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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
N806RT
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Series 100

 (VH-TGT) • CF-UXE • F-OCFJ • DQ-FEZ

N806RT

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

(VH-TGT) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 19-Aug-1966. First flight 27-Aug-1966. Initially ordered by Trans Australian Airlines but NTU.

CF-UXE de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Registered date unknown but presumed Aug-1966. Canx date unknowm.

Note: Shortly after its first flight an overweight ferry permit was issued on 29-Aug-1966 and it left Downsview on 30-Aug-1966 and flew to Farnborough via Goose Bay, NL – Narssarssuaq, Greenland – Keflavik, Iceland – Prestwick, UK - London-Gatwick, UK. It was dressed in TAA colours for the SBAC Air show, so presumably only painted up for promotional purposes as TAA was the first airliner order at the time. It continued to be used as a Demonstrator through 1966 & 1967 in the TAA Livery.

Note: After SBAC Display at Farnborough the aircraft continued en route to Australia. The stopovers from the London area are unknown but it arrived at Sydney-Bankstown on 07-October-1966.

CF-UXE Sold to Hawker de Havilland Australia, Lidcombe, NSW., 24-Jan-1968.

F-OCFJ Sold to Air Caledonie. Magenta, Nouméa, New Caledonia. Delivered 24-Jan-1968.

Note: Delivered via Sydney, Bankstown 05-Feb-1968.

Incident: Nouméa, 01-Feb-1969; Damaged while hangared, at Magenta, Noumea, during Tropical Cyclone Colleen. Repaired & returned to service 08-Mar-1969.

F-OCFJ Returned to service with Air Caledonie. Nouméa, New Caledonia, 08-Mar-1969.

F-OCFJ Sold to Air Polynesie. F’aaa International Airport, Papeete, Tahiti. Regd 21-Jan-1974.

• F-OCFJ Name changed to Air Tahiti. Jan-1986.

F-OCFJ Transferred to Air Moorea. F’aaa International Airport, Papeete, Tahiti, 01-Jan-1987.

DQ-FEZ Sold to Sunflower Airlines, Nadi, Fiji. Regd 26-Oct-1990. Named Spirit of the West.

DQ-FEZ Renamed Sun Air Pacific, Nadi, Fiji, Dec-2002.

DQ-FEZ Sold to Fiji Airways and renamed Pacific Sun, Nadi, Fiji, 31-Jan-2007.

DQ-FEZ Change of name to Pacific Sun, Nadi, Fiji 31-Jan-2007. Canx 29-Aug-2012.

N806RT Ikhana Group, Murrieta, CA. Reserved 24-Aug-2011. Regd 29-Aug-2012.

Note: Possibly stored in compound at Murrietta. Seen Mar-2017.

Note: Offered for sale/lease by Ikhana from Jun-2020 as a Twin Otter 100/200HP™ or a 200HG™.

Note: Fuselage noted in a compound at Murrietta in Oct-2019.

N806RT Ikhana Aircraft Holdings LLC., Murrietta, CA. Regd 17-Oct-2020.

Status unknown

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CF-UXE being prepped at Downsview - CYZD.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 08 September 1966 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-UXE getting examined critically by "suits" at Farnborough Air Show.
Photo: de Havilland Canada © September 1966 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-UXE in TAA colours.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Unknown date - Erik Johannesson Collection
CF-UXE at Sydney - Bankstown, for Air Calédonie.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 03 February 1968 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-OCFJ in untitled state.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 03 February 1968 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-OCFJ of AIR TAHITI.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 1980 - Erik Johannesson Collection
DQ-FEZ of Sunflower Airlines "Spirit of the West" in Fiji.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Unknown date - Michael J. Ody Collection
DQ-FEZ of SUN AIR at Nadi - NFFN, Fiji.
Photo: Thomas Posch © 17 July 2006
DQ-FEZ in the bright Fiji sun.
Photo: Mike Condon © 13 September 2006 - Erik Johannesson Collection
DQ-FEZ with additional titles, at Malololailai.
Photo: Mike Condon © 29 May 2009 - Erik Johannesson Collection