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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

IKHANA RWMI DHC-6-300HG™ STC Passes Key Certification Milestone for 14,000lb MTOW



IKHANA RWMI DHC-6-300HG™ Twin Otter Standard Commuter Category STC Passes a Key Certification Milestone to Allow a 14,000 lbs. MTOW 




IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) announced that the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has accepted IKHANA’s G-1 Issue Paper outlining IKHANA’s approach for certifying their RWMI DHC-6-300HG™/-400HG™ Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) as a Standard Commuter Category STC. “The FAA’s acceptance of our RWMI DHC-6-300HG™/-400HG™ STC certification methodology is a key milestone that ensures our path to final approval is clearly identified,” states Mr. John A. Zublin, President and CEO of IKHANA. “Additionally, we have satisfactorily completed our FAA approved landing gear drop testing, flight loads analysis, and, now, we are ready to effect aircraft modifications and move ahead with our flight testing phase. The Standard Commuter Category STC addresses a typical Twin Otter operator’s need for as much payload as possible and, of course, for increasing revenue.” 

The RWMI DHC-6-300HG™ STC increases the payload capabilities of the basic DHC-6-300 and, ultimately, DHC-6-400 Twin Otter Series aircraft from 12,500 lbs. (5670 Kg) to 14,000 lbs. (6350 Kg). As a Standard Commuter Category STC, DHC-6-300 and DHC-6-400 operators will be able to operate, in revenue service without special purpose restrictions. IKHANA’s RWMI DHC-6-300RG™/-400RG™ STC is currently limited to special missions operations, constraining operators who carry passengers for revenue service. 

The FAA uses issue papers to provide a structured means for describing and tracking the resolution of significant technical, regulatory, and administrative issues associated with a project. In particular, the G-1 issue paper establishes and communicates a formal agreement for the major issues, regulations, and special conditions that will apply between IKHANA, the FAA and a foreign civil aviation authority. 

IKHANA Aircraft Services, a DBA of IKHANA Group Inc., provides DESIGN - BUILD - FLY solutions to the aerospace industry through integration of new technologies, aircraft modifications, heavy maintenance, major repair, and critical parts manufacturing. Headquartered at the French Valley Airport (F70) in Murrieta, California, IKHANA holds FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, and Fiji repair station approvals, FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA), and is a Viking Air Factory Endorsed Service Center. IKHANA has a proven reputation for developing unique engineered solutions across a wide variety of aircraft platforms and diverse customer base including extensive experience in the DHC-6 Twin Otter, King Air, and Gulfstream airframes. 

For further information, contact: Naras “Bo” Alksninis, Director, Special Missions Sales Tel: 951.600.0009 x218; Mobile: 818.554.5906; Email: BAlksninis@IKHANAgroup.com

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226 - DHC-6-200HG C-FFNT Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC

24-Feb-2015


  • Malmo, Sweden (ESMS/MMX) - Nis, Serbia (LYNI/INI)

C-FFNT has completed today's flying, having landed safely in Nis, Serbia about an hour ago (at the time of writing). The aircraft is expected to continue on to Egypt tomorrow as it makes its way to the Maldives.


311 - DHC-6-300 C-FBBV Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

24-Feb-2015

  • Liberia, Costa Rica (MRLB/LIR) - McAllen-Miller, TX (KMFE/MFE)


725 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBO Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

24-Feb-2015

  • Liberia, Costa Rica (MRLB/LIR) - McAllen-Miller, TX (KMFE/MFE)

Another two Antarctica returnees head towards the U.S. today as C-FBBV and C-GKBO depart Costa Rica ultimately bound for Calgary.


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Wipaire adds Twin Otter expertise in Florida



Wipaire has added Viking and de Havilland Twin Otter expertise with the hiring of Ted Delgado, who will be based at Wipaire’s Leesburg, Florida, service center.
“Ted brings a vast amount of Twin Otter experience to our Florida facility,” said Paul Wells, Vice President of Aircraft Services. “His skills and connections have been built nearly 30 years in the industry, with 20 years of Twin Otter-specific experience, and we look forward to having him at our Leesburg service center.”

Ted is a seasoned airframe and powerplant mechanic with nearly 30 years of aviation experience. His skills include maintenance management, government contracting, as well as hands-on maintenance. He has gained international regard for his work as a traveling contract mechanic, and also served as Director of Maintenance for Seaborne Airlines.
“I’ve been around the world several times now,” he said. “I’m looking forward to settling down and staying in one place, and this opportunity is just perfect for me.”
Ted will be attending Wipaire’s grand opening celebration at Leesburg on Feb 28. For more information on the event and to RSVP, go to Wipaire.com/Grand-Opening.
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A few nice at work photographs of the Chukotavia DHC-6-400 RA-67281 received via contribution this morning

MSN 860 - DHC-6-400 RA-67281
ChukotAVIA
Mikhail Mardamshin Photo


MSN 860 - DHC-6-400 RA-67281
ChukotAVIA
Anadyr-Ugolny
Mikhail Mardamshin Photo

MSN 860 - DHC-6-400 RA-67281
ChukotAVIA
Anadyr-Ugolny
Mikhail Mardamshin Photo

MSN 860 - DHC-6-400 RA-67281
ChukotAVIA
Anadyr-Ugolny
Mikhail Mardamshin Photo



ARM Aviacion (Aereo Ruto Maya) DHC-6-300 TG-JCE departing for a skydiving mission in Guatemala.

MSN 422 - DHC-6-300 TG-JCE
ARM Aviacion
Pilot Chechenta Photo