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.
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