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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GFBS • VH-KZO • (PK-???) • N162AY


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

• C-GFBS de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date Apr-1981. First flight 01-May-1981.

• C-GFBS Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Air Service, Newcastle, NSW. Delivered 29-May-1981.

Flew via Reykjavík, Iceland, Shannon, Ireland 04-Jun-1981 and arrived Newcastle-Belmont, NSW 19-Jun-1981.

• VH-KZO Delivered to Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Air Service, Belmont Airport, Newcastle, NSW, 24-Jun-1981.

• VH-KZO Renamed Aeropelican Air Services, Newcastle, NSW. Regd 08-May-1984.

• VH-KZO Aeropelican Air Services, Newcastle, NSW [IAP Group Australia Pty., Ltd] , 07-Mar-2002.

• VH-KZO Leased  to MacAir Airlines Pty., Ltd., Townsville, QLD, Australia, Mar-2002.

• VH-KZO Returned to Aeropelican, Belmont Airport, Newcastle, NSW., (IAP Group Australia Pty., Ltd) 21-Feb-2003.

• VH-KZO Nordic Aviation Contractors A/S., Billund, Denmark. May-2005 Canx 23-May-2005.

• PK-??? Not delivered GT Air - Germania Trisila Air, Jakarta.

• N162AY Sold to Aircraft Guaranty Holdings & Trust LLC., Trustee, Houston, TX., 23-May-2005. Regd 03-Jun-2005.

Note: Remained parked at Belmont, NSW painted as VH-KZO & ferried to Sydney, NSW 12-Oct-2005 as N162AY.

• N162AY Sold to Trans Maldivian Airways, Male, MI., 27-Dec-2005.

Flew Sydney, NSW - Alice Springs, NT - Port Hedland, WA - Cocos Island - Male, Maldives 29/31-Dec-2005.

• 8Q-TMQ Trans Maldivian Airways, Male, MI. Regd 28-Dec-2005.

• 8Q-TMQ Operated by Trans Maldivian Airways, Male, MI (Owned by Hummingbird Island Airlines Ltd, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) 08-Oct-2012).

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

• Current •


VH-KZO for AEROPELICAN,at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: DHC © May 1981 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GFBS on delivery flight at Shannon - EINN, Ireland.
Photo: Malcolm Nason © 04 June 1981 - Aird Archives
VH-KZO of AEROPELICAN at Sydney, New South Wales.
Photo: Alan Flett © February 1986 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-KZO minus doors.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N162AY at Bankstown, ready for delivery.
Photo: Lance Higgerson © December 2005
8Q-TMQ at Male.
Photo: Nigel Hitchman © 05 December 2012