On June 19, 2023, the first day of the 54th International Paris Air Show, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) announced the launch of the DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G, with combined purchase agreements and letters of intent for a total of 45 aircraft.
45 purchase agreements and order intent
At the opening of the 54th Paris International Air Show, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) announced the launch of the DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G with combined purchase agreements and letters of intent totaling 45 aircraft. "For over 50 years, the DHC-6 Twin Otter has established itself as the most versatile aircraft in its class," said Brian Chafe, President and CEO of De Havilland Canada. "After extensive consultation with our customers, we are ready and proud to take this iconic aircraft to new heights with the new DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G."
A new version of the Twin Otter...
This new version of the Twin Otter will feature the same rugged airframe, powered by Pratt & Whitney. "The lighter Classic 300-G will offer our customers greater payload range and lower operating costs," added Chafe. The cabin will benefit from an all-new interior, while the cockpit will be equipped with the Garmin G1000 NXi fully integrated avionics suite. "The G1000 NXi will bring wireless cockpit connectivity, improved situational awareness, visual approach capability and our fully integrated GFC 700 autopilot with [flight] envelope protection to the twin-engine Classic 300-G," commented a said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing at Garmin.
...The fifth generation
The Classic 300-G is the fifth generation Twin Otter and joins the current 400 series. What characterizes the DHC-6 Twin Otter is first and foremost its versatility: these aircraft carry passengers, VIPs, cargo, medical evacuation operations and special missions in unprepared or unprepared environments. When mounted on amphibious floats -floats fitted with wheels-, these aircraft move seamlessly between paved surfaces and water landing zones.
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