VH-PGU. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-320 Twin Otter. c/n 279.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered new by Floair Inc, Wichita, Kansas

First flown at Downsview as N5227 - May 1970

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Sold to Ansett Airlines of Australia - June 01, 1970

This was the third DHC-6-300 to be purchased by Ansett

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-PGU - July 05, 1970

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Initially based at Brisbane to operate Ansett Western Queenslands services

Transferred to Rockhampton to serve Emerald and Clermont - 1971

Leased to MMA initially for six months - April 08, 1972

Ferried Sydney (Bankstown) - Perth on delivery to MMA - April 09 - 10, 1972

Based in Derby to operate MMA's Kimberley region services

Ferried Derby - Perth for 6-day wing spar modifications - December 26, 1972

Withdrawn from MMA service at Perth - October 16, 1978

Ferried Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage - November 1978

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 03, 1979

Sold to Miami Aviation Corp, Opa Locka, Florida

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N934MA - ?

Arrived Miami on completion of the ferry flight from Australia - May 22, 1979

Sold to Metroflight Inc t/a Metroflight Airlines - May 22, 1979

Lesased to Royale Airlines as the registered operator - September 30, 1985

Returned to Metroflight on termination of the lease - April 1986

Leased to Sunaire - April 1986

Sold to Metro Leasing Inc - March 1989

Leased to Aviation Associates - March 1989

Sold to MCC Aircraft Leasing Inc - November 27, 1989

Leased to Aviation Associates - November 27, 1989

Aviation Associates was renamed Sunaire Express - December 1990

Returned to MCC Aircraft Leasing Inc - November 1994

Sold to Kenn Borek Air - December 08, 1994

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GKBM - ?

Leased to Harbour Air - June 1995

Returned to Kenn Borek Air on termination of the lease - November 1995

Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi Ltd - December 1995

Entered onto the Maldivian Aircraft Register as 8Q-KBM - ?

Registered to Maldivian Air Taxi Ltd, Male, Maldives as the registered operator

Returned to Kenn Borek Air on termination of the lease - May 02, 1997

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GKBM - ?

Leased to Harbour Air Seaplanes as the registered operator - June 1997

Returned to Kenn Borek Air on termination of the lease - October 1997

Departed Canada on the ferry flight to the Maldives - December 03, 1997

Ferry route: Canada - Keflavik - Iceland - Birmingham - Maldives

Wet-leased to Maldivian Air Taxi - December 20, 1997

Entered onto the Maldivian Aircraft Register as 8Q-MAI (CofR-140) - January 04, 1998

Registered to Maldivian Air Taxi Ltd, Male, Maldives as the registered operator

For operations in the Maldives the aircraft was fitted with floats

Aircraft was observed at Calgary, Canada as 8Q-MAI - October 10, 2000

Ferried Canada - Maldives via Keflavik, Iceland, Birmingham - Maldives - October 15 - 20, 2000

Registered as 8Q-MAI to Kenn Borek Air Ltd - October 31, 2009

Registered as 8Q-MAI to Seaplane Holdings A/S, Vedbeak, Denmark - November 07, 2011

Leased to Maldivian Air Taxi Ltd as the registered operator

Current with Maldivian Air Taxi

 

VH-PGU. MMA - in the Ansett 'delta' livery at Perth Airport, July 1976.

(M. Prime Copyright Image 1920-788.)

VH-PGU. MMA - in the Ansett 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1976.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-789.)

N934MA. Miami Aviation Corporation - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 1979.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-832.)