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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

9V-BCF • XW-PHF • 9V-BCF • N86TC • FAP-305


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

• 9V-BCF de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 02-Dec-1969. First flight 1969

• 9V-BCF Saber Air, Seletar, Singapore. Delivered 23-Apr-1970.

• XW-PHF (1) Royal Air Lao. Regd 08-Apr-1971.

• XW-PHF (1) Continental Air Services Inc., Regd 08-Apr-1971.

Note: Continental Air Services, Inc., (CASI) was formed in April 1965 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Continental Air Lines Inc., to operate aircraft and ground facilities in support of oil exploration, construction and engineering projects, USAID and other US Government Agencies, e.g. the CIA. In August 1965 the company took over much of the aviation division of Bird and Sons in Laos and Vietnam, with headquarters in Vientiane.

Aircraft were interchanged between the fleets of Air America and CASI, perhaps without any change of ownership, thus adding a further complication to the compiling of fleet lists. Many aircraft owned by Bird & Sons were registered in Laos (on the XW- register) and some of the survivors were later transferred to the US register under CASI ownership many years after the take-over. With the fall of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, operations were terminated and the surviving aircraft were sold

• 9V-BCF Reported as Air Charter, Singapore. Regd 23-Jan-1974.

• N86TC Williams Sedco Horn Constructors. Regd 18-Oct-1974.

• N86TC Leased to Construcciones Protexa de CA, Peru. Regd Jul-1977.

• N86TC Texas Ventures Inc., San Antonio, TX. Regd 17-Apr-1978. Canx 15-Dec-1978.

• FAP-305 Peruvian Air Force/Fuerza Area del Peru. Grupo 42. On charge Sep-1980.

• OB-R-1154 Transferred to TANS - Transportes Aereas Nacionales de Selva, Peru. Regd Sep-1980.

• Believed current •

9V-BCF heads out on a test flight at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 03 June 1970 - Michael J. Ody Collection
9V-BCF on photo shoot near Toronto.
Photo: DHC © June 1970 - Michael J. Ody Collection
9V-BCF in service.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1970 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N86TC high and dry before heading to Peru.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection