FROM: IKHANA Group, Inc. 37260 Sky Canyon Dr. Hangar 20 Murrieta, CA 92563
DATE: June 3, 2016
FOR RELEASE: Immediate
IKHANA Aircraft Services Delivers Second Vistaliner with RWMI DHC-6-300 Re-Life Fuselage to Grand Canyon Airlines
IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) announces the delivery of a second DHC-6-300 Vistaliner Twin Otter aircraft modified with IKHANA’s RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Fuselage Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to Grand Canyon Airlines of Boulder, NV. IKHANA’s RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Fuselage is an FAA approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) providing NEW 66,000 hours/132,000 cycles of fatigue life to an otherwise life expired aircraft. “Maintaining aircraft values is what our RWMI Re-Life Fuselage STC was intended to do,” states Mr. John Zublin, President/CEO of IKHANA. “Since originally modifying the first Vistaliner in 1980, it is a remarkable event to have another aircraft depart our facility, essentially as a new aircraft.” Jake Tomlin, President of Grand Canyon Airlines states “Maintaining the safety of our DHC-6 Twin Otter Vistaliner fleet with IKHANA’s RWMI Re-Life Fuselage STC is a worthy investment. The value provided enhances our ability to keep Grand Canyon Airlines as the premier tour operator for years to come.”
The original DHC-6-100, -200, and -300 Series Twin Otters, produced from 1965 to 1988, have a fuselage fatigue life limit of 66,000 hours/132,000 cycles. The RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Fuselage STC, allowing NEW 66,000 hours/132,000 cycles of fatigue life, was awarded by the FAA in November of 2011 and is applicable to all of the DHC-6 Legacy Series Twin Otter airplanes. IKHANA’s predecessor, R.W. Martin Inc. modified the first DHC-6 Twin Otter into a Vistaliner in the mid 1980’s and has modified over forty (40) Twin Otters as Vistaliners. IKHANA has been a key provider of enhancements for the worldwide DHC-6 Twin Otter fleet with products including the RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Wing Box™, RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Fuselage™, RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Flight Controls™, RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Nacelles™, enhanced air conditioning, upgraded avionics, VIP amenities, cargo handling, camera hatches, and integration of surveillance/patrol systems. IKHANA’s modifications support a variety of customers in executive transport, regional/commuter airlines, and special missions operations.
IKHANA Aircraft Services, a DBA of IKHANA Group Inc, provides DESIGN – BUILD – FLY solutions to the aerospace industry through aircraft modifications, heavy maintenance, major repair, and critical parts manufacturing. Headquartered at the French Valley Airport (F70) in Murrieta, California, with satellite engineering offices adjacent to the Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California, IKHANA holds FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, and Fiji repair station approvals, FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA), and is a Viking Air Factory Endorsed Service Center. IKHANA has a proven reputation for developing unique engineered solutions across a wide variety of aircraft platforms and diverse customer base including extensive experience in the DHC-6 Twin Otter, King Air, and Gulfstream airframes.
For further information, contact Naras “Bo” Alksninis, Director, Special Missions Sales
Tel: 951-600-0009 x218; Mobile: 818.554.5906; Email: BAlksninis@IKHANAgroup.com