DETLEF BILLIG COLLECTION
No. 10608. de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (8Q-MAH c/n 374) Maldivian Air Taxi
Photographed at Male, Maldives, March 2004, by Detlef Billig

de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300

05/31/2011. Delivered to Crownair of Bromma, Sweden as SE-GEB on August 23, 1973, the aircraft was leased to Linjeflyg in 1974-1975. It was sold to the French carrier TAT (Transport Aérien Transrégional) at Tours on March 19, 1985 and was registered F-GFAF. Seven years later, March 9, 1992 it was registered in Canada to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta as C-FMYV. The next operator was Milne Bay Air of Boroko, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, to which it was registered P2-MBK on August 21, 1992.

It was registered (again as C-FMYV) to Kenn Borek Air Ltd., also from Calgary, Alberta, on May 23, 1997. On November 8, 1997 it was leased to Maldivian Air Taxi at Male, Republic of Maldives, and registered 8Q-MAH. It was returned to Ken Borek Air on May 29, 2001 and took up its previous identity C-FMYV. On January 16, 2003 the aircraft was sold to Seaplane Holding A/S of Vedbaek, Denmark, and immediately leased to Maldivian Air Taxi as 8Q-MAH.

One of the world's largest seaplane operators, using 24 Twin Otters, Maldivian Air Taxi is owned by Lars Erik Nielsen, a Danish businessman who also owns Seaplane Holding.

Created May 31, 2011