VH-TZL. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter. c/n 43.
Was also registered as: VH-ZKF.
This aircraft was built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario, Canada
Ordered new by Aeralpi Linee Aeree SpA, Trento, Italy
Construction completed at Downsview - March 29, 1967
First flown at Downsview as I-CHAN - April 23, 1967
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines
Accepted by Aeralpi at Downsview - April 27, 1967
The aircraft was named 'Chantal'
Withdrawn from service and stored at Colombier, Switzerland - July 02, 1968
Sold to Fairfield Aviation Corp - April 1969
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N935JM - April 1969
Leased to Mackay International Airways Inc, Fort Lauderdale as the registered operator
Sold to F. B. Ayer & Associates Inc, New York - July 1969
The lease to Mackay International Airways cointinued
Returned to lessor on termination of the lease - April 1972
Sold to Syd-Aero, Stockholm, Sweden - April 16, 1972
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 1972
Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-FTO - April 1972
Leased to General Air, Hamburg, Germany as the registered operator - June 15, 1972
Returned to lessor on termination of the lease - August 10, 1972
Sold to Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Service, Australia - April 21, 1978
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TZL - May 03, 1978
Registered to Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Services Pty Ltd, Belmont, N.S.W.
Operated first revenue service with Aeropelican Belmont - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - May 20, 1978
Sold to Whitaker Pty Ltd - June 1981
Registered to Whitaker Pty Ltd t/a Noosa Air, Maruborough, Queensland - June 24, 1981
Leased to Sunstate Airlines, Brisbane as the registered operator - July 01, 1983
Registered to Whitaker Air Pty Ltd t/a Sunstate Airlines - January 27, 1989
Registered to B. R. Whitaker Pty Ltd t/a Whitaker Air Charters - August 15, 1989
Leased to Sunstate Airlines as the registered operator continued
Returned to Whitaker Air Charters on termination of the lease - 1993
Sold to Karratha Flying Serevices, Karratha, Western Australia - July 01, 2004
Reregistered as VH-ZKF - August 11, 2004
Registered to KFS Aircraft Holdings Pty Ltd, Karratha, Western Australia t/a Karratha Flying Services
Registered to Peter Gash (Istlecote Pty Ltd) t/a Seair Pacific, Balinga, Queensland - March 11, 2016
Departed Perth (Jandakot) on the ferry flight to the Gold Coast - April 22, 2016
Arrived Gold Coast on completion of the ferry flight - April 24, 2016
Ferry route: Perth - Kalgoorlie - Forrest - William Creek - Marree - Charleville - Elliot Island - Gold Coast
Current with Seair Pacific
VH-TZL. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Newcastle Belmont Airport, November 1978.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-910.)
VH-TZL. Noosa Air Commuter - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1982.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-863.)
VH-TZL. Sunstate - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1985.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-744.)
VH-TZL. Sunstate - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, November 1988.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-418.)
VH-TZL. Whitaker Air - in the standard livery at Townsville Airport, July 23, 1991.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-450.)