VH-XSW. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-320 Twin Otter. c/n 690.
It was also registered as: VH-UQW.
This aircraft was ordered new by Trans North Turbo Air - ?
It was built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario, Canada
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GTNO - ?
Registered to de Havilland Canada Inc, Downsview, Ontario, Canada
It was rolled out at Downsview as 'C-GTNO' - May 1980
First flown at Downsview as 'C-GTNO' - May 06, 1980
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines
Accepted by Trans North Turbo at Downsview - May 15, 1990
Registered to Trans North Turbo Air, Whitehorse
Withdrawn from use and stored at Whitehorse - June 1984
Sold to Bannock Aerospace Limited, Toronto - September 1984
Registered to Bannock Aerospace Limited, Toronto
Arrived Toronto on completion of the delivery flight to Bannock Aerospace - October 13, 1984
Sold to Skywest Airlines, Perth, Australia - 1985
Departed Toronto on the ferry flight to Australia via Reykjavik - Prestwick - Nice - March 14, 1985
Arrived Perth on completion of the ferry flight from Canada - March 26, 1985
Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - March 28, 1985
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XSW - April 02, 1985
Registered to Skywest Airlines, Perth, Western Australia
Withdrawn from service and stored at Perth - March 31, 1996
Sold to Pearl Aviation, Darwin - November 1996
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight from Perth - November 14, 1996
Reregistered as VH-UQW - November 21, 1996
Registered to Pearl Aviation, Darwin, Northern Territory
Leased to Transtate Airlines, Bisbane as the registered operator
Sold to Transtate Airlines - April 23, 1997
Withdrawn from service and stored at Brisbane - 1997
Sold to Polynesian Airlines, Apia, Western Samoa - 1998
Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Western Samoa - February 21, 1998
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 23, 1998
Entered onto the Polynesian Aircraft Register as 5W-FAY - February 23, 1998
Registered to Polynesian Airlines, Apia, Western Samoa
The aircraft was named 'Gillian'
Current with Polynesian Airlines
VH-UQW. Transtate - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, April 15, 1997.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-420.)
VH-UQW. Transtate - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, July 1997.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-956.)