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LN-BEP (Photo: Jan-Olav Martinsen 1974)

Photo: © courtesy of Jan-Olav Martinsen
Original photo at www,airpics.com


Manufacturer: The de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd.; Garrett Boulevard, Downsview, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada.
Manufacturer's Model: DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
Customer's Model: n/a
Type Certificate No: Canadian DOT Type Approval No: A-82
FAA Approved Type Certificate No: A9EA
MFG Serial Number: 296
Customer's Serial Number: n/a
Manufacturing Date: 1971-02-??
Engines: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 (620 shp)
Reg. No. Date Remarks
LN-BEP 1971-02-?? Manufacturing date
1971-02-?? First flight.
1971-03-12 Officially delivered from de Havilland Canada to Widerøes Flyveselskap AS; Oslo, Norway.
1971-03-12 Temporarily registered on Norwegian CAR to Widerøes Flyveselskap AS; Oslo, Norway.
1971-03-18 Officially registered on Norwegian CAR to Widerøes Flyveselskap AS; Oslo, Norway.
1979-08-24 Cancelled from Norwegian CAR on export to Qatar.
HZ-PL5 1979-??-?? Petromin; Saudi Arabia
1988-??-?? Cancelled from Saudi Arabic CAR on export to USA.
N5377G 1988-04-?? Pal Air International Inc.; PO Box 1646, Tonopah, NV 89049, USA.
1988-??-?? Cancelled from US CAR.
C-GLAI 1988-08-03 Registered on Canadian CAR to Labrador Airways Ltd.; PO Box 310, Station C, Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador A0P 1C0, Canada.
2005-01-31 C of R issued.  Operated as Medevac aircraft for the Labrador Health Corp. Uses callsign "Medevac 911".

LN-BEP (Photo: Please tell me!)

Photo: © Please tell me!

LN-BEP (Photo: Ruben Husberg Collection)

Zürich Airport on ferry flight to Saudi Arabia?
August 1979
Photo: © courtesy Ruben Husberg Collection


Ferry flight to USA
Photo: © Please tell me!

C-GLAI ex LN-BEP (Photo: Leopold Gautschi 1991)

August 1991
Photo: © Leopold Gautschi
courtesy Ruben Husberg Collection

C-GLAI ex LN-BEP (Photo: Ruben Husberg Collection)

30 May 1992
Photo: © courtesy Ruben Husberg Collection

C-GLAI ex LN-BEP (Photo: Richard Sim)

Air Labrador
YYR Goose Bay, NF [Goose Airport], Canada
Medivac aircraft for the Labrador Health Corp. Uses callsign "Medivac 911".
29 May 2005
Photo: © Richard Sim
Large photo at www.flugzeugbilde.de

is one of the oldest successfully operating airlines in the World. Established in 1948, as Newfoundland Airways, the airline operated float-equipped aircraft from their base in Gander, Newfoundland. Primarily engaged in charter work, they also flew mail and freight to Northern Newfoundland and Labrador.


From its humble beginning the airline has shifted its base of operations to Goose Bay, Labrador and expanded to include a modern well-equipped fleet, the largest accredited aircraft maintenance facility in Labrador, and a team of dedicated and experienced staff.


In 1983, Provincial Investments Inc., owned by Mr. Roger Pike, purchased the airline and its associate Company, Labrador Aviation Services Ltd. In 1985 a new hangar was constructed at Goose Bay, Labrador. Today, this fully accredited Transport Canada Maintenance Facility is the largest fully approved aircraft maintenance facility in Labrador and one of only three in the Province.


At this modern facility Air Labrador employs trained and experienced aircraft engineers, avionics technicians, mechanics and supervisory personnel. This team services the fleet, plus several other commercial air carriers in Labrador. The company employs over 100 people and is one of Goose Bay's largest civilian employers.



Many of Air Labrador's Operations and Maintenance staff have spent a lifetime in the business of aviation. Many of the maintenance personnel have advanced through a continuous training program. Air Labrador is constantly upgrading maintenance and technical equipment, giving staff the technology they need to operate a safe, efficient airline.


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