IKHANA RWMI DHC-6-200HG Wins EASA Validation


IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has validated IKHANA’s RWMI DHC-6-200HG(TM) modification. The RWMI DHC-6- 200HG(TM) is now an FAA, Transport Canada, and EASA approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) allowing aircraft operations to 12,500 pounds (5670 Kg).

“Validation of our RWMI DHC-6-200HG(TM) STC provides added capabilities for operators of DHC-6-100 and -200 Twin Otters who follow European EASA regulations,” states Mr. John A. Zublin President and CEO of IKHANA. “The legacy -100 & -200 series aircraft tend to have lower empty weights, by approximately 300 to 500 pounds, when compared to a similarly equipped DHC-6-300 aircraft. This makes our DHC-6-200HG(TM) an attractive alternative for adding payload capacity and revenue.”

The RWMI DHC-6-200HG(TM) STC increases the payload capabilities of the basic DHC-6-100/- 200 aircraft from 11,579 pounds (5252 Kg) to 12,500 pounds (5670 Kg), providing an increase of 921 pounds (418 Kg) or nearly 8%. Operations are allowed to the full 620 shaft horsepower (50 psi torque) of its PT6A-27 engines, effectively transforming a DHC-6-200 to match the capabilities of a DHC-6-300 aircraft.