VH-AHI. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter. c/n 659.


This aircraft was ordered by Southern Jersey Airways

It was built by de Havilland Canada Inc at Downsview, Ontario - 1979

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Registered as N105AC - ?

Registered to New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Rolled out at Downsview as N105AC - December 1979

First flown at Downsview as N105AC - December 11, 1969

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Accepted by Southern Jersey Airways at Downsview - January 03, 1980

Withdrawn from service and prepared for sale to Friendly Island Airways, Tonga - 1988

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 11, 1988

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-FQK - April 1988

Registered to Friendly Island Airways, Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Friendly Island Airways was renamed Royal Tongan Airlines - June 1991

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - March 31, 1993

Entered onto the Tongan Aircraft Register as A3-FQK - March 31, 1993

Registered to Royal Tongan Airways, Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Withdrawn from service at Nuku'alofa - March / April 1997

Arrived Brisbane for storage pending its sale - April 11, 1997

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AHI - May 15, 1997

Registered to Eljohn International, Balcatta, Western Australia

Registered to World Aviation, Caloundra, Queensland - June 17, 1999

Sold to MHS Aviation (Malaysian Helicopter Service), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - November 22, 2000

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 22, 2000

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-SSN - November 22, 2000

Registered to MHS Aviation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The aircraft was reregistered as 9M-KAT - ?

Leased to Kanara Air, Kuching as the registered operator - November 2003

Repossessed by MHS Aviation - June 2004

The aircraft was reregistered as 9M-SSN - ?

This aircraft was operated by MHS Aviation at Khartoum, Sudan as '9M-SSN' - ?

Sold to Germania Trisila Air t/a GT Air, Jakarta - August 2005

Cancelled from the Malaysian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-LTW - 2005

Registered to Germania Trisila Air, Jakarta, Indonesia

Withdrawn from use and prepared for sale - 2007

Cancelled from the Indonesian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Swiss Aircraft Register as HB-LUG - February 23, 2007

Registered to Zimex Aviation, Glattbrugg, Switzerland

Sold to Seaplane Holdings A/S, Vedbaek, Denmark - ?

Cancelled from the Swiss Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Maldivian Aircraft Register as 8Q-MBB - October 25, 2009

Registered to Seaplane Holdings A/S, Vedbaek, Denmark

Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male as the registered operator

Maldivian Air Taxi merged with Trans Maldivian Airways, Male - August 01, 2013

Current with Trans Maldivian Airways


VH-AHI. Eljohn International - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-898.)