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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

• 5H-MRE de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 30-Mar-1978. First flight 30-Mar-1978.

• 5H-MRE Delivered to Air Tanzania, "Momella", Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 16-May-1978.

• 5Y-BIK Sold to Air Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya, Jul-1993.

• 5H-MUG Sold to Regional Air Services, Arusha, Tanzania, 1999.

• ZS-OVI Sold to Executive Turbine, Lanseria, Johannesburg, RSA. 25-Jan-2002.

• ZS-OVI Leased to Tassili Airlines, by-Mar-2002.

• ZS-OVI Returned to Executive Turbine, Lanseria, Johannesburg, RSA., 04-Apr-2003.

• 5Y-DDD Sold to unknown 23-Oct-2003.

• ZS-OVI Returned to ZS-IYU Partnership, Location unknown15-Nov-2004.

• ZS-OVI Sold to Aircraft Africa Contracts Co (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town, 12-Jan-2005.

• 5H-MVI Leased to Regional Air Services, Arusha, Tanzania. 16-Feb-2005.

• ZS-SAI Sold to Aircraft Africa Contracts, Cape Town, RSA., 14-Jan-2008.

• ZS-SAI Sandhoe Investments SA (PTY) Ltd. Canx 14-Oct-2010. Exported 02-Nov-2010.

Note: Aircraft was on contract with World Federation of Public Health Associations (Sep-2009) and operated out of Wau (HSWW) Sudan to various airstrips in the area, Aweil, Raja, Malualkon, Turalei etc. She ferries NGO Aid workers to and from the field to Wau, where passengers connect with DHC-8 type aircraft to either Khartoum or Rumbek-Juba-Loki.

• 8Q-TAB Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt., Ltd. Regd 29-Oct-2010 (Hummingbird Island Airlines Ltd., Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) Re regd 08-Oct-2012.

• 8Q-TAB Registered to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male, Maldive Islands. 17-Apr-2013; registered to Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt., Ltd., Male, Maldive Islands, 15-Aug-2013.

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5H-MRE at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1978 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
5Y-BIK at Mara Lodge.
Photo: Unknown photographer © December 1995 - Erik Johannesson Collection
ZS-OVI of TAL - Tassili Airlines.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 2002 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
8Q-TAB at Meedhupparu Island, Maldives.
Photo: Darren Wilson © 21 March 2014
8Q-TAB at Kuredu Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives. 
Photo: Stephen Rendle © 16 December 2018 - Aird Archives