VH-XFH. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter. c/n 164.

It was also registered as: VH-XFM.

 

This aircraft was built at the de Havilland Canada Downsview, Ontario plant

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N206E - ?

Registered to de Havilland Canada Inc, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Rolled out at Downsview - September 11, 1968

First flown at Downsview - October 02, 1968

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines

Delivered to MAC Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa-Locka, Florida - October 23, 1968

Leased to Katherine S. Heinecke t/a Executive Airlines, Boston, MA - October 23, 1968

Sold to Executive Airlines, Boston - March 1971

Sold to Shelton Aero, Pennsylvania - May 1972

Sold to Intermountain Aviation, Marana, Arizona - May 1972

Leased to Conoco Libya Inc, Tripoli, Lybia as the registered operator - July 1972

Observed at Marana, Arizona in the stanard Conoco livery - May 1973

Transferred to Evergreen Helicopters, Marana, Arizona - January 1975

The lease to Conoco Libya Inc, Tripoli, Lybia as the registered operator continued

Sold to Conoco Inc, Ponca City, Oklahoma - May 1977

Sold to Two Jacks Aircraft Sales Inc, Chattanooga, Tennessee - September 1980

Sold to Atlantic Aviation Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware - October 1980

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 12, 1980

Sold to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea - January 1981

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-RDG - ?

Registered to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Withdrawn from service and stored at Goroka - September 25, 1984

Returned to service - April 11, 1985

Withdrawn from use at Goroka - March 1993

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - March 25, 1993

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFH - March 26, 1993

Registered to Flight West Airlines, Brisbane, Queensland

Withdrawn from service and stored at Cairns, Queensland - August 1993

Sold to Mendikwae Trading, Goroka t/a MBA (Milne Bay Air), Port Moresby - November 08, 1993

Ferried Cairns - Port Moresby - November 15, 1993

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 16, 1993

The intended registration 'P2-MCM' was not taken up

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-MBU - January 1994

Registered to MBA Milne Bay Air, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

The aircraft was reregistered as P2-MDK - December 1996

Sold to Goroka Air Services, Goroka, Papua New Guinea - 1997

The aircraft was reregistered as P2-POM - June 07, 2007

Registered to the Royal Papua Ne Guinea Constabulary, Port Moresby

Withdrawn from service - ?

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - October 02, 2008

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFM - October 02, 2008

Registered to Southern Cross Engineering Services, Sylvania, N.S.W.

Registered to Fortescue Metals Group Limited, East Perth, W.A. - October 16, 2008

Leased to Helibits Pty Limited, Perth, W.A. as the registered operator

Ferried Alice Springs - Mount Isa - Cairns - February 16 - 17, 2014

Registered to Ryebridge Air Inc, North Vancouver, Canada - February 17, 2014

Maintenance work carried out by Hawker Pacific at Cairns

Leased to Karratha Flying Services, Karratha, W.A. as the registered operator - March 09, 2014

Departed Cairns on the ferry flight to Karratha, W.A. - March 09, 2014

Returned to Ryebridge Air Inc on termination of the lease - February 01, 2016

Ferried Karratha - Cairns - February 01 - 02, 2016

Ferry route: Karratha - Broome - Halls Creek - Tennant Creek - Normanton - Cairns

Observed stored at Cairns - February 02 - April 18, 2016

Departed Cairns on the ferry flight to Canada - April 18, 2016

Arrived Calgary on completion of the ferry flight - April 22, 2016

Ferry route: Cairns - Honiara - Majuro - Honolulu - Klamath Falls - Calgary

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 24, 2017

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N164BA - February 03, 2017

Registered to the Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Leased to Ryebridge Air Inc, North Vancouver, Canada as the registered operator

Current with Ryebridge Air

 

P2-RDG. Talair Tourist Airlines of Niugini - in the standard livery at Goroka Airport, January 1982.

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