The heritage de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter is making a comeback after two decades, following a decision by Canada’s Viking Air, which owns the type certificates for seven de Havilland heritage aircraft, to restart production.
Viking had set a figure of around 12 orders as a benchmark to restarting production, Curtis says but the company has secured 27 orders and options already, half for seaplane configured Twin Otters.
Interesting to see the 19-seater sector being revived a bit. They may not be sexy, but for many destinations and services there is nothing else sensible. Good luck to Viking, it seems that they are off to a good start.