Filed under: Wings
A Canadian company is reviving the classic de Havilland Twin Otter turboprop plane that's beloved for its ability to fly and land in any kind of climate. After a 20-year lapse Viking Air will be offering the 19-seater planes this summer at a starting price of $3.9 million. The new Twin Otter Series 400 has been upgraded with modern technology to improve performance and safety while sticking to classic looks and functionality. It's a highly maneuverable, rugged and versatile aircraft which can be flown safely at various speeds from 80 to 160 knots. The high winged 52-ft. plane is powered by twin Pratt & Whitney turbine engines and can be equipped with wheels, floats, skis, or tundra tires to land on water, sand, snow or even the shortest and roughest of runways. It's also available with a luxe VIP interior.