De Havilland Canada has announced the launch of its newest aircraft, the DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G, at the Paris International Air Show.
The aircraft manufacturer also confirmed that it already has in place combined purchase agreements and letters of intent for 45 aircraft.
Over the course of the Paris International Air Show, which opened on Monday, June 19, 2023, De Havilland Canada plans to announce the purchase agreements with its newest customers.
The Classic 300-G is the fifth generation of the Twin Otter aircraft, joining the current Series 400.
“For over 50 years, the DHC-6 Twin Otter has stood alone as the most reliable and versatile aircraft in its class,” said Brian Chafe, CEO of De Havilland Canada. “After extensive consultation with our customers, we are poised and proud to take this iconic aircraft to new heights with the new DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G.”
“With the same rugged airframe, propelled by Pratt & Whitney technology, the lighter weight Classic 300-G will deliver increased payload range and decreased operating costs for our customers,” added Chafe. “Along with an all-new cabin interior and flight deck featuring the Garmin G1000 NXi fully integrated avionics suite, De Havilland Canada is once again driving the utility transport aircraft market forward.”
All DHC-6 Twin Otters can carry passengers, transport VIPs, move cargo, conduct medivac operations and perform special missions.
The aircraft can also be mounted on amphibious floats to allow take-off and landing from water.
“De Havilland Canada continues to shape aviation with innovative utility aircraft, and we are proud to offer our G1000 NXi integrated flight deck with the latest version of the iconic DHC-6 Twin Otter,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of Aviation Sales and Marketing. “The G1000 NXi will bring wireless cockpit connectivity, enhanced situational awareness, visual approach capability, and our fully integrated GFC™ 700 autopilot with envelope protection to the Classic 300-G aircraft.”
Over in its nearly 100-year history, De Havilland Canada has delivered more than 5,000 aircraft.