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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GDKL (1) • HK-2553X • N719DK • ZS-OVN • N719DK • 9Q-CEL


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

• C-GDKL (1) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date unknown. First flight 28-Oct-1980.

• HK-2553X Delivered to HELICOL - Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia S.A., Bogota, Colombia 17-Nov-1980.

• HK-2553 Re registered to HELICOL - Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia S.A., Bogota, Colombia. Date unknown.

• N719DK Sold to Fieldtech Avionics & Instruments Inc., Ft Worth, TX. 02-Mar-2001.

• ZS-OVN Sold to Rossair Contracts, Lanseria, RSA., 22-Feb-2002.

Noted still at Fort Worth, TX 26-Feb-2002, all white - no titles.

• ZS-OVN Leased to Solenta Aviation, Johannesburg, RSA., by 2002.

• ZS-OVN Returned to Rossair Contracts, Lanseria, RSA., 14-Sep-2004.

• N719DK Sold to F & M Aviation LLC., Wilmington DE, 17-Nov-2005. Canx 21-Nov-2005.

• 9Q-CEL Sold to TMK Air Commuter, Goma, DRC., 21-Nov-2005.

Returned to Canada. Flew Nairobi-Wilson, Kenya - Aswan, Egypt - Nis, Serbia - Malmö, Sweden - Keflavík, Iceland - Iqaluit, NU - Thompson, MB - Calgary, AB 03/08-Nov-2011 on delivery

• C-GNFZ Avmax Aircraft Leasing, Calgary, AB. Regd 19-Oct-2011. Canx 06-Feb-2012.

• C-GNFZ 491549 Alberta Ltd., Calgary, AB. Regd 09-Feb-2012. Canx 21-Sep-2012.

Flew on 17-Jul-2012 Springbank, AB - Regina, SK - Winnipeg, MB -Geraldton, ON - Val d'Or, QC and on 18-Jul-2012 Val d'Or, QC - Sept-Iles, QC - Goose Bay, NL.

• C-GNFZ Air Labrador Ltd., Goose Bay, NL. Regd 21-Sep-2012. Canx 05-Dec-2013.

• C-GNFZ PAL Airlines Ltd., St Johns, NL Based Goose Bay, NL Regd 05-Dec-2013.

Ferried. Ferried to Mena, AR 22-Nov-2013 for painting & returned to Canada 04-Jan-2014. Up from Mena, AR then 04-Jan-2014 Columbus, OH- Rome-Griffis, NY - Frenchville, ME.

Ferried 25-Jan-2015 Goose Bay, NL- Wabush, NL 26-Jan-2015 Dryden, ON Winnipeg, MB - Regina, SK - Springbank, AB. To Rocky Mountain Aircraft's facility at Springbank, AB where it underwent a wing change.

Flew Springbank, AB - Regina, SK - Winnipeg, MB. 06-Mar-2015.

• C-GNFZ Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd (PAL Airlines Ltd., dba), Based Goose Bay, NL.,16-Jun-2017.

• C-GNFZ Air Borealis Inc., (Air Borealis Limited Partnership) Goose Bay, NL., 14-Nov-2019.

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HK-2553 of Helicol Colombia - Sistema Avianca Sam.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1982 - Erik Johannesson Collection
HK-2553 of Helicol Colombia at San Andres - SKSP.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
ZS-OVN with the WFP, at Johannesburg, RSA.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
9Q-CEL rolls out.
Photo: Unknown photographer © January 2007 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GNFZ at Aswan - HESN, Egypt.
Photo: World Wide Ferry © 04 November 2011 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GNFZ at Goose Bay - CYYR, Labrador.
Photo: Pinemartin © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GNFZ of AIR LABRADOR doing a remote drop off.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 21 September 2012
C-GNFZ gets D-Day lift at Welbourne Bay, Lake Melville.
Photo: Mark Gardner Collection © 06 June 2019 - Aird Archives
C-GNFZ of AIRborealis at summer base, Lake Melville, Labrador.
Photo: Mark Gardner Collection © August 2019 - Aird Archives