VH-PGS. de Havilland DHC-6-320 Twin Otter. c/n 269.
This aircraft was ordered new by Floair Inc, Wichita, Kansas
First flown at Downsview as N5217 - December 12, 1969
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines
Sold to Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - December 22, 1969
This was the first DHC-6-300 to be purchased by Ansett Transport Industries
Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the delivery flight in an all-metal livery - January 1970
Prepared by Hawker de Havilland Australia for delivery to Ansett
A specialised rear freight compartment designed by M. Allan, Ansett Engineering, Melbourne was installed
This freight compartment was installed in all the Anset Airlines of PNG Twin Otters
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-PGS - February 02, 1970
Registered to Ansett (P&NG) Ltd
Ferried Sydney (Bankstown) - Lae - February 1970
Withdrawn from service at Lae - October 1973
Sold to Bannock Aerospace Ltd, Toronto, Canada - November 01, 1973
Accepted by Bannock Aerospace at Brisbane Airport - November 1973
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 21, 1973
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-JJF - November 22, 1973
Registered to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, Canada
Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to the United States - November 24, 1973
Ferry route: Brisbane - Noumea - Nadi - Hilo - San Francisco
Sold to Southwest Bancshares Leasing - May 13, 1974
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N928MA - ?
Leased to Metroflight, Huston, Texas as the registered operator - June 1974
Sold to Royale Airlines, Inc, Shreveport, LA - September 30, 1985
Sold to Pal Air International Inc - April 1986
Sold to Pal Air International, Dubuque, IA - May 06, 1986
Sold to Metroflight Inc , Irving, Texas - August 13, 1986
Leased to Sunaire Airlines, St Claire, U. S. Virgin Islands as the registered operator - September 1986
Sunaire Airlines was renamed Sunaire Express - December 1990
Repossessed by MCC Aircraft Leasing Inc, McLean, Virginia - July 1994
Observed stored at Miami (Opa Locka) - November 05, 1994
Sold to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, Alberta - November 1994
Arrived Calgary on completion of the ferry flight from Miami - December 08, 1994
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 13, 1994
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GKBO - January 25, 1995
Registered to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Lesased to Aeroperlas Regional S.A. (Aerolineas Islas de Las Perlas), Panama City - May 10, 1995
Entered onto the Panamanian Aircraft Register as HP-1283APP - May 1995
Registered to Aeroperlas S.A. as the registered operator
Returned to Kenn Borek Air on termination of the lease - May 2010
Departed Panama City on the ferry flight to Canada - June 04, 2010
Arrived Springbank (Alberta) on completion of the ferry flight - June 06, 2010
Ferry route: Panama City - Aalbrook-Tegucigalpa (Honduras) - Tapachula (Mexico) - Tampico (Mexico) -
Brownfield (Texas) - Dumas (Texas) - Torrington (Wyoming) - Billings (Montana) - Calgary - Springbank
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GHKL - July 23, 2010
Registered to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd t/a Rocky Mountain Aircraft, Calgary, Alberta
Withdrawn from service and stored at Springbank, Alberta - ?
Observed dismantled at Springbank in basic Aero Perlas livery without registration markings - August 11, 2014
Still on the Canadian Aircraft Register - January 13, 2017
VH-PGS. Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - in the 'delta' livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1973.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-834.)
N928MA. Ansett Airlines of Papua New Guinea - in the 'delta' livery at an unknown airport, May 18, 1974.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-870.)
N928MA. Eastern Metro Express - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, February 1990.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-835.)
C-GKBO. Kenn Borek Air Ltd - in the standard livery with additional 'Shoals' titles at an unknown airport, March 2000.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-938.)