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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

EASA Validates the Ikhana DHC-6-200HG Upgrade

IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has validated IKHANA’s RWMI DHC-6-200HG™ modification. The RWMI DHC-6-200HG is now an FAA, Transport Canada, and EASA approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) allowing aircraft operations to 12,500 pounds (5670 Kg).

“Validation of our RWMI DHC-6-200HG STC provides added capabilities for operators of DHC-6-100 and -200 Twin Otters who follow European EASA regulations,” says John A. Zublin, President and CEO of IKHANA. “The legacy -100 & -200 series aircraft tend to have lower empty weights, by approximately 300 to 500 pounds, when compared to a similarly equipped DHC-6-300 aircraft. This makes our DHC-6-200HG an attractive alternative for adding payload capacity and revenue.”

The RWMI DHC-6-200HG STC increases the payload capabilities of the basic DHC-6-100/-200 aircraft from 11,579 pounds (5252 Kg) to 12,500 pounds (5670 Kg), providing an increase of 921 pounds (418 Kg) or nearly 8%. Operations are allowed to the full 620 shaft horsepower (50 psi torque) of its PT6A-27 engines, effectively transforming a DHC-6-200 to match the capabilities of a DHC-6-300 aircraft.

IKHANA Aircraft Services 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.