VH-FNX. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-310 Twin Otter. c/n 516.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered new by Taylor Woodrow Towell Co. Ltd, Muscat, Oman - ?

Built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Rolled out at Downsview as 'G-BTWT' - November 1976

First flown at Downsview as 'G-BTWT' - November 24, 1976

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BTWT (CofR No G-BTWT/R1) - November 25, 1976

Registered to Taylor Woodrow Towell Company - December 19, 1976

Ferried via London (Gatwick) and Biggin Hill en route to Muscat - December 25 - 28, 1976

Arrived Aberdeen, Scotland on completion of the ferry flight - December 01, 1978

Leased to Loganair, Glasgow as the registered operator - December 01, 1978

Returned to the lessors on termination of the lease - 1980

Sold to Tulip Holdings Limited, Gibraltar - January 01, 1981

Registered to Tulip Holdings Limited, Gibraltar (CofR No. G-BTWT/R2) - January 27, 1981

Arrived London (Stansted) on completion of ferry flight for short-term storage - May 31, 1985

Ferried London (Stansted) - Glasgow for lease to Loganair, Scotland - August 24, 1985

Leased to Loganair Scotland as the registered operator - August 24, 1985

Returned to the lessors on termination of the laese - September 1985

Arrived at Norwich for repainting - September 08, 1985

Ferried London (Stansted) - Maastricht - September 12, 1985

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - September 13, 1985

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-STI - September 16, 1985

Registered to Schreiner Airways, Maastricht

Observed at Rome (Fiumicino) en route to carry out a contract with ICRD - September 19, 1985

Arrived at Maastricht on termination of the ICRD contract - January 06, 1997

Departed Maastricht on the ferry flight to Papua New Guinea - 1997

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - ?

Entered ono the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-RDK - March 16, 1987

Registered to Talair, Goroka

Withdrawn from Talair service and stored at Goroka - May 25, 1993

Arrived Mareeba, Queensland for long-term storage - July 14, 1993

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - December 14, 1995

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNX - December 14, 1995

Registered to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, Queensland

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Polynesian Airlines, Apia, Western Samoa - December 16, 1995

Arrived Apia on completion of the ferry flight - December 18, 1995

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 18, 1995

Entered onto the Samoan Aircraft Register as 5W-PAH - December 18, 1995

Registered to Polynesian Airlines, Samoa

Operated final Polynesian Airlines service - October 31, 2004

Cancelled from the Samoan Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-MCS - February 10, 2005

Registered to Airlines PNG, Goroka, New Guinea

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - March 2015

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-BRK - March 2015

Registered to PT Aviastar Mandiri, Jakarta, Indonesia

Current with PT Aviastar

 

5W-PAH. Polynesian - in the standard livery at Apia Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-817.)