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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series-300. Upgraded to Series 300HG

CF-TVO • C-FTVO • F-GUTH • (ZS-OUJ) • ZS-OUJ • N344CS • TR-LGS • 8Q-??? 


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

CF-TVO de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 20-Oct-1971. First flight date in 1971 unknown.

CF-TVO Norontair (Operated by White River Air Serices). Delivered 29-Oct-1971.

CF-TVO Norontair (Operated by Bradley Air Serices), Nov-1974.

CF-TVO Norontair (Operated by Air Dale), Sep-1977.

C-FTVO Re regd to Norontair (Operated by Air Dale), Dec-1979.

C-FTVO Norontair (Operated by On-Air, Thunder Bay, ON), Regd Dec-1981. Canx 03-Nov-1983.

C-FTVO Norontair (Operated by Austin Airways, Timmins, ON), Regd Apr-1984 Canx 26-Mar-1985.

C-FTVO Norontair (Operated by Air Dale Airways, Sault St. Marie, ON), Regd Jun-1985 Canx 23-Jun-1985.

C-FTVO Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources, Aviation Section, Sault Ste Marie ON, Regd 30-Oct-1985.

Arrived Calgary, AB 04-Jan-1986 in NorOntair c/s & rolled out 21-Apr-1986 in OPP colour scheme.

C-FTVO Ontario Provincial Police Helicopter Unit, Sault Ste Marie, ON, Regd 26-Nov-1991. Canx 16-Dec-1999.

Flew via Keflavík, Iceland - Shannon, Ireland - Grenoble, France 25-Dec-1999 on delivery.

F-GUTH Alp’Azur Airlines, Courcheval, [Loxxia Bail S.A., Gran-Gevrier], France 16-Dec-1999

Accident: Courcheval French Alps, 10-Feb-2000. The nose gear failed at the point the Courcheval runway transitions from level to sloped, the aircraft left the runway, hit a snow bank and overturned. Both occupants survived, and the aircraft was rebuilt in Canada. Wreckage transported to Springbank, AB for repair by Rocky Mountain Aircraft

Note: Repairs completed & Ferry Authority received 30-Nov-2000; arrived Lyon, France 17-Dec-2000

F-GUTH Alp'Azur Airlines, Courcheval, France. (Loxxia Bail & Slibail, Gran-Gevrier). Re-regd 22-Jan-2002.

F-GUTH Alp'Azur Airlines, Courcheval, France. International Aviation Traders. Regd Sep-2001.

F-GUTH Alp’ Azur Airlines Courcheval, France 22-Jan-2002.

(ZS-OVS) Rossair, Lanseria, RSA. Regd 25-Jan-2002 but ntu.

ZS-OUJ Namaste Partnership. Regd 20-Feb-2002.

ZS-OUJ Leased to Solenta Aviation, Johannesburg, RSA Regd 20-Feb-2002.

ZS-OUJ Sub leased to Tassili Airlines, Hassi Messoud, Algeria. Regd 20-Feb-2002 up to Apl 2003.

Note: Seen at Medavia engineers, Malta. Returned to Solenta, Regd 04-Apr-2003.Tassilli colours removed by May 2003 at Medavia Malta.

Arrived Malta 04-Apr-2003 for maintenance and removal of Tassili c/s; still present at Malta 25-May-2003, 09-Jul-2003. Noted back at Lanseria by 17-Nov-2004 with United Nations Humanitarian Air Services titles.

ZS-OUJ Returned to Solenta Aviation. Johannesburg, RSA. 03-Apr-2003.

ZS-OUJ Sub leased to United Nations. Regd Nov-2004.

N344CS Fayard Enterprises, Franklinton, NC. Regd 25-Jun-2008.

Flew via Bamako, Mali - Las Palmas, Spain - Santa Maria, Azores - St. John's, NL - North Raleigh, NC 30-Jun/04-Jul-2008.

TR-LGS (Leased to) Air Service, Gabon. Written off 18-Nov-2008. Unconfirmed.

Accident. Tsika, Gabon 18-11-2008 wo rolled off the rwy on landing (2 injured).

Cert of Airworthiness 01-Dec-2008.

N344CS Rampart Aviation (USA) Rampart Aviation, Wake Forest, NC. [Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT]. Regd 04-Jun-2009.

Note: Operated for U.S. Army, 6TH Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL.

N344CS Bank of Utah Trustees, Salt Lake City, UT. Regd 26-Jan-2011.

Seen at Altenrhein, Switzerland 17-Nov-2011.

Seen at Altenrhein, Switzerland 13-Feb-2011. Unmarked but in Maldivian colours.

Reported as flying North Raleigh to Hurlburt Field 06-Jun-2011.

8Q-??? Painted up in Maldivian Colours by 13-Feb-2011.

N344CS Transport Company LLC., Colorado Springs, CO. (Rampart Aviation). Regd 19-Jun-2014.

Flew 15-Jun-2014 Louisburg-Triangle North, NC - Hartford-Bradley Int'l, CT - Bangor, ME. 16-Jun-2014 Bangor, ME - Sept-Iles, QC - Schefferville, QC -Iqaluit, NU. 18-Jul-2014 Iqaluit, NU - Nuuk, Greenland. 19/20 Jun - Nuuk, Greenland - Wick, UK. (Possible night stop un recorded. 21-Jun-2014 Wick, UK - Lelystad, Netherlands.

Flew 24-Mar-2015 Valencia, Spain - Alghero, Italy - Malta-Luqa.

Flew 17-Apr-2016 On route Colorado Springs, CA – Winslow, AZ.

Note: Operated for ARKeX on worldwide geosurvey operations

Note: Upgraded to DHC-6-300HG By Ikhana Aircraft Services.

Flew Carlsbad, CA – Albuqueque, NM – Colorado Springs, CO on 23-Jul-2019 back to Rampart Aviation (see above) . Was back in service 30/31 Jul-2019.


CF-TVO in the distinctive livery of norOntair at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © October 1971 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-TVO in my sketch done for Royal Canadian Mint coin certificate.
Neil Aird © 1999
CF-TVO at Timmins - CYTS, Ontario.
Photo: Neil Aird © 1970's
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 20 July 1975 - Aird Archives
CF-TVO of norOntair taking a break at Sudbury - CYSB, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 19 August 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FTVO at Calgary - CYYC, after loosing her lovely Loon livery.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © January 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FTVO with huge temporary OPP marking applied.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © May 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FTVO minus logo, at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © May 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FTVO in Ontario Provincial Police service, all plugged in to stay warm.
Photo: Andrew H. Cline © 08 February 1993 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FTVO at Peterborough - CYPQ, Ontario, with faded day-glo.
Photo: Andy Graham © 28 June 1999 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-GUTH at Altenrhein - LSZR, Switzerland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 2001 - Erik Johannesson Collection
ZS-OUJ of TAL - Tassili Airlines.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 2002 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
ZS-OUJ at Malta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 2003 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N344CS at Reykjavik - BIRK, Iceland.
Photo: Karl Georg Karlsson © 20 June 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N344CS of RAMPART AVIATION, departs Colorado Springs - KCOS, Colorado.
Photos: Paul Filmer © 06 May 2016
N344CS minus appendages and antennas, at Murrieta, Calfornia.
Photo: Ikhana © 11 July 2019 - Aird Archives