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Old 23rd June 2023, 11:16 PM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
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De Havilland Launches New & Improved Twin Otter With Orders For 45 Aircraft

The new Twin Otter mode takes the original design but makes various improvements to bring the aircraft completely up-to-date. The new design will feature a new electronic flight deck featuring the Garmin G1000 NXi suite of avionics, an all-new cabin interior design, plus a choice of two different engine types.

According to De Havilland, the aircraft will also be able to carry more payload over an increased range while still offering operators lower operational costs and higher despatch reliability.

The plane will still be capable of STOL operations, taking off from runways just 1,200ft (366m) in length and landing in just 1,050 ft (306m). Despite its upgraded performance, the new aircraft would still be capable of landing on the world's shortest commercial runways, such as that located at Saba Airport in the Caribbean, into which its older sisterships operate regularly.


New beginnings for the Twin Otter

With the Twin Otter set for something of a renaissance with today's launch of the DHC-6 Classic 300-G, it will be interesting to see how the market unfolds for the latest version of this veritable workhorse of world aviation.

With over 800 airframes already built over the past 57 years, this latest model continues a long line of provenance for the trusty Twin Otter.

The newest incarnation is likely to prove popular with a wide range of operators, offering the capability of operating in all passenger, all-cargo, quick change, passenger/cargo, VIP, medivac, and special mission configurations both from water and land-based runways.

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Old 24th June 2023, 08:12 AM
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Twin otters have been produced since 2008 by Viking who bought the DHC name, bit like saying MGs are back!
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Old 24th June 2023, 09:06 AM
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Twin otters have been produced since 2008 by Viking who bought the DHC name, bit like saying MGs are back!

Difference being that the Twin Otter produced by Viking is still a good aeroplane , the MG is another story 😀😉
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Old 24th June 2023, 09:15 AM
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Difference being that the Twin Otter produced by Viking is still a good aeroplane , the MG is another story 😀😉
Totally Agree !!
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Old 24th June 2023, 10:22 AM
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Twin otters have been produced since 2008 by Viking who bought the DHC name, bit like saying MGs are back!
I think Lotus 7/Caterham is probably the best motoring allusion, except that Caterham hasn't now bought the Lotus name.
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