IKHANA Aircraft Services has delivered 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. 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.
The RWMI DHC-6-200HG STC increases the payload capabilities of the basic DHC-6-200 aircraft by approximately 900 pounds, or nearly 8 percent, 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.
“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,” says Bill Houghton, general manager of Operations for G-Sky. G-Sky Aviation is a new Canadian Air Carrier based in Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada offering turnkey charter solutions to Alberta and surrounding communities.
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.