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Twin Otter Certification Granted  
User currently offline2175301 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 days ago) and read 3016 times:

Transport Canada approved the certification for the Twin Otter 400 today.

Now Viking Air can start delivery.

There is also more information about potential other sales and even possibly a factory in Russia...


http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion...een+light+skies/3303622/story.html

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User currently offlineiceberg210 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Great news for Viking! Especially encouraging to hear that they've got quite a bit of backlog and are having more issues finding delivery slots for customers, than customers for delivery slots. Wish Viking the best of luck and I'm so glad to have one of my favorite aircraft, the Twin Otter back in production.


Erik Berg (Foster's is over but never forgotten)
User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3381 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

Good News for Viking. Now if they would only start making the Q200 or Q300.  


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User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1373 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

Can't wait to see them!

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 2):
Good News for Viking. Now if they would only start making the Q200 or Q300.

Bombardier still owns the certificates for the Dash 8. I would like to see them build the Otter or Beaver again though.

Cal   



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User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Good news - looking forward to seeing pics of this at Farnborough!

User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6529 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

What about FAA and EASA certifications ?


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User currently offlinetguman From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2295 times:

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 3):
I would like to see them build the Otter or Beaver again though.

They are able to produce these planes as well. But they have not gotten any orders, nor do they plan on doing it as regular production. But they can do it special order since they own the type certificates for DHC-1 through DHC-7.

tguman



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User currently offlinerailker From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 days ago) and read 2236 times:

Quoting tguman (Reply 6):
But they can do it special order since they own the type certificates for DHC-1 through DHC-7.

They could and do make parts and assemblies, but putting together an entire aircraft is a different matter altogether, requires jigs and tooling to be made if it doesn't exist already, among other requirements. They've got their hands full enough with doing Turbo Beaver conversions and keeping up with the new Twin Otter and with supplying parts for existing aircraft around the world.


User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 days ago) and read 2226 times:

Quoting 2175301 (Thread starter):
Transport Canada approved the certification for the Twin Otter 400 today.

Now Viking Air can start delivery.

There is also more information about potential other sales and even possibly a factory in Russia...

Eyesssssss !!! Spread that like wildfire throughout our intranet this afternoon, all of us pilots or ex.
The Twotter lives !

Quoting Aesma (Reply 5):
What about FAA and EASA certifications ?

I believe (and please correct me if I'm wrong) that TC, FAA, and JAA (all of Europe) basically have the same certification standards - what fits one fits all.

Go Twotter ! The first plane to reach the South Pole in the winter (twice). Take that, USAF !



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offline2175301 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 5):
What about FAA and EASA certifications ?

Europe has accepted the Canadian certification. The first customer is in Europe - and the first delivery "technically" occurred yesterday at Farnborough (where I believe the Twotter 400 has been flying daily).

Viking will do a separate FAA certification; which I understand is just a few more things above the Canadian certification. They have some time to do this as the first series of deliveries do not require FAA certification.

As for restarting production of other models: I understand Viking is looking very hard at the Beaver and the Buffalo - and both are candidates for restarting production. I do not believe that Viking has identified enough interest (or market) for the other models. The Buffalo's fate really depends on if certain governments want like for like replacements (with updated controls).

Have a great day,


User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5890 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2062 times:
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I hope we'll see orders for the Twin Otter, especially in the Pacific Northwest, either US or Canada, either land-based or water-based.

User currently offlinerikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1624 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

I hope during one of my planespotting outings to YYC, that Viking has its doors open...I'd love to see the "fleet" that's already stored in the final assembly hangar! Brings back fond memories of my first flight - Twin Otter...Time Air: YQL to YYC, December 1974.


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User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

I would like to see some of the small airlines pick up the Twin Otter. Maybe F9 will get some like they had back in the day.


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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7155 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1737 times:

Best news of the year. The Twin Otter is an epic aircraft. Would love to see a fleet flying the skies of NZ soon.

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