Viking Air DHC 6-300 Twin Otter – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Viking Air DHC 6-300 Twin Otter to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Viking Air DHC 6-300 Twin Otter
AIRCRAFT NAME
DHC 6-300 Twin Otter
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Viking Air
RANGE
520 nm
SPEED
182 kts
PASSENGERS
10 people
ACQUISITION COST
$3450000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-27 2
AVIONICS
Garmin Generic
WINGSPAN
65 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The fixed-gear, twin-engine Twin Otter first flew in 1965. The Pratt & Whitney PT6A-20 powered early version and the DHC-6-300 Twin Otter is powered by the more powerful PT6A-27 engine. The Twin Otter ended production in 1988.
 
The Twin Otter was designed as a utility aircraft. With fixed-gear, the aircraft can be transferred from wheels to floats or skis. In addition to passenger and cargo operations, Twin Otters are in use in roles such as air ambulance and maritime surveillance. The aircraft is known to be reliable and dependable and is in use in many remote areas of the world.
 
In 2007, Viking Air of Canada purchased the type certificate and production rights to this and other out-of-production DHC aircraft.