VH-XFE. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-310 Twin Otter. c/n 442.

 

This aircraft was ordered by Air Mauritius - ?

It was built by de Havilland Canada Inc at Downsview, Ontario - 1974

Entered onto the Mauritius Aircraft Registered as 3B-NAB - ?

Rolled out at Downsview as '3B-NAB' - December 18, 1974

First flown at Downsview as '3B-NAB' - January 15, 1975

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines

Accepted by Air Mauritius at Downsview - January 21, 1975

Departed Downsview on the ferry flight to Mauritius via Keflavik - January 21, 1975

The aircraft was named 'Port Mathurin'

Sold to International Aircraft Leasing, Port Vila - May 1989

Leased to Air Melanesiae as the registered operator

Entered onto the Vanuatu Aircraft Register as YJ-RV9 - June 08, 1989

Registered to International Aircraft Leasing, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Sold to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, Brisbane - November 1989

Cancelled from the Vanuatu Aircraft Register - December 04, 1989

Observed at Brisbane (Eagle Farm) as 'YJ-RV9' - December 04, 1989

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFE - January 09, 1990

Registered to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, Queensland

Withdrawn from service and prepared for lease to Talair - ?

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 13, 1990

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-RDZ - December 13, 1990

Leased to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea as the registered operator

Withdrawn from service and returned to Flight West Airlines on termination of the lease - March 04, 1991

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - March 04, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFE - March 04, 1991

Registered to Flight West Airlines, Eagle Farm, Queensland

Leased to Aeropelican Air Services, Belmont, New South Wales as the registered operator - September 01, 1994

Returned to Flight West Airlines on termination of the lease - November 1994

Sold to Solomon Airlines, Honiara, Solomon Islands - November 03, 1994

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 03, 1994

Entered onto the Solomon Islands Aircraft Register as H4-SID - December 1994

Registered to Solomon Airlines, Honiara

Current with Solomon Airlines

 

VH-XFE. Flight West Airlines - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, November 1990.

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