How many de Havilland Otters are still flying?
Between the original production by de Havilland and the new production by Viking up to the end of 2015, there are over 500 Twin Otters currently in operation worldwide. Viking has delivered 84 Series 400 Twin Otters so far, and records indicate that over 430 of the “legacy” de Havilland aircraft are still in operation.
What kind of plane is a Twin Otter?
The De Havilland Aircraft Company of Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter is a twin-engine, turboprop short take-off and landing (STOL) passenger / utility aircraft seating up to 20 passengers. It was a twin-engine replacement for the single-engine DHC-3 Otter retaining that type’s excellent short take-off and landing capabilities.
What kind of plane is an otter?
The de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter is a single-engined, high-wing, propeller-driven, short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada.
What happens if a plane engine fails over the ocean?
Yes it can. Before a certain speed – the so-called decision speed or V1 speed – the takeoff would be aborted and the aircraft would be brought to a stop. If an engine fails after reaching V1 speed, the aircraft will continue its take-off roll and get safely airborne on one engine before returning to the airport.
How many planes does Harbour Air have?
Today, after 39 years in business and more than 40 aircraft, the Harbour Air Group consisting of Harbour Air Seaplanes, Whistler Air and Saltspring Air has become one of the largest all-seaplane airlines in the world.
How much does a Twin Otter cost?
The base price of a Twin Otter is about $6.5 million.
Is the Twin Otter a good plane?
A testimony to its rugged construction and incredible STOL performance, the Twin Otter became the best-selling 19 passenger aircraft of all time, still unmatched for its dependability and versatility.
Does a Twin Otter require a type rating?
General Requirements: Type rated for Dornier 228-200 or Viking DHC-6-400 Twin Otter. A valid and unrestricted Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) with type rating. A current class one medical certificate. ICAO English proficiency level 4 or greater.
Where are Twin Otter planes made?
The Twin Otter Series 400 is the culmination of contributions from many sources in Canada and the United States, with the majority of the primary structure and detail parts manufactured at the Viking factory in Victoria, British Columbia.