VH-KZP. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-320 Twin Otter. c/n 758.
This aircraft was ordered new by Aeropelican - 1981
First flown as C-CFBU at Toronto - May 05, 1981
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 engines
Accepted by Aeropelican at Toronto - May 29, 1981
Arrived Belmont, N.S.W. on completion of the delivery flight - June 19, 1981
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-KZP - June 25, 1981
Registered to Aeropelican Commuter Air Services Pty Ltd, Belmont
Aircraft was configured to seat 19 passengers
Registered to Aeropelican Air Services Pty Ltd - May 08, 1984
Aircraft was grounded at Belmont when Ansett suspended all operations - September 13, 2001
All Ansett operations were suspended due to bankruptcy
Returned to service under Ansett administration Belmont - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN5644 - September 27, 2001
Leased to Macair to cover the maintenance on their aircraft - February 22, 2002
Was operated by Macair in basic Ansett livery with Macair sticker on the forward fuselage
Aeropelican Air Services was sold to IAP Group Australia Pty Ltd by the Administrators - March 07, 2002
Returned to the Ansett administrators on termination of the Macair lease - May 2002
Sold to Abu Dhabi Aviation as a source of spares - February 2003
Departed Belmont on the ferry flight to Abu Dhabi - March 10, 2003
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 21, 2003
Aircraft was scrapped to support DHC-6s operated by the Abu Dhabi Defence Department
VH-KZP. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1982.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-238.)
VH-KZP. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Newcastle Belmont Airport, March 1982.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-839.)
VH-KZP. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1982.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-822.)
VH-KZP. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Newcastle Belmont Airport, March 1984.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-823.)