VH-EWM. de Havilland DHC-6-100. c/n 071.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air Capital International Inc

Rolled out at Toronto - September 17, 1967

First flown as N16430 at Toronto - October 11, 1967

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines

Accepted by Air Capital International at Toronto - October 28, 1967

Sold to East-West Airlines, Australia - October 28, 1967

Arrived Tamworth on completion of the ferry flight - November 10, 1967

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWM - December 19, 1967

Registered to East-West Airlines Ltd, Tamworth

This aircraft was acquired for a rain-making contract with the C.S.I.R.O. for an initial period of two years

It was operated under conttract in Tasmania - December 27, 1967 to October 14, 1969

Whilst operating the C.S.I.R.O. contract it had their logo on the rear fuselage

An intended lease to the N.S.W. Aerial Ambulance Service to cover the maintenance on VH-AMB did not proceed

The intended lease period - March 30, 1969 - April 30, 1969 was covered the the East-West DC-3 VH-PWM

Leased to Trans-Australia Airlines - May 03, 1969

Returned to East-West Airlines on the termination of the lease - September 27, 1969

Leased to MMA - November 19, 1971

Operated Perth (Guildford) - Gerladton charter four times a week

Whilst in service with M.M.A. it sported a round sticker 'On Charter to M.M.A.' with the red 'delta' logo

Returned to East-West Airlines on termination of the lease - May 1972

Sold to Bannoc Aerospace - November 29, 1972

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 01, 1972

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-CIJ - ?

Sold to Arctic Air, Edmonton, Alberta - January 04, 1973

Sold / leased to St. Andrews Airways, Winnipeg, Manitoba - March 1974

Sold / leased to Calm Air International - June 1987

Reregistered as C-FCIJ - ?

Sold to Airservice Wildgruber GmbH, Michaelisdonn (Friedrichshafen), Germany - February 05, 1991

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-IDHC - ?

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - June 04, 1991

Operated in a passenger / freighter / parachute roll whitst in Germany

Sold to 33119378 Canada Inc (t/a South Nahanni Airways), Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories - March 2005

Cancelled from the German Aircraft Register - April 05, 2005

Ferried Althenrhein - Wick - April 06, 2005

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GSOL - July 19, 2005

Registered to 33119378 Canada, Inc

During the summer season the aircraft was fitted with floats and seating restricted to 15 passengers

Leased to Westpoint Air International, Calgary, Alberta - March 31, 2008

Returned to South Nahanni Airways, Fort Simpson, NT on termination of the lease - September 15, 2008

Reregistered as C-GGLE - ?

Current with South Nahanni Airways

 

VH-EWM. East-West - in the standard livery with additional 'On Charter to MMA' titles at Perth Airport, April 02, 1972.

(M. Prime Copyright Image 1920-785.)