VH-KZP. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-320 Twin Otter. c/n 758.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Aeropelican - 1981

First flown as C-CFBU at Toronto - May 05, 1981

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Accepted by Aeropelican at Toronto - May 29, 1981

Arrived Belmont, N.S.W. on completion of the delivery flight - June 19, 1981

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-KZP - June 25, 1981

Registered to Aeropelican Commuter Air Services Pty Ltd, Belmont

Aircraft was configured to seat 19 passengers

Registered to Aeropelican Air Services Pty Ltd - May 08, 1984

Aircraft was grounded at Belmont when Ansett suspended all operations - September 13, 2001

All Ansett operations were suspended due to bankruptcy

Returned to service under Ansett administration Belmont - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN5644 - September 27, 2001

Leased to Macair to cover the maintenance on their aircraft - February 22, 2002

Was operated by Macair in basic Ansett livery with Macair sticker on the forward fuselage

Aeropelican Air Services was sold to IAP Group Australia Pty Ltd by the Administrators - March 07, 2002

Returned to the Ansett administrators on termination of the Macair lease - May 2002

Sold to Abu Dhabi Aviation as a source of spares - February 2003

Departed Belmont on the ferry flight to Abu Dhabi - March 10, 2003

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 21, 2003

Aircraft was scrapped to support DHC-6s operated by the Abu Dhabi Defence Department

 

VH-KZP. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1982.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-238.)

VH-KZP. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Newcastle Belmont Airport, March 1982.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-839.)

VH-KZP. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1982.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-822.)

VH-KZP. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Newcastle Belmont Airport, March 1984.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-823.)