Twin Otter Update / by Erik Johannesson

IKHANA Obtains Certification of the RWMI DHC-6-300HGTM Twin Otter Standard Commuter Category 14,000 lbs. MTOW Upgrade

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IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) announces award of the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) STC for their RWMI DHC-6-300HG™ Standard Commuter Category Increased MTOW to 14,000lbs. “The FAA’s certification of our RWMI DHC-6-300HG™ upgrade adds significant capabilities for operators to expand their mission role, optimize payload and range, add value to their aircraft, and increase revenues.” states Mr. John A. Zublin, President and CEO of IKHANA. He adds, “this takes the aircraft well beyond its original capability. The Standard Commuter Category STC addresses a typical Twin Otter operator’s need for as much payload as possible. A Twin Otter can now take 19 passengers with 2 crew and fly 450-500 Nautical miles. Big picture, it offers increased utility with a rapid return on investment. This has been a long term and intensive engineering effort for IKHANA and we are pleased that this long-awaited enhancement is now approved and available on the market.”

The RWMI DHC-6-300HG™ STC increases the payload capabilities of the basic DHC-6-300 Twin Otter Series aircraft from 12,500 lbs. MTOW (5670 Kg) to 14,000 lbs. (6350 Kg), providing an increase of 1500 lbs (680 Kg) or 12% overall and represents a 31% increase in payload based on an average empty weight of 7700 lbs. Operations are allowed to the full 750 shaft horsepower of the PT6A-34 engines along with the improved efficiency and noise reduction of the Raisbeck/Hartzell four blade “Scimitar” propellers. Additional aerodynamic and structural enhancements complete the modifications. As a Standard Commuter Category STC, DHC-6-300 operators will be able to operate in revenue service without special purpose restrictions.

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 reputationfor 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.

For further information, contact: Naras “Bo” Alksninis, Director, Special Missions Sales

Tel: 951.600.0009 x218; Mobile: 818.554.5906; Email: BAlksninis@IKHANAgroup.com