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Series  300

N544N • N144SA (2) • N97AR • PJ-TSE  N97AR 

N97AR

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

• N544N de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out -1973. First flight -17-May-1973.

• N544N Delivered to Sea Airmotive, Anchorage, AK, 15-Jun-1973.

• N544N Name changed to Seair Alaska Airlines, Anchorage, AK, Jul-1984.

Note: Seair halted operations on 18-Jan-1986 and filed for bankruptcy protection in Apr-1986.

• N544N Repossessed by First National Bank of Anchorage NA, Anchorage, AK.

• N544N Sold to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV., 06-Nov-1986.

Noted at Carlsbad, CA 17-Jan-1987 awaiting conversion to Vistaliner.

• N144SA (2) Re regd Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV., Apr-1987.

• N144SA (2) Sold to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV., (Twin Otter International, Las Vegas, NV). Nov-1993.

• N144SA (2) Leased to Scenic / Skywest Airlines, Nov-1993.

• N144SA (2) Change of operator Scenic/Eagle Canyon Airlines, 1996.

• N144SA (2) Returned to Twin Otter International, Las Vegas, NV., 19-Feb-2009.

• N97AR Re regd to Twin Otter International, Las Vegas, NV. 16-Dec-2004.

• PJ-TSE Leased to WINAIR - Windward Island Airways International, Saint Maarten. 16-Dec-2005.

• N97AR Returned to Twin Otter International, Las Vegas, NV., 03-May-2006.

• N97AR Leased to Airborne Research.

• N97AR Leased to Leading Edge Air Services, Missoula, MT.

Note: This aircraft normally operates under annual lease to Leading Edge Air Services, Missoula, MT from approximately May to September for contract to the U.S. Forest Service.

Noted as seen as a reserve Federal Smoke Jumper Aircraft (Jump25), from Boise ID during fire season 26-Apr-2008 to 24-Jul-2008.

Airworthiness date. 28-Apr-2010. Classification: Restricted. Category: Agriculture & Pest Control.

Flew Colorado Springs - Boise 18-Apr-2017.

• N97AR Twin Otter International Ltd., Las Vegas, NV., contracted to US Forest Service.

• N365AR Twin Otter International Ltd., Las Vegas, NV. Authorised 30-Jan-2019.

• Current •

N544N at Anchorage - PANC, serving with Sea Airmotive.
Photo: Bruce Drum © 27 July 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N544N at Seattle's Boeing Field - KBFI, Washington.
Photo: P. Kirkup © 09 April 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N544N at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 02 May 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N544N sporting a change.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
N144SA "365" after conversion to Vistaliner.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © 28 October 1991