IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) announces the delivery of a DHC-6-200HG Twin Otter aircraft with IKHANA’s RWMI DHC-6-200HG increased gross weight STC to G-Sky Aviation, a division of Golosky Services Ltd. The DHC-6-200HG is an FAA and Transport Canada approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) allowing operation of the aircraft to 12,500 pounds.
“We expect that our RWMI DHC-6-200HG will be a key asset for G-Sky. We look forward to a long-term relationship in supporting their expanding operation.” states John Zublin, president/CEO of IKHANA. Bill Houghton, General Manager of Operations for G-Sky states, “This is the first Twin Otter to be put into service by G-Sky Aviation and we are planning to use this as the cornerstone of our operation.”
G-Sky Aviation is a new Canadian Air Carrier based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada offering turnkey charter solutions to the communities of Alberta, the resource sector, and overseas worldwide air charter market.
The RWMI DHC-6-200HG STC increases the payload capabilities of the basic DHC-6-200 aircraft by approximately 900 pounds, or nearly 8%, to 12,500 pounds. Operations are allowed with the full 620 shaft horsepower of its PT6A-27 engines effectively transforming the operation of a DHC-6-200 to match the capabilities of a DHC-6-300 aircraft.
The DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft is a workhorse platform supporting regional airlines and special missions operations worldwide. The RWMI DHC-6-200HG STC helps worldwide operators to increase profitability with added revenue generation from increased passenger and cargo capabilities. Operators also benefit from the increased efficiency and operating characteristics of the modification.
IKHANA (and its predecessor, R.W. Martin, Inc.) has been a key provider of enhancements for the worldwide DHC-6 Twin Otter fleet with products including the RWMI DHC-6 Re-Lifed Wing Box, RWMI DHC-6 Re-Lifed Fuselage, RWMI DHC-6 Re-Lifed Flight Controls, enhanced air conditioning, new avionics, VIP amenities, cargo handling, camera hatches, and integration of surveillance/patrol systems. IKHANA’s modifications support a variety of customers in executive transport, regional/commuter airlines, and special missions operations.
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 satellite engineering offices adjacent to the Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California, IKHANA holds FAA, EASA, and Transport Canada 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.
All 11 DHC-6 Flight Controls are re-manufactured, providing new 66,000 hours/132,000 cycles of fatigue life with applicability to all DHC-6-100/-200/-300 Series Twin Otter airplanes.