logo from the Ansett era
Aeropelican Inter City Commuter
Air Services Pty Ltd IATA Code: OT, ICAO Code: PEL, Known As: Aeropelican Air Services, Full Name: Aeropelican Air Services Pty Ltd, Country: Australia, Callsign: Aeropelican.
Brief History of Aeropelican Airline:
The airline was
established on 23 October 1968 and started operations on 1 July
1971. It originally was owned by the Newcastle based Hilder family, however
in 1980 the airline was sold to Masling Airlines, a company associated
with the now defunct Ansett Australia. It operated services for
Australia and later became a wholly owned subsidiary
Aeropelican's main route has historically been between Sydney and
Newcastle Belmont Airport, in Newcastle's southern suburbs, with high
frequency service using Twin Otters. Aeropelican originally owned this
Following the collapse of Ansett Australia in September 2001,
Aeropelican was placed into administration. It was acquired by
International Air Parts in April 2002. On 20 June 2003 the airline
entered into a commercial agreement with Regional Express Airlines. It
is wholly owned by International Air Parts (IAP) Group and has 23
employees (at March 2007)
In 2004 an Embraer Bandeirante started services to augment the two Twin
Otters used before. In 2005, a Metro aircraft was also added.
Aeropelican commenced services from Sydney to Newcastle's other
airport, Williamtown, to the north of the city on March 1, 2004 and
discontinued services from Belmont Airport in March 2005. In 2006,
three Jetstream 32s were ordered, with plans to announce new services.
In December 2006, Aeropelican was awarded the Sydney to Inverell route
Aeropelican Twin Otter Safety Card:
De Havilland STOL Twin Otter Series 300 Safety on
Showing emergency exits, no smoking and brace position. These cards are located in the seat pockets for passenger reference.
Production Notes: Nil Acquisition Date: 2007 Production Date: Nil Height: 267 mm Width: 192 mm.