VH-MBY. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter. c/n 218.

Was also registered as: VH-IPD.

 

This aircraft was built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario - 1969

First flown at Downsview as N604MA - March 06, 1969

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines

Sold to MAC Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa-Locka, Florida - March 28, 1969

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N604MA - ?

Registered to American Bank of Jacksonville

Leased to Trans-Michigan Airlines, Flint, MI as the registered operator - April 1969

Returned to MAC Miami Aviation Corporation on termination of the lease - April 1970

Leased to National Equipment Rental, New York - April 1970

Sub-leased to Air Illinois, Carbondale, IL as the registered operator - April 1970

Returned to MAC Miami Aviation Corporation on termination of the lease - January 30, 1971

Leased to ANDES Aerolineas Nacionales del Ecudaor S.A., Guayaquiul - April 08, 1971

Returned to MAC Miami Aviation Corporation on termination of the lease - November 23, 1972

Sold to National Equipment Rental, New York - March 13, 1973

Leased to Air Illinois as the registered operator - March 13, 1973

Sold toPerry County Leasing Inc, Du Quoin, IL - December 1980

The lease to Air Illinois as the registered operator continued

The aircraft was named 'Barbie Huffman' - 1984

Named to honour the Flight Attendant killed in the crash of the Air Illinois HS-748 'N748LL' - November 11, 1983

Sold to B & B Partnership, Denver, NC - July 30, 1986

Leased to Mountain Air Cargo as the registered operator

Sold to Signal Capital Corp, Denver, NC - August 04, 1988

The lease to Mountain Air Cargo as the registered operator continued

Sold to Mountain Air Cargo - August 14, 1989

Sold to Gordon Cragg Aircraft Sales, Sugarland, TX - August 21, 1989

Sold to MBA Corporation, Portland, OR - April 17, 1990

Leased to Milne Bay Air, Port Moresby - July 11, 1990

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-MBC - July 11, 1990

Leased to Milne Bay Air, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea as the registered operator

Sold to Corporate Air Services, Cairns, Queensland - September 14, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-MBY - November 25, 1998

Registered to Corporate Air Services, Queensland

Reregistered as VH-IPD - December 05, 2001

Observed at Cairns operating in Island Air livery - May 2004

Registered to Inland Pacific Air, Cairns, Queensland - July 20, 2005

Sold to Airlines PNG, Port Moresby - July 1006

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft register - August 01, 2006

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-MCC - August 10, 2006

Registerd to Airlines PNG, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Current with Airlines PNG

 

N604MA. Air Illinois - in the basic livery at an unknown airport, March 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-846.)

N604MA. Air Illinois - in the basic livery at Pittsburg Airport, November 22, 1984.

(E. Greenman Copyright Image 1920-847.)

N604MA. Air Illinois - in the basic livery at Pittsburg Airport, November 22, 1984.

(E. Greenman Copyright Image 1920-848.)