VH-KZQ. de Havilland DHC-6-300. c/n 759.
Ordered new by Aeropelican - 1981
First flown as C-CFBY - May 10, 1981
Accepted by Aeropelican - May 29, 1981
Arrived Belmont, N.S.W. at conclusion of delivery flight - June 19, 1981
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-KZQ - June 25, 1981
Registered to Aeropelican Commuter Air Services Pty Ltd
Aircraft was configured to seat 19 passengers
Registered to Aeropelican Air Services Pty Ltd - May 8, 1984
Was first Twin Otter to be repainted into the Ansett 'Southern Cross' livery
Operated final Ansett revenue service Sydney-Belmont as AN6659 - September 13, 2001
All Ansett operations were suspended due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001
Returned to service under administration Belmont-Sydney as AN5636 - September 21, 2001
Aeropelican Air Services sold to IAP Group Australia Pty Ltd - March 7, 2002
Sold to Abu Dhabi Aviation as a source of spares - February 2003
Departed Belmont on delivery flight to Abu Dhabi - March 10, 2003
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 21, 2003
Scrapped to support DHC-6s operated by the Abu Dhabi Defence Department
C-GFBY. Aeropelican - in the original livery before delivery, June 1981.
VH-KZQ. Aeropelican - in the Ansett 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Airport, December 1995.