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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
N228SA
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 253

Series 300

N112TM • N649MA • N699MA • N669MA • N22RM • N54SA • N103AC 

N228SA

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

• N112TM de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 18-Jun-1969. First flight 04-Jul-1969.

• (N112TM) Trans Michigan Airlines, Flushing, MI. Regd Jun-1969. (Not delivered)

Note: Remained at Downsview, ON in Trans-Michigan c/s until entering paint shop 26-Sep-1969

• N649MA Re-regd to de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON., 30-Sep-1969.

Note: Rolled out 30-Sep-1969 in demonstrator colour scheme.

• N699MA Re-regd to de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON., 22-Oct-1969.

• (N699MA) Re-regd to Executive Airlines, Boston, MA. (not delivered), 29-Oct-1969.

• N669MA Delivered to MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. (American National Bank of Jacksonville) 03-Nov-1969.

• N669MA Leased to Rocky Mountain Airways. Regd 03-Nov-1969.

Noted at Los Angeles, CA 12-Dec-1969 in DHC demonstrator c/s, MAC tail logo, no titles

• N669MA Sold to Rocky Mountain Airways, Denver, CO., 06-Feb-1971.

• N669MA Leased to Atlantic City Airlines, Atlantic City. NJ. Unknown date in 1971.

Accident: Atlantic City, NJ. 03-Nov-1971; Damaged on landing. Overran wet runway on landing and entered the water.

Noted at Downsview, ON., 17-Nov-1971 for repair & departed again 11-Dec-1971.

• N669MA Returned to Rocky Mountain Airways, Denver, CO. Date in 1971 unknown

• N22RM (1) Re regd to Rocky Mountain Airways, Denver, CO. Date unknown.

• N22RM (1) Sold to Commuter Investments Inc., 29-Apr-1974.

• N22RM (1) Sold on to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 29-Apr-1974.

• N54SA Re-regd to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd Jul-1974.

• N54SA Leased to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ. Regd unknown date in 1976.

• N54SA Returned to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd unknown date in 1978.

• N103AC (2) Sold to Southern Jersey Airways, Atlantic City, NJ. (Maguire Leasing Corp., New York, NY) Regd 12-Aug-1978.

Noted at Philadelphia, PA., 03-Oct-1978 in Allegheny Commuter colour scheme.

Incident. 01-Jan-1983. On takeoff roll failed to give way to landing N1943M. Right wing struck tail of landing aircraft at intersection. Minor damage.

• N103AC (2) Sold to Southern Jersey Airways, Atlantic City, NJ (Irving Leasing Corporation, New York, NY). 17-Jan-1985

• N103AC (2) Sold to Southern Jersey Airways, Atlantic City, NJ., 04-Feb-1986.

• N103AC (2) Southern Jersey Airways, Atlantic City, NJ. Regd Jan-1986.

• N103AC (2) Sold to Southern Jersey Airways, Atlantic City, NJ (Pace Aviation, Reno NV). Regd 20-Dec-1989.

• N103AC (2) Returned to Pace Aviation, Reno, NV.. 02-May-1990

• N103AC (2) Sold to Scenic Airlines Las Vegas, NV. Regd 03-May-1990.

• N103AC (2) Leased to Empire Airlines, Coeur d’Alene, ID. Hayden Lake, ID. Regd 03-May-1990.

• N103AC (2) Returned to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 03-Sep-1990.

• N103AC (2) Leased to Air Service International, Warrenton, VA. Regd 15-Jan-1991.

Ferried via St. John’s NL, - Santa Maria, Azores – Dakar, Senegal on delivery 18/19-Jan-1991 en route to Monrovia, Liberia.

Ferried via Mahon, Spain to Maastricht, Netherlands 15-Nov-1991 on completion of U.N. contract.

Ferried via Shoreham, UK – Reykjavik, Iceland 28-Dec-1991 returning to U.S.A.

• N103AC (2) Returned to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd Nov-1991.

• N228SA Re-regd to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd Feb-1992.

• N228SA Transferred to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV (Twin Otter International, North Las Vegas, NV). Regd 16-Jun-1993.

• N228SA Sold to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV (Eagle Canyon Airlines, Las Vegas, NV). Regd 10-Feb-1999.

• N228SA Sold to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV (Canyon Leasing, Las Vegas, NV). Regd 26-Feb-2002.

• N228SA Sold to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV (Eagle Canyon Airlines, Las Vegas, NV). Regd. Regd 26-Feb-2003

.• N228SA Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV (Monarch Enterprises, Kirkland, WA). Regd 07-May-2007.

Note: Although this aircraft is shown as having been operated and owned by Scenic Airlines from Feb-1992 until Nov-1993 and then subsequently operated as a leased aircraft, the background ownership is somewhat convoluted.

The owners of Scenic, the Siebold family, sold out to Skywest on 16-Jun-1993. The aircraft however never carried the Skywest markings or colours. Skywest then divested their ownership of Scenic on 23-Dec-1998 to Eagle Canyon Airlines but the aircraft was still owned by Twin Otter International and continued to be operated by on lease to Scenic (owned by Eagle Canyon). Twin Otter International sold the aircraft to Eagle Canyon Leasing with the lease to operate continuing with Scenic. It is understood that Eagle Canyon Leasing failed and Scenic was acquired by Grand Canyon Airlines on 29-Mar-2007. The lease continued as the aircraft was sold to Monarch Enterprises, a holding company for the Halvorson family owners of Grand Canyon Airlines and Scenic. We trust you have been able to keep up.

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Latest update

• Revised Format and updated data added 25-Aug-2020 •

N112TM of TRANS - MICHIGAN AIRLINES at Downsview.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © June 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N112TM Downsview ramp black and white portrait.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 18 September 1969 - William Haines Collection / Michael J. Ody Collection
N669MA now repainted for MAC, at Downsview.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 01 October 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N699MA in a DHC photo sortie.
Photo: Staff photographer © DHC - Michael J. Ody Collection
N669MA at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 11 December 1971 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N669MA in another DHC publicity shot.
Photo: DHC © image 7860 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N22RA showing luggage pannier installation.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown c.1970's - Michael J. Ody Collection
N22RM get fuelled at Aspen - KASE, Colorado.
Photo: Bruce Drum © 19 July 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N54SA bound for ALLGHENY COMMUTER service.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown c.1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N103AC at Washington - KDCA - District of Columbia.
Photo: J. Lezark © 08 October 1985 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N103AC at New York's La Guardia - KLGA.
Photo: Michael L. Baker © 03 June 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N103AC "26" in EMPIRE AIRLINES livery at Missoula - KMSO, Montana.
Photo: Erik Johannesson © 11 July 1990 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N103AC at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.
Photo: Andy Cline © 17 January 1991 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N103AC viewed from the other side.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © 17 January 1991
N228SA back from another scenic Scenic flight.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
N228SA at Grand Canyon Airport - KGCN, Arizona.
Photo: Frank Jaeger © 13 May 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection