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.
- FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
- Viking Air DHC 3 Turbine Otter
- AIRCRAFT NAME
- DHC 3 Turbine Otter
- AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
- Viking Air
- 748 nm
- 160 kts
- 10 people
- ACQUISITION COST
- Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-135 1
- 58 ft
- IFR CERTIFIED
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.