VH-TNM. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-310 Twin Otter. c/n 244.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered new by Alaska Airlines, Seattle - ?

Constructed at the de Havilland Canada Downsview, Ontario plant

Rolled out at the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant as 'N100AS' - May 1969

First flown at Downsview - May 28, 1969

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N100AS - ?

Registered to Alaska Airlines, Seattle, WA

Accepted by Alaska Airlines at Downsview, Ontario - October 16, 1969

Sold to Boreas International Corporation, New York - August 08, 1976

Leased to Surinam Airways, Paramaribo, Surinam as the registered operator - August 26, 1976

Departed Opa Locka (Florida) on the ferry flight to Surinam - August 26, 1976

Sold to Surinam Airways - June 1979

Entered onto the Surinam Aircraft Register as PZ-TAX - June 1979

Withdrawn from service and sold to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, Canada - January 28, 1980

Cancelled from the Surinam aircraft Register - ?

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

Sold to Trans west Airlines, Jandakot, Perth, Western Australia - May 1980

Departed Toronto on the ferry flight to Australia via Reykjavik (Iceland) and Frankfurt - May 25, 1980

Arrived Perth on completion of the ferry flight - June 03, 1980

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TNM - June 27, 1980

Registered to Trans West Airlines, Jandakot. Perth

The aircraft was named 'Miss Newman'

Registered to Ian Baillie Sales, Moorabin, Victoria - October 29, 1982

Leased to Sunstate Airlines, Brisbane as the registered operator - ?

The aircraft was renamed 'The Great Keppel Islander'

Withdrawn from use and returned to Trans West Airlines at Maryborough, Queensland - June 07, 1991

Departed Cairns on the ferry flight to Rabaul, New Guinea - June 07, 1991

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 20, 1991

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-IAA - August 20, 1991

Registered to Island Helicopter Service t/a Islands Aviation. Rabaul

The aircraft was badly damaged whilst taking-off fromn Bili, Papua New Guinea - January 03, 1995

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - January 03, 1995

The damaged aircraft was dismantled and shipped back to Canada for eventual rebuild - ?

The aircraft wreck was observed at Springbank, Alberta, Canada as 'P2-IAA' - February 2001

The aircraft wreck was observed at Springbank, Alberta, Canada as 'P2-IAA' - 2005

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FBLY - August 05, 2005

Registered to Ash Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, Alberta

Rebuilding of the aircraft was Rocky Mountain Aircraft was commenced - September 2005

Ferried Springbank - Winnipeg - Muskova for painting - November 20, 2006

Ferried Muskova - Springbank on completion of the repaint - December 12, 2006

Ferried Springbank - Albuquerque - San Angelo on delivery to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises - December 23, 2006

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - February 22, 2007

Entered onto the Chilean Aircraft Register as CC-PQI - February 22, 2007

Registered to Campania Minera Barrick Chile, Santiago, Chile

Transferred to Minera San Francisco S.A., Santiago - ?

Transferred to Transportes San Francisco Ltda, Santiago - 2009

Sold to Gravitas Aviation Ltd, West Vancouver, BC, Canada- October 2014

Cancelled from the Chilean Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N244AD - January 05, 2015

Registered to Texas Air Services, Dickinson, Texas

Departed Houston (Texas) on the ferry flight to Switzerland - March 27, 2015

Arrived Bern (Switzerland) on completion of the ferry flight - March 31, 2015

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 02, 2015

Entered onto the Swiss Aircraft Register as HB-LRJ - April 02, 2015

Registered to RUAG Schweiz AG, Emmen, Switzerland

Delivered to European Coastal Airlines, Split, Croatia - September 03, 2015

Cancelled from the Swiss Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Croatian Aircraft Register as 9A-TOB - ?

Registered to European Coastal Airlines, Split

Current with European Coastal Airlines

 

VH-TNM. Trans West Airlines - 'Miss Newman' in the standard livery at Perth Jandakot Airport, January 01, 1982.

(M. Prime Copyright Image 1920-843.)

VH-TNM. Trans West Airlines - 'Miss Newman' in the standard livery at Derby Airport, July 13, 1982.

(M. Prime Copyright Image 1920-844.)

VH-TNM. Trans West Airlines - 'Miss Newman' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, September 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-906.)

VH-TNM. Ian Baillie Aircraft Sales - in the all-white livery at Moorabin Airport, March 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-940.)

VH-TNM. Sunstate - 'The Great Keppel Islander' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 1984.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-869.)

VH-TNM. Sunstate - 'The Great Keppel Islander' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-939.)

VH-TNM. Sunstate - 'The Great Keppel Islander' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-845.)