STC Awarded for Ikhana DHC-6-100HP/200HP™ / by Erik Johannesson


IKHANA Aircraft Services Announces Twin Otter DHC-6-100HP™/-200HP™ STC providing HIGH POWER performance

IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) announces award of a new FAA STC for their latest DHC-6 Twin Otter upgrade, the RWMI DHC-6-100HP™/-200HP™. The STC is an approved performance enhancement for the DHC-6-100/-200 series replacing the original PT6A-20 engines with PT6A-27 series engines. With authorization to operate at 50 PSI (620 SHP) of available torque, the modification provides improved performance especially under hot day high pressure altitude conditions. The RWMI DHC-6-100HP™/-200HP™ matches the available power of a DHC-6-300 series, but differs from IKHANA’s RWMI DHC-6-200HG™ STC by keeping the original Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) at 11,579 pounds (5252 Kg). IKHANA’s RWMI DHC-6-200HG™ STC provides increased power and a MTOW up to 12,500 pounds (5670 Kg). “Not all DHC-6-100/-200 operators benefit from increased payload, but they all want better performance,” states Mr. John Zublin, President and CEO of IKHANA. “This upgrade also supports aircraft fleet compatibility, improves utility, and returns value to the airframe, keeping with our philosophy of providing customers with options.”

“IKHANA Aircraft Services' achievement is a testament to programs involving life extensions and upgrades, namely engine upgrades. The PT6A–27 on the legacy Twin Otter platform brings about significant performance improvements and extends the useful life of this aircraft.” States Nick Kanellias, Vice President, Marketing, for General Aviation Programs at Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC).

About IKHANA Aircraft Services

IKHANA Aircraft Services, a DBA of IKHANA Group Inc., provides DESIGN - BUILD - FLY solutions to the aerospace industry through integration of new technologies, aircraft modifications, heavy maintenance, major repair, and critical parts manufacturing. Headquartered at the French Valley Airport (F70) in Murrieta, California, IKHANA holds FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, and Fiji repair station approvals, FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA), and is a Viking Air Factory Endorsed Service Center. IKHANA has a proven reputation for developing unique engineered solutions across a wide variety of aircraft platforms and diverse customer base including extensive experience in the DHC-6 Twin Otter, King Air, and Gulfstream airframes.

About Pratt & Whitney Canada

Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, P&WC is shaping the future of aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Based in Longueil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.