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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GFBY • VH-KZQ • A6-***

UAE 2277

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

• C-GFBY de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 10-May-1981. First flight 10-May-1981

Flew: via Reykjavík, Iceland - Shannon, Ireland 04-Jun-1981, and arrived Newcastle-Belmont, NSW 19-Jun-1981.

• VH-KZQ Delivered to Aeropelican Commuter Air Services Pty., Ltd., Belmont Airport, Newcastle, NSW., 29-May-1981.

• VH-KZQ Registered to Aeropelican Air Services Pty., Ltd., - 08-May-1984.

Note: All Ansett operations were suspended due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001.

Returned to Service under administration on the Belmont-Sydney route as AN5636 – 21-Sep-2001.

• VH-KZQ Sold to IAP Group Australia Pty., Ltd. 07-Mar-2002 Canx 21-Mar-2003.

• A6-*** Sold to Abu Dhabi Aviation, Dubai United Arab Emirates. 10-Mar-2003.

Note: Departed Belmont on delivery flight to Abu Dhabi – 10-Mar-2003.

Note: Reported as scrapped to support DHC-6s operated by the Abu Dhabi Defence Department. Noted being, reduced to spares at Dubai in 2004.

• UAE 2277 Transferred to United Arab Emirates Air Force. Stored with the UAE Army's Special Operations Command's 18 Group, at Sas al Nakhil. 14-Nov-2005.

Note: Seen at Luqa, Malta 12 & 13-Jun-2011.

Reduced to spares

C-GFBY at Shannon - EINN, Ireland.
Photo: Malcolm Nason © 04 June 1981 - Aird Archives
VH-KZQ at Newcastle - NSW.
Photo: R. Currie © 13 September 1981 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-KZQ at Newcastle - BEO, New South Wales.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-KZQ waiting at the gate.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1990 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © December 1995 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection