Newest Twin Otter for Manta Air has started her journey to the Maldives
The newest Twin Otter for Manta Air has started her 57.5 hour journey to the Maldives. The Twin Otter is arriving all the way from YYC Calgary International Airport in Canada.
The DHC6-300 Twin Otter, MSN 367 first rolled in 1973. After a brief period in the USA, the aircraft was operated by various airlines in Canada.
In 2011, MSN 367 while operating for Arctic Sunwest Charters suffered damages as the aircraft crashed into an office building during a go-around due to a bounced landing.
The aircraft remained in Yellowknife withdrawn from service until acquired by Rocky Mountain Aircraft in 2018. It was then completely rebuilt.
This includes the replacement of all time-lifed components including wings, struts, and main landing gear bulkhead. Additionally, all new wiring harnesses along with a new Aero Plastics interior and new Garmin G950Nxi avionics were installed.
Leased from Rocky Mountain Aircraft, Manta Air would be the first commercial operator of this aircraft since 2011.