VH-XFC. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-320 Twin Otter. c/n 647.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered new by Pennsylvania Commuter Airlines

Rolled out at the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant - October 1979

First flown at Downsview - October 11, 1979

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N205CA - ?

Registered to Clark Aviation, Harrisburg, PA t/a Pennsylvania Commuter Airlines

Accepted by Pennsylvania Commuter Airlines at Downsview, Ontario - October 24, 1979

Sold to Holiday Airlines, Newark, NJ - October 07, 1986

Sold to World Jet Aircraft International, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - June 12, 1989

Departed the United States on the ferry flight to Australia - July 1989

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFC - October 11, 1989

Registered to Flight West Airlines, Brisbane, Queensland

Leased to Hevilift, Waigani, Papua New Guinea as the registered operator - March 15, 1997

Sub-leased to Air Niugini, Port Moresby - March 15, 1997

Returned to Hevilift on termination of the sub-lease - September 15, 1997

Returned to Flight West Airlines on termination of the lease - September 15, 1997

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 22, 1998

Sold to Southern Aircraft Services, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - January 23, 1998

Entered onto the Unitec States Aircraft Register as N300WH - January 1998

Registered to Southern Aircraft Services, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to the United States - February 01, 1998

Sold to CAAMS LLC, Rutherfordton, NC - February 19, 2009

Ferried Fort Lauderdale - Camp Blanding - Rutherfordton - February 20, 2009

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Guatemalan Aircraft Register as TG-JCA - March 26, 2009

Leased to Aero Ruta Maya S.A., Guatemala City as the registered operator

Withdrawn from service and returned to the lessor - ?

Cancelled from the Guatemalan Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N360CM - April 24, 2013

Registered to CAAMS LLC, Rutherfordton, NC

Departed the United States on the ferry flight to Kiribati - July 2013

Arrived Kiribati on completion of the ferry flight - August 02, 2013

Ferry route: Rutherfordton - Memphis - Mena (Arizona) - Salinas (California) - Honolulu - Tarawa

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - August 13, 2013

Entered onto the Kiribati Aircraft Register as T3-AKJ - August 2013

Registered to Air Kiribati, Tarawa, Kiribati

Current with Air Kiribati

 

VH-XFC. Flight West - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-865.)

VH-XFC. Flight West - in the standard livery at Brisbane Archerfield Airport, November 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-419.)

VH-XFC. Flight West Airlines - in the standard livery at Brisbane Archerfield Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-449.)