VH-RPZ. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter. c/n 381.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air Mali, Bamako, Mali - ?

It was built by de Havilland Canada Inc at Downsview, Ontario - 1973

Rolled out at Downsview - August 1973

Entered onto the Mali Aircraft Register as TZ-ACD - ? 1973

First flown at Downsview as TZ-ACD - September 08, 1973

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Arrived at Bamako on completion of the ferry flight from Canada - October 12, 1973

Observed stored at Paris (Le Bourget) in the basic Air Mali livery - September 06, 1988

Observed at Paris (Le Bourget) in an all-metal livery - June 08, 1989

Cancelled from the Mali Aircraft Register - 1989

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-GGKA - December 27, 1989

Registered to Aero Stock, Paris, France

Registered to Air Caraibes, Les Abymes, Guadaloupe - December 18, 1990

Departed Scotland on the ferry flight to the United States via Reykjavik - December 18, 1990

Observed at Fort Lauderdale (Executive) - December 26, 1990

Registered to Union Stars Aviation - December 1998

Registered to Air Vendee Investments, Paris, France - January 13, 1999

Sold to JAS Aircraft Sales & Leasing, Jacksonville, Florida - February 18, 1999

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N26KH - ?

Registered to JAS Aircraft Sales & Leasing, Jacksonville, Florida

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Jamaican Aircraft Register as 6Y-JMV - October 1999

Leased to Air Jamaica Express, Kingston, Jamaice as the registered operator

Returned to JAS Aircraft Sales & leasing on termination of the lease - ?

The aircraft was observed at Cairns, Queensland as '6Y-JMV' - July 19, 2000

Cancelled from the Jamaican Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RPZ - August 23, 2000

Registered to Regional Pacific Airlines, Edge Hill, Queensland

Leased to Air Caledonie as 'V H-RPZ' for a seven week period - November 2000

Returned to Regional Pacific Airlines on termination of the lease - December 2000

Leased to Air Caledonie, Noumea - October 13, 2005

Returned to Regional Pacific Airlines on termination of the lease - 2006

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 26, 2008

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-OIAQ - August 26, 2008

Registered to Air Caledonie, Noumea

Ferried Cairns - Port Moresby - Noumea - September 03, 2008

Current status - ?

 

TZ-ACD. Air Mali - in the basic livery at Paris le Bourget Airport, March 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-905.)