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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
HB-LRJ
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Series 300

N100AS • PZ-TAX • C-GBPV • VH-TNM • P2-IAA • C-FBLY •

CC-PQI • N244AD • HB-LRJ • 9A-YOB

HB-LRJ

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

• N100AS de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date May-1969. First flight 28-May-1969.

• N100AS Alaska Airlines, Seattle, WA. Delivered 16-Oct-1969.

• N100AS Sold to Boreas International Corporation, New York, NY. Regd 08-Aug-1976.

• N100AS Leased to SLM - Surinaamse Luchtvaarrt Maatschppij / Surinam Airways, Paramaribo, Surinam. Regd 26-Aug-1976.

Note: Departed Opa Locka, FL 26-Aug-1976 on delivery.

• PZ-TAX Sold and re-regd to SLM - Surinaamse Luchtvaarrt Maatschppij / Surinam Airways, Paramaribo, Surinam. Regd Jun-1979.

• PZ-TAX Returned to Boreas International Corporation, New York, NY. Regd Jan-1980.

• C-GBPV Sold to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, ON. Regd 28-Jan-1980.

• C-GBPV Sold to Trans West Airlines, Jandakot, Perth, WA., 09-Jun-1980.

Ferried to Australia including stops at Reykjavik, Iceland and Frankfurt, Germany departing on 25-May-1980 and arriving at Perth on 03-Jun-1980.

• VH-TNM Regd to Trans West Airlines, Jandakot, Perth, WA., 27-Jun-1980. Named “Miss Newman”.

• VH-TNM Regd to Ian Baillie Aircraft Sales, Moorabin, VIC. 29-Oct-1982.

• VH-TNM Sold to Sunstate Airlines, Brisbane, QLD, Regd 06-Sep-1983. Named “The Great Keppel Islander”.

• VH-TNM Returned to Trans West Airlines, Maryborough, QLD. 07-Jun-1991. Regn canx 20-Aug-1991. Withdrawn from use

Departed Cairns 07-Jun-1991 on ferry flight to Rabaul, New Guinea

• P2-IAA Regd to Island Helicopter Service trading as Islands Aviation, Rabaulslands Aviation, Rabual, PNG, Regd 20-Aug-1991. Canx 03-Jan-1995.

Accident: Bili, PNG. 03-Jan-1995. Directional control lost on takeoff. The aircraft ran off the runway onto a soft grass area. The nosegear collapsed. Reported damaged beyond repair by TPAPL. The damaged aircraft was dismantled and shipped back to Springbank, AB., Canada. Observed as P2-IAA in Feb-2001 and later in 2005.

• N244MV Kevin McCole, Hookset, NH. Regd 21-Nov-2000.

• N244MV JODA Partnership, Town & Country, MO. 15-Jun-2001.

• N804AS Leased to Samoa Aviation, Pago Pago, Samoa. 232-Sep-2002

• N804AS Returned to JODA Partnership, Town & Country, MO.

• N804AS Sold to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Springbank, AB. 06-Nov-2002

• N804AS Transferred to Alberta Aircraft Leasing, Calgary, AB., 30-Jan-2003

• N804AS Transferred to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Springbank, AB. 19-Jul-2004

Note: Although FAA records indicate registrations and owners as N244MV and N804AS between Nov-2000 and Feb-2007 it is questionable whether these marks were ever carried. The fuselage wreckage (after the 1995 accident at Bili) was noted at Springbank, AB from Feb-2001 through Sep-2005 still as P2-IAA. It was subsequently rebuilt by Rocky Mountain Aircraft and completed in late 2006. History file was last changed: 04-Oct-2006.

• C-FBLY Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, (Rocky Mountain Aircraft), Springbank, AB. Regd 05-Aug-2004. Re regd 05-Oct-2006. Canx & deleted from register 22-Feb-2007.

Note: Rebuild of Aircraft by Rocky Mountain Aircraft commenced Sep-2005.

Ferried Springbank – Winnipeg - Muskoka for painting 20-Nov-2006 and returned to Springbank on 12-Dec-2006.

Flew Springbank, AB - Great Falls, MT - Rock Springs, WY - Albuquerque, NM - San Angelo, TX 23-Dec-2006 on delivery.

• CC-PQI Campania Minera Barrick Chile, Santiago, Chile. Regd 22-Feb-2007

• CC-PQI Transferred to Minera San Francisco S. A., Santiago, Chile. Date unknown.

• CC-PQI Transferred to Transportes San Francisco Ltda., Santiago, Chile, in 2009

• CC-PQI Reported as sold to Gravitas, Oct-2014. Regd 05-Jan-2015.

• N244AD Sold on to Texas Air Services Inc., Dickinson, TX. Regd 05-Jan-2015. Canx 02-Apr-2015 on export to Switzerland.

Ferried: 27-Mar-2015 Houston-Southwest, TX - Moncks Corner, SC. 29-Mar-2015 Moncks Corner, SC - Bermuda-Int'l. 30-Mar-2015 Bermuda-Int'l - Santa Maria, Azores. 30-Mar-2015 Santa Maria, Azores - Bern, Switzerland.

• HB-LRJ RUAG Schweix AG, Emmen, Switzerland. Regd 02-Apr-2015. while it undergoes maintenance, painting and float installation Canx 28-Aug-2015.

Note: Registered to RUAG while it undergoes maintenance, painting and float installation

• 9A-TOB European Coastal Airlines, Split, Croatia. Delivered 03-Sep-2015. Operations suspended 03-Oct-2016. Canx Jun-2017.

• HB-LRJ RUAG Schweiz AG., Emmen, Switzerland. Regd 02-Jul-2017. Still parked at Emmen 14-Aug-2017 still on amphibious floats in basic European Coastal c/s without titles.

Total time: 35,530 hours at May-2020.

• Current •

Latest update

• Revised Format and updated data added 24-Aug-2020 •

N100AS at Downsview with T-86 msn 225 looking on.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N100AS on the ramp at Juneau - PAJN/JNU, Alaska.
Photo: Bruce Drum © 25 July 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N100AS at Ketchikan - PAKT/KTN, Alaska.
Photo: Hayes © 30 May 1974 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N100AS at Opa Locka Airport, Florida.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Unknown date - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GBPV still wearing attractive Surinam colours at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GBPV another shot at Toronto - CYYZ.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © April 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TNM of TRANS WEST AIRLINES at Moomba - YOOM, South Australia.
Photo: G. Alliance © 08 October 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TNM with IAN BAILLIE AIRCRAFT SALES.
Photo: Peter Keating © November 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TNM in Sunstate livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TNM in the sunshine.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
P2-IAA of ISLANDS Aviation, at Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: Paul Howard © 1992 - Erik Johannesson Collection
P2-IAA being tinkered with at Brisbane's Archerfield.
Photo: John Roger © c. 1990-1994 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
CC-PQI on the roll out.
Photo: Unknown photographer © January 2008 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CC-PQI looking good.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 2009 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CC-PQI takes a break.
Photo: Gravitas © 19 March 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N244AD at Houston / Southwest Airport - KAXH, Texas.
Photo: Texas Air Services © 27 March 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N244AD stopping at Moncks Corner / Berkeley County - KMKS , South Carolina.
Photo: Texas Air Services © 28 March 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection
HB-LRJ ready for ECA, at Bern / Belp - LSZB, Switzerland.
Photo: Matthias Michel © 21 August 2015