Ikhana Aircraft Remakes Twin Otters
Ikhana Aircraft Services (Booth No. C7613) announced here at NBAA 2013 that it has received FAA STC and PMA approvals to remanufacture timed-out engine nacelles on Twin Otter turboprops made between 1965 and 1988.
The remanufactured nacelles have a new 45,000-hour/90,000-cycle-life limit for all DHC-6-100, 200, and 300 series aircraft. Twin Otters have a structural fatigue limit of 66,000 hours or 132,000 cycles.
Ikhana, which is based in Murrieta, Calif., also remanufactures other structural components, including the entire fuselage, for the DHC-6 including wing boxes. The company recently delivered a remanufactured Twin Otter to Grand Canyon Airlines in Boulder, Nev.
Ikhana, provides aircraft modifications, heavy maintenance, and major repair for a variety of aircraft, including Twin Otters, Gulfstreams, and King Airs from a variety of airline, private, and government customers. The company holds FAA, EASA, and Transport Canada repair station approvals and is a Viking Air endorsed service center. It continues the work of its predecessor company, R.W. Martin, developer of the “Vistaliner” DHC-300 popular with air tour companies.