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Old 4th Feb 2021, 23:48
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Solomons new Ikana Twin Otter

Solomons, new rebuild zero time Ikana Twin Otter DHC-6-300 HG, (high gross weight) has departed USA on delivery flight to Solomons.

The aircraft can be flown at weights up to 14,000lbs plus...
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Old 5th Feb 2021, 08:29
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Mumbai Merlin.....you sure about the 'plus'?

I thought that the IKHANA can be only operated above the normal TCDS MTOM up to 14,000 lbs in Restricted Category Ops. Happy to be proved wrong though.

It's an impressive offering....see Microsoft Word - IKHANA RWMI DHC-6-X2 Fact Sheet (1603) (ikhanagroup.com)
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Old 5th Feb 2021, 09:20
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All Ops including Charter and Regular Public Transport (Airline)
Mind you the Solomons regulator might not agree; but that's a country issue.
To fly above 5.700kg or 12,500 lbs, you may have to fit CVR and FDR, etc, again it's a country thing !
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Old 5th Feb 2021, 09:24
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Go to the Ikana web site
Check out the list of STC's
Item #12 for a 300 series Twin Otter
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Ikanha DHC-6-300 (HGW) Twin Otter arrived in Solomon's, Friday 12th Feb, on delivery to Solomon's.
1975 model

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N805RT if you really wanted to know the rego.

I also find it interesting that this one has got the little vertical fins top/bottom of the horizontal stab that the seaplane versions have. Normal twotters don’t. Was this frame on floats in a previous life?
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 03:00
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Details of N8055RT here.
Older photos do not show the additional vertical fins; Ikhana list "Amphibious or Float Landing Gear" as an option.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 09:56
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The little vertical fins are there in that “sold” pic. Well, one is visible. Look on the far right edge of the frame, you’ll see a white one sticking down.

whats the cylindrical-ish box on top of the cockpit with what looks like a lens? Or is it a different air scoop?
its still there on the IE aircraft.
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Here it is in IE’s livery - fins on the horizontal stab clearly visible.

http:/hnlrarebirds.********.com/2021/02/solomon-airlines-n805rt.html

type in “blog spot” (as one word, no spacing) where the asterisks are if the link doesn’t work.

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Looks like Air Kiribati are ditching their Twotters [one leased from IE] and Harbins for seven Tecnam P2012 Travellers...
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Old 19th Feb 2021, 02:05
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The fins of the seaplane version are standard on the 14,000 pound version.

https://www.ikhanagroup.com/ikhana-d...ased-mtow-stc/



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