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Withdrawn from use and stored at Whitehorse - June 1984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Withdrawn from service and stored at Perth - March 31, 1996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Withdrawn from service and stored at Brisbane - 1997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.)