Posted on: 06 May 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Papua New Guinea-based Tropicair has taken delivery of its first Twin Otter X2 aircraft from Ikhana Aircraft Services.
Equipped with a new interior, new engines, customised avionics and new wiring, the aircraft has undergone Ikhana ’s ‘Re-Life’ process. It now has a limit of 66,000 hours (or 132,000 cycles), the same as a factory-new Twin Otter.
Other features of the aircraft include a RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life wing box, RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life nacelles, RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life flight controls and RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life fuselage supplemental type certificates which are FAA and EASA approved.
Tony Honey, CEO and founder of Tropicair, commented, “The Twin Otter X2 provides us with a value that makes sense and expands on our ability to service the entire region. This aircraft is ideally equipped to fit within our operation as the provider of the best maintained and most reliable turbine powered aircraft in the region.”