US engineering company Ikhana Aircraft Services has delivered a modified de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200HG Twin Otter to Canadian charter start-up G-Sky Aviation.
The RWMI DHC-6-200HG modification boosts the gross weight of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27-powered aircraft by 410kg to 5,680kg (12,500lb). "[This] effectively transforms the operation of a DHC-6-200 to match the capabilities of a DHC-6-300 twin-engined turboprop," says California-based Ikhana.
Bill Houghton, general manager of operations for Fort McMurray, Alberta-based G-Sky, says: "This is the first Twin Otter to be put into service by G-Sky, and we are planning to use it as the cornerstone of our operation."
Source: Flight International