The resurrected Twin Otter Series 400 received Transport Canada certification in late July after three years of work by Viking Air. The first 400 to be delivered was handed over to Switzerland’s Zimex Aviation at the Farnborough airshow in July. Viking Air incorporated more than 800 changes to the Twin Otter, including Honeywell’s Primus Apex avionics suite, upgraded Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 engines, simplified electrical system, LED lighting and optional de-icing and air-conditioning systems. Viking’s backlog for the Twin Otter 400 is more than $200 million.
For the business & personal jets update, see the New Business Jet Report on page 24.