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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200HG™
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Series 200HG

N4714 • N242GW • CF-AKM • C-FAKM • C-FASQ


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

• N4714 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 25-Oct-1967. First flight 26-Oct-1967.

• N4714 NASA Commuter Airlines, Houston, TX. Delivered 02-Nov-1967.

Note: Accepted by NASA Commuter and immediately re-sold due to delays in opening of the then new Houston-Intercontinental Airport.

• N4714 Houston Metro Airlines, Houston, TX. Name changed.  Regd 1967.

• N4714 Sold to Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd 22-Dec 1967.

• N242GW Re regd to Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Sep-1968.

• N242GW Sold to Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA. 11-Mar-1969. Canx 29-Oct-1969.

Noted at Downsview 10-Oct-1969 in basic original Golden West colour scheme.

• CF-AKM Sold to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, ON. Regd 06-Nov-1969.

• CF-AKM Time Air, Lethbridge, AB. Regd Aug-1970.

• CF-AKM Air West Airlines, Richmond, BC, Regd 05-Jan-1977.

Arrived Vancouver 14-Dec-1976 on delivery, and in service 20-Jan-1977 still in basic Time Air c/s

• C-FAKM Air West Airlines, Richmond, BC. Re regd 1978.

• C-FAKM Name change to Airwest Airlines, Vancouver, BC. Regd Jun-1978.

• C-FAKM Merged into Air BC (Canadian Pacific Commuter) (fln 604) Vancouver, BC.  Regd 02-Oct-1983.

• C-FAKM Jim Pattison Industries, Vancouver, BC. Canx 09-Oct-1986.

• C-FAKM Air BC (Air Canada Connector) (f/n 604) Vancouver, BC. Regd 26-Apr-1987. Canx 12-Nov-1987.Bc

Accident: Gambier Is, BC. 26-Jun-1987.  Badly damaged when the left wing struck the water during an aborted takeoff during a training exercise. No injuries to the two crew members on board. The aircraft was withdrawn from use and transported to Springbank, AB, where it was rebuilt by Ashe Aircraft Enterprises,

• C-FAKM Sold to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Springbank, AB. Regd 11-Sep-1987. Canx 24-Jun-1988.

• C-FAKM Leased to Simpson Air “The Nahanni” Fort Simpson, NT. Regd May-1988.

• C-FAKM Sub leased to Sabourin Lake Airways, Cochenour, ON. Regd 21-Feb 1991. Based Fort Simpson, NT. Canx 20-Sep-1991.

• C-FAKM Returned to Simpson Air, Fort Simpson, NT. Regd 31-May-1992.

• C-FAKM Sub leased to Trans Jamaican Airlines, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Regd Oct-1991.

• C-FAKM Returned to Simpson Air, Fort Simpson, NT. Regd 09-May-1992. Canx 08-Feb-1995.

• C-FAKM Returned to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd (491549 Alberta Ltd), Calgary, AB. Regd 08-Feb-1995. Based Norman Wells, NT.

• C-FAKM Leased to North Wright Air, Norman Wells, NT. Regd 25-May-1995. Canx 05-Jul-1995.

• C-FAKM Returned to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd (491549 Alberta Ltd), Calgary, AB. Regd date unknown.

• C-FAKM Leased to South Nahanni Airways, Fort Simpson, NT. Regd 29-Aug-1996.

• C-FAKM Returned to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd (491549 Alberta Ltd), Calgary, AB. Regd 08-Feb-2005. Canx ,08-Apr-2005.

• C-FASQ, Arctic Sunwest Charters, (8199400 Canada Inc), Yellowknife, NT. Regd 08-Apr-2005 & 28-Aug-2012. Canx 10-Sep-2012

.• C-FASQ Renamed Summit Air, Yellowknife, NT. (8199400 Canada Inc). Regd 11-Sep-2012 & 22-May-2013. Canx 04-Jul -2014. Regd 08-Aug-2014, 04-Sep-2014, 05-Mar-2015, 09 Mar-2015. Canx 30-Dec-2017.

Ferried: 17-Nov-2014 Yellowknife, NT - Fort St. John, BC - Williams Lake, BC. 18-Nov-2014 Williams Lake, BC - Bellingham, WA - North Bend, OR - Sonoma, CA - Fresno, CA - Murrieta-French Valley, CA. It arrived at the Ikhana Group facility where it will undergo the Ikhana DHC-6-200HG™ upgrade.

Ferried: 19-Mar-2015 Murrieta-French Valley, CA - Sacramento-Exec, CA - Bend-Municipal, OR - Salmon, ID - Havre, MT - Saskatoon, SK. for painting.

.Note: Reported as withdrawn from service and parked at Springbank. AB, 26-Nov-2017. Next activity was to fly Springbank, AB to Calgary AB on 23-Sep-2019.

C-FASQ Mardonick No. 3 Ltd., Yellowknife, NT. Based Springbank, AB., at time of registration. Regd 24-Sep-2019.

C-FASQ Robinaircraft Holdings Ltd., Yellowknife, NT. Regd 26-Mar-2021.

C-FASQ Planes & Parts Ltd., Cochrane, AB Regd 26-sep-2022. Canx 19-Dec-2022.

8Q-TAV Trans Maldivian Airways (Aerostar Alpha Ltd), Malé, Maldive Islands . Regd 25-dec-2022.

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Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1968 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N242GW at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © October 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-AKM at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 27 June 1970 - William Haines Collection - Aird Archives
CF-AKM of TIME AIR, at Edmonton - CYXD, Alberta.
Photo: John Kimberley © November 1976 - Erik Johannesson Collection
CF-AKM of AIRWEST, at Vancouver - CYVR, British Columbia.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 12 May 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FAKM checking out the FOD at home base, Vancouver South.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 10 September 1978 - Aird Archives
C-FAKM of AIRWEST, at Vancouver Harbour.
Photo: John Kimberley © August 1979 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FAKM of AirBC, on the Fraser river at YVR.
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1984 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FAKM of AirBC.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © May 1985
C-FAKM awaiting passengers.
Photo: KPeter Frei © 09 July 1986 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
C-FAKM at Vancouver before road transport to YBW.
Photo: John Kimberley © September 1987 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FAKM at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © October 1988 - Michal J. Ody Collection
C-FAKM of SOUTH NAHANHI at Springbank, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © March 2002 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FASQ of ARCTIC SUNWEST at Yellowknife.
Photo: Dietmar Schreiber © 31 May 2009 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FASQ in SUMMIT AIR titles, at Yellowknife.
Photo: Roger Botting © 10 September 2013 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FASQ in latest SUMMIT AIR titles, at Yellowknife - CYZF.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 20 June 2017
C-FASQ at CYBW without titles.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 06 May 2019 - Erik Johannesson Collection