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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

• 9H-AAR de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date Dec-1979. First flight early 1980.

• 9H-AAR Med-Avia Mediterranean Aviation Company, 29-Feb-1980. Not delivered.

Note: Remained in Canada & noted at Downsview 20-Mar-1980, 18-Sep-1980 still painted as 9H-AAR.

• C-GELZ Re regd to de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON, 06-Feb-1981.

Flew via Rotterdam, Netherlands  & Malta 01-Mar-1981 on delivery to Libya.

• 5A-DHY Sold to Libyan Government Flying School, Tripoli, 06-Mar-1981.

• 5A-DHY Transferred to Aero Club of Libya, Tripoli,  1985.

• 5A-DHY Transferred to Light Air Transport & Technical Seriesvices, Tripoli. Circa 1993.

• 5A-DHY Merged into Libyan Arab Airlines, Tripoli 01-Jan-2001.

Note: Seen at Luqa 12-Jan-2001. All white with Air Jamahariya titles (new name of Light Air Transport).

Note: Seen at Luqa 02-Feb-2001 all white.

Note: Seen at Athens 21-Jun-2003 All white with Libyan Arab markings.

Note: Seen Tripoli 03-Nov-2007.

Noted 14-Jun-2009 at Tripoli, all white and intact, parked among stored aircraft; Subsequently noted at Es Sider (Sidra) airport in semi derelict condition, all white with Libyan Arab Airlines titles.

Current status unknown


9H-AAR at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: DHC © April 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
9H-AAR with shipmate 9H-AAS (msn 668) stored at Downsview.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1980 - John Mounce Collection
5A-DHY at Malta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1981 - Michael J. Ody Collection
5A-DHY at Geneva / Cointrin - LSGG, Switzerland.
Photo: L. Gautschi © May 1986 - Erik Johannesson Collection