Viking Air DHC 3 Turbine Otter – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Viking Air DHC 3 Turbine Otter to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Viking Air DHC 3 Turbine Otter
AIRCRAFT NAME
DHC 3 Turbine Otter
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Viking Air
RANGE
748 nm
SPEED
160 kts
PASSENGERS
10 people
ACQUISITION COST
$1495000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-135 1
WINGSPAN
58 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The DHC-3 Turbine Otter is a larger version of the DHC-2 Beaver. It was produced by De Havilland Aircraft from 1951 to 1967. The original model was fitted with a Pratt & Whitney R1340 Wasp radial engine. It was also modified to utilize a Pratt & Whitney PT-6A-135 engine. The Otter utilizes the same configuration as the Beaver but has incorporated a longer fuselage and a greater wingspan. The Otter can also be fitted with floats and skis and is valued worldwide as a rugged bush and STOL plane.
 
Viking Air of Canada purchased the type certificate and production rights to this and other out-of-production DHC aircraft in 2007. The DCH-3 Turbine Otter was certified in 1952.