VH-XFB. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter. c/n 282.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air Charter Enterprises t/a Saber Air, Singapore - ?

It was built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario

Rolled out as '9V-BCK' at Downsview - April 08, 1970

First flown as '9V-BCK' - April 1970

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Entered onto the Singaporean Aircraft Register as 9V-BCK - April 1970

Registered to Air Charter Enterprises, Seletar, Singapore

Arrived Seletar on delivery to Saber Air - April 24, 1970

Registered to Mobil Producing Services, Southeast Asia, Singapore - May 1971

Sold to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, Canada - April 29, 1983

Cancelled from the Singaporean Aircraft Register - May 1983

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GGHC - May 1983

Ferried via the Middle East - England - Scotland - Iceland - Totonto (Canada) - May 1983

Sold to G&H Steel Inc, Broomhall, Pennsylvania t/a Winlink, Saint Lucia - June 16, 1983

Entered onto the Saint Lucia Aircraft Register as J6-SLG - June 1983

Registered to G&H Steel Inc, Broomhall, Pennsylvania t/a Winlink, Saint Lucia

Sold to Societe Locamain, St Raizet t/a Air Guadaloupe, Les Abymes - October 03, 1986

Cancelled from the Saint Lucia Aircraft Register - October 1986

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-OGNC - October 1986

Registered to Societe Locamain, St Raizet, Guadaloupe

This aircraft was operated jointly with Air Martinique

Sold to Carl Healey & Associates, St Lambert, Quebec, Canada - December 01, 1989

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FGHX - January 26, 1990

Registered to Carl Healey & Associates, St Lambert, Quebec, Canada

Sold to Talair, Papua New Guinea - February 1990

Arrived Port Morseby on completion of the ferry flight to Papua New Guinea - February 11, 1990

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-RDY - February 15, 1990

Registered to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - February 28, 1990

Withdran from service at Goroka when Talair ceased operations - May 25, 1993

Arrived Mareeba (Queensland) from Goroka for long term storage - July 12, 1993

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - April 10, 1995

Ferried Mareeba - Brisbane - April 13, 1995

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFB - May 09, 1995

Registered to International Aircraft Leasing Ltd

Leased to Flight West, Brisbane as the registered operator

Observed as a fuselage only at Brisbane - April 29, 1996

Observed as a fuselage only at Brisbane - September 08, 1996

Did this aircraft undergo a major refurbishment at Brisbane - ?

Sold to Mike Bannock, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - April 1997

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Canada - April 21, 1997

Arrived Calgary on completion of the ferry flight - April 26, 1997

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 18, 1997

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-FFNM - June 13, 1997

Registered to Mike Bannock, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

The aircraft was ferried Calgary - Toronto - June 14, 1997

Sold to Minbridge Ltd, St Michaels, Barbados - July 07, 1997

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - July 17, 1997

Sold to Noranda Chile Ltda, Chile - July 19, 1997

Entered onto the Chilean Aircraft Register as CC-PCI - ?

Registered to Noranda Chile Ltda, Santiago, Chile

Cancelled from the Chilean Aircraft Register - ?

Sold to Servicios Aereos de los Andes S.A., Peru

Entered onto the Peruvian Aircraft Register as - ?

Registered to Servicios Aereos de los Andes S.A., Lima, Peru

Current status - ?

 

J6-SLG. WinLink - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, circa 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-907.)