De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) has unveiled the latest addition to its aircraft lineup, the DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G. The launch includes combined purchase agreements and letters of intent for 45 aircraft.
The Classic 300-G retains the durable airframe of its predecessors and is powered by Pratt & Whitney technology. Its lighter weight results in an improved payload range and reduced operating costs.
“For over 50 years, the DHC-6 Twin Otter has stood alone as the most reliable and versatile aircraft in its class. After extensive consultation with our customers, we are poised and proud to take this iconic aircraft to new heights with the new DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G.” Brian Chafe, CEO of De Havilland Canada
The updated model boasts a new cabin interior and flight deck, equipped with the Garmin G1000® NXi fully integrated avionics suite. These innovations are part of De Havilland Canada’s efforts to drive advancements in the utility transport aircraft market.
The G1000 NXi provides wireless cockpit connectivity, enhanced situational awareness, visual approach capability, and a fully integrated GFC™ 700 autopilot with envelope protection.
The Classic 300-G is the fifth generation of the Twin Otter aircraft, joining the current Series 400. DHC-6 Twin Otters are used for passenger transport, VIP transport, cargo transport, medivac operations, and special missions in challenging environments worldwide. When equipped with amphibious floats, these aircraft can operate on both paved surfaces and water-landing areas.
The De Havilland Twin Otter is heavily used in the Maldives operating with float configuration with three airlines.