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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

N479WW • VH-KZN • PK-*** • VH-KZN


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

• N479WW de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 14-Nov-1979. First flight 14-Nov-1979.

• N479WW Delivered to Eastern Atlantis Express Airlines, Myrtle Beach, SC., 27-Dec-1979.

• N479WW Leased to Mountain Air Cargo, Denver, CO., 1986.

• VH-KZN Sold to Aeropelican (Aeropelican Air Seriesvices Pty., Ltd), Belmont, Newcastle, NSW 09-Jun-1987. Regd 13-Jul-1987.

• VH-KZN Leased to Ansett Express - March 2, 1991.

• VH-KZN Returned to Aeropelican (Aeropelican Air Seriesvices Pty Ltd), Belmont, Newcastle, NSW., 07-Apr-1991.

Note: Aeropelican became a subsidiary of Ansett Australia.

Note: All Ansett operations were suspended due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001 and aircraft operated final revenue Seriesvice Sydney-Belmont as AN6653 on that day.

Note: Returned to Seriesvice under administration Belmont-Sydney as AN5626 - September 24, 2001.

• VH-KZN Aeropelican Air Seriesvices sold to IAP Group Australia Pty., Ltd., 07-March 2002.

• VH-KZN Sold to Nordic Aviation Contractor, Billund, Denmark, March-2005.

• PK-*** Sale to GT Air, Indonesia not taken up.

• VH-KZN Sold to Hummingbird Island Airways Ltd - December 2005.

Note: Departed Bankstown on delivery flight to Maldives - December 20, 2005. Delivery route: Sydney-Alice Springs-Port Headland-Cocos Island-Male. Arrived Male at conclusion of delivery flight - December 23, 2005.

• VH-KZN Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register, 03-Jan-2006.

• 8Q-TMP Trans Maldivian Airways, Male, MI., (Hummingbird Island Airlines Ltd., Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands). Regd 03-Jan-2006.

Note: During maintenance at time of delivery aircraft was fitted with floats & test flown after maintenance 05-Jan-2006 & entered Seriesvice on 06-Jan-2006.

• 8Q-TMP Registered to Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt., Ltd., Male, Maldives,15-Aug-2013. (no indication of prior transfer to Maldivian Air Taxi).

• Current •

N479WW of atlantis at Charlotte - KCLT, South Carolina.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N479WW at ease.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown -  John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-KZN with change of colours, at Sydney - YSSY, NSW.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
VH-KZN at Bankstown just before delivery flight to Male.
Photo: S. Kedar © 15 December 2005 - Erik Johannesson Collection
8Q-TMP arrives at Meedhupparu Island, Maldive Islands.
Photo: Darren Wilson © 18 March 2014