VH-TGY. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter. c/n 124.
Was also registered as: VH-MBX.
This aircraft was ordered new by Trans-Australia Airlines
Constructed by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario, Canada
Rolled out at Downsview - April 15, 1968
First flown at Downsview - June 06, 1968
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N7255 - ?
Registered to de Havilland Canada, Downsview, Ontario, Canada
Accepted by Trans-Australia Airlines at Downsview - June 21, 1968
Handed over to the ferry contractor Air Capital Internation for the ferry flight to Australia - June 21, 1968
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - July 23, 1968
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 1968
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TGY - August 13, 1968
Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbournex
This aircraft was transferred to Papua New Guinea to operated TAA's Sunbird Services - August 16, 1968
Returned to the Australian mainland services - February 18, 1970
Transferred to Papua New Guinea to replace Twin Otter 'VH-TGR' - April 29, 1970
Returned to the Australian mainland services - July 26, 1970
Withdrawn from service at Brisbane and stored - January 01, 1974
Leased to Islandair Pty Ltd, Toowoomba, Queensland - April 18, 1975
Sold to Islandair Pty Ltd, Toowoomba, Queensland - May 26, 1975
Registered to Island Air Pty Ltd - July 08, 1975
Sold to Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Services - December 1976
Registered to Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Services, Belmont, N.S.W. - August 25, 1977
Withdrawn from service when the DHC-6-320s entered service with Aeropelican
Sold to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea - July 20, 1981
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 20, 1981
Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-RDH - July 20, 1981
Registered to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea
Leased to Aerolift Philippines, Manila as P2-RDH - February 1987
Returned to Talair on termination of the lease - November 1990
Withdrawn from service and stored at Goroka when Talair ceased trading - May 25, 1993
Ferried Goroka - Mareeba, Queensland for storage - July 16, 1993
Sold to Milne Bay Air, Port Moresby - January 1994
Reregistered as P2-MBS - February 13, 1994
Registered to Milne Bay Air, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Milne Bay Air was renamed Airlines PNG Ltd - 2000
Withdrawn from service at Port Moresby - September 2000
Sold to Corporate Air Services, Cairns, Queensland - September 14, 2000
Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - September 14, 2000
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-MBX - September 14, 2000
Registered to Corporate Air Services, Cairns
Withdrawn fro service and stored at Cairns - July 2001
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 12, 2001
Observed at Cairns as 'P2-MBS' in a dismantled condition - April 14, 2004
Observed at Cairns with the fuselage cut into two sections as 'P2-MBS' - June 02, 2007
Scrapped at Cairns - ?
VH-TGY. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Newcastle Belmont Airport, April 1979.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-861.)
P2-RDH. Talair Tourist Airlines of Niugini - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 1982.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-902.)
P2-RDH. Aerolift - in the basic Talair livery at an unknown airport, circa 1990.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-903.)