IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)
approval for their RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Fuselage program. The DHC Re-Lifed Fuselage is a
RE-MANUFACTURED fuselage provided with NEW 66,000 hours/132,000 cycles of fatigue life
and is applicable to DHC-6-100/-200/-300 Series Twin Otter airplanes. “We are providing an
essentially new aircraft with a full useful life,” states Mr. John Zublin, President/CEO of IKHANA.
“The RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Fuselage STC is the culmination of several years of development
and further adds to our Twin Otter product line. This is not a standard aircraft refurbishment but
an option for re-creating value by re-manufacturing a previously timed-out asset.”
The original -100, -200, and -300 Series Twin Otters, produced from 1965 to 1988, have a
fuselage fatigue life limit of 66,000 hours/132,000 cycles. The initial airplane used for the STC
program, a DHC-6-300, was modified at IKHANA’s Murrieta, California facility. The RWMI
DHC-6 Re-Life Fuselage STC complements IKHANA’s RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Wing Box STC,
which has been a commercial product since STC award in 1996. Over one hundred Re-Lifed
Wing boxes have been manufactured by IKHANA and its predecessor, R.W. Martin, Inc.
Aircraft which have been through the Re-Life process will be further customized for a variety of
operations including executive interiors, airliners, and special missions platforms. Options such
as increased gross weight capability, enhanced air conditioning, glass cockpit avionics, VIP
amenities, cargo handling, camera hatches and maritime patrol systems are available. IKHANA
is currently accepting production deposits for modification slots.
IKHANA Aircraft Services, a DBA of IKHANA Group Inc, provides DESIGN – BUILD - FLY
solutions to the aerospace industry through aircraft modifications, heavy maintenance, major
repair, and critical parts manufacturing. Headquartered at the French Valley Airport (F70) in
Murrieta, California with engineering offices adjacent to the Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys,
California, IKHANA holds FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, and ANAC 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.