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Twin Otter Goes Back Into Production

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http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/...production.htmlViking Air, who hold the type certificates for several de Havilland Canada aircraft, has confirmed that it will restart production of the DHC-6 Twin Otter. The new production run will include upgraded engines and a glass cockpit. They are also exploring demand for Beaver and single-engine Otter.I'm pretty excited by this news, firstly because the Twin Otter is a fantastic plane and secondly because Viking Air is just up the road from me at Victoria International (CYYJ). A couple of local operators fly float versions of the Twin Otter (and the Beaver and Turbo Otter as well) between downtown Victoria and Vancouver. They're just beautiful planes.

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>It sounds like they might restart the Beaver production too.>Would this be Turbo Beaver or regular piston-engined Beaver? Is that piston engine even in production anymore?RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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The Twin Otter was in the latest James Bond movie...ever so briefly!!RhettAMD 3700+ (@2310 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2 GB Corsair XMS 2.5-3-3-8 (1T), WD 250 gig 7200 rpm SATA2, CoolerMaster Praetorian case

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Awesome news! What a great machine that is...along with its cousin the Dash 7!

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