Search Regional Turboprop Spotter Below

Search Regional Turboprop Spotter Below

Search this Site

Monday, 12 December 2016

Regional/Corporate/Utility Turboprop Update for 12-Dec-2016


Updated: 12-Dec-2016 @ 1210 1350 1500


  • Added entry for TBM-930 MSN 1155
  • The Third Level Piston supplement has been updated, including several BN-2 Islander pictures





  • Avmax increases DHC-8 fleet to 50 aircraft
  • Angolan DHC-8 arrives Maastricht for attention by SAMCO
  • TBM MSN 1153 and Pilatus MSN 1675 cross the north Atlantic on delivery



The photos appearing in this section are linked directly back to the original photograph elsewhere. If you click for the larger version it will open in a new window. More often than not, the location of the photo will be at Flickr™.  While you are there, please take the opportunity to check out some more of the photographers work, there are generally hundreds, if not thousands of great aviation photographs to be seen.

The original photographers have permitted the use of the images here. They cannot be re-posted, or re-used elsewhere without obtaining permission from the photographer directly.


If you have good quality photographs uploaded at any other location (Flickr, Smugmug, A-Net, JP etc.) and want to have them featured in this section, just use the contact form. I will do the rest, no work necessary on your part!


Today's photos with thanks to:




Clicking on the name above will take you to their overall gallery, while clicking on the photo will take you to the specific picture within the gallery.


MSN 344 - DHC-8-103 5Y-BXU
Avmax Aircraft Leasing (ALS/Rwandair)
Kigali 10-Sep-2012
Anton van Ruiten Photo

MSN 281 - ATR-72-202 TS-LBC
Seven Air
Tunis 25-Mar-2010
Anton van Ruiten Photo







397 - ATR-42-300 2-CAPE Airtrails Trading, Zug

Updating entry for 09-Dec-2016; flew Duluth, MN - Coeur d'Alene, ID 10-Dec-2016 for attention by Empire Aerospace. As previously noted, the aircraft it for Cape Air, and is in full United Express c/s.

1380 - ATR-72-212A F-OZLI Air Caledonie, Nouméa

Flew Toulouse - Heraklion - Bahrain - Muscat - Colombo 10/12-Dec-2016 on delivery, ex F-WWER.

1384 - ATR-72-212A F-WWEV ATR-GIE Avions Transports Regional, Toulouse

Noted at Toulouse 09-Dec-2016 in new Air Caraïbes "Simply" c/s.




UE-431 - Beech 1900D VH-OYX Air New Zealand Ltd., Auckland

Registered 05-Dec-2016, ex ZK-EAH.




286 - DHC-8-311 C-GCBK Inter-Aero Inc., Arnprior, ON

Updating entry for 09-Dec-2016; flew Honolulu, HI - Concord, CA 10-Dec-2016 and Concord, CA - Montréal-Trudeau, QC 11-Dec-2016 completing its delivery flight from Australia.

503 - DHC-8-314 8Q-IAT Island Aviation Services, Male (Maldivian)

Noted at Maastricht 10-Dec-2016, now registered as such, ex PH-ADC.

537 - DHC-8-103 OY-YBG KA1 A/S, Vejle (Nordic Aviation Capital)

Updating entry for 09-Dec-2016; aircraft has been acquired by Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc. which brings their DHC-8 portfolio to 50 aircraft leased out globally.

645 - DHC-8-315 D2-EYU Government of Angola, Luanda (Heli Malongo, Luanda)

Flew Luanda - Abidjan - Praia - Lisbon - Maastricht 11/12-Dec-2016 for attention by SAMCO.

4541 - DHC-8-402 D-ABQT LGW-Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter (Air Berlin)

Flew Downsview, ON - Goose Bay, NL 10-Dec-2016, departed same day for Keflavík, however returned to Goose Bay as they were unable to retract the gear. Flew Goose Bay, NL - Halifax, NS 11-Dec-2016 (likely for attention by Jazz Technical Services) and then flew Halifax, NS - Goose Bay, NL - Keflavík 12-Dec-2016.

4542 - DHC-8-402 C-FRZP Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC

Registration cancelled 12-Dec-2016 on export to Ethiopia.





208B-5287 - Cessna 208B (EX) N20686 Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Registration cancelled 09-Dec-2016 on export to Costa Rica.

208B-5288 - Cessna 208B (EX) N288SW Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Flew Wichita, KS - Santa Maria, CA 11-Dec-2016 and then to Hilo, HI 12-Dec-2016 on delivery.




2000-12 - SAAB 2000 SE-KXK Eric Thun AB, Lidköping (TUS Airways, Larnaca)

Flew Örebro - Belgrade - Larnaca 10-Dec-2016 on delivery.




BE-72 - Beech B100 N3536 Aeroptic LLC, North Andover, MA

Registration cancelled 08-Dec-2016 on export to Indonesia. Aircraft had previously been cancelled to Indonesia on 13-Jul-2016.

FL-1003 - Beech B300 N1003V Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Flew Darwin, NT - Longreach, QLD - Sydney-Bankstown, NSW 10-Dec-2016.




1153 - SOCATA TBM-700 (930) N930CA Transatlantic Deliveries Trust, Wilmington, DE

Flew Tarbes/Lourdes - Glasgow 12-Dec-2016 on delivery.

1155 - SOCATA TBM-700 (930) N930GW Transatlantic Deliveries Trust, Wilmington, DE

Departed Tarbes/Lourdes - Prestwick  12-Dec-2016 on delivery.




1274 - Pilatus PC-12/47E N409BG Bullock Investments LLC, St. Charles, IL

Registered to Bank of Montana, Missoula, MT 09-Dec-2016

1663 - Pilatus PC-12/47E VH-OWY R.F.D.S. of Australia (Western Div.) Perth-Jandakot, WA

Registered 07-Dec-2016.

1675 - Pilatus PC-12/47E HB-FQP Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG, Stans

Flew Buochs - Prestwick - Reykjavík 12-Dec-2016 as PCH75T.