994.

Flew Bergen, Norway - Reykjavik, Iceland - Narsarsuaq, Greenland 19/21-Mar-1994 on delivery to U.S.A

• N578SA KSS Aviation (Regional Air), Cairns,  QLD. operating for Solomon Airlines. 06-May-1994.

Noted at Santa Cruz Island, Solomon Islands 23-May-2007 with HeavyLift titles.

• P2-KSS K.S.S. Aviation Pty., Ltd., Lae, Papua New Guinea. Oct 2009.

• P2-KSS Hevilift , Waigani.

• PK-FUF Transferred to PT. Nyaman Air (Indonesia) 22-Dec-2012.

Departed Cairns, QLD., 22-Dec-2010 on delivery to Indonesia

• PK-FUF Re-named PT. Hevilift Aviation, Indonesia, Balikpapan,  2012.

• Current •

G-RBLA of LOGANAIR landing at Prestwick - EGPK, Scotland.
Photo: John Kimberley © October 1979 - Erik Johannesson Collection
G-RBLA of LOGANAIR at Glasgow - EGPF, Scotland.
Photo: Bill Bewick © Late 1970's - Aird Archives
LN-FKA with small Widerøe titles.
Photo: Ruben Husberg © 26 March 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N578SA at Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: Paul Howard © 1992 - Erik Johannesson Collection
P2-KSS of K.S.S. AVIATION with appropriate registration, at Cairns.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1994 - Michael J. Ody Collection
P2-KSS of REGIONALAIR, at Port Moresby - AYPY, Papua New Guinea.
Photo: Lance Higgerson © 1998 - Aird Archives
P2-KSS at Dili - WPDL, Indonesia.
Photo: Rachel James © November 2003 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
PK-FUF of NYAMAN AIR at Balikpapan, Indonesia.
Photo: Tony Skelton © March 2012 - Erik Johannesson Collection
PK-FUF with Hevilift titles, at Jakarta, Indonesia.
Photo: T. Ekanada • 04 December 2012 - Erik Johannesson Collection