IDEX 2015

Twin Otter complete [IDX15D2]

24 February 2015

Canada’s Viking Air has officially handed over the ninth and final Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft to Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) of Abu Dhabi, writes Jon Lake.

GAL’s portfolio includes MRO activities, aircraft sales and tactical pilot training.

Manufactured by Viking Air under the original De Havilland Canada Type Certificate, the Series 400 incorporates a Honeywell Primus Apex glass cockpit and a host of other improvements. The nine aircraft were delivered green to a completions centre in Florida for modification before delivery to the UAE, where they are used by the UAE Government.

Modifications for the UAE include para-dropping provisions and intermediate flotation gear that allows operation on loose sand.

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