IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) announces the delivery of a RWMI DHC-6-200HG™ Twin Otter
aircraft with IKHANA’s RWMI DHC-6-200HG™ increased gross weight STC to G-Sky Aviation, a
division of Golosky Services Ltd. The DHC-6-200HG™ is an FAA and Transport Canada
approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) allowing operation of the aircraft to 12,500
pounds. “We expect that our RWMI DHC-6-200HG™ will be a key asset for G-Sky. We look
forward to a long term relationship in supporting their expanding operation.” states Mr. John
Zublin, President/CEO of IKHANA. Bill Houghton, General Manager of Operations for G-Sky
states “This is the first Twin Otter to be put into service by G-Sky Aviation and we are planning
to use this as the cornerstone of our operation.” G-Sky Aviation is a new Canadian Air Carrier
based in Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada offering turnkey charter solutions to the communities
of Alberta, the resource sector, and overseas worldwide air charter market.
The RWMI DHC-6-200HG™ STC increases the payload capabilities of the basic DHC-6-200
aircraft by approximately 900 pounds, or nearly 8%, to 12,500 pounds. Operations are allowed
with the full 620 shaft horsepower of its PT6A-27 engines effectively transforming the operation
of a DHC-6-200 to match the capabilities of a DHC-6-300 aircraft.
The DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft is a workhorse platform supporting regional airlines and special
missions operations worldwide. The RWMI DHC-6-200HG™ STC helps worldwide operators to
increase profitability with added revenue generation from increased passenger and cargo
capabilities. Operators also benefit from the increased efficiency and operating characteristics
of the modification.
IKHANA (and its predecessor, R.W. Martin, Inc.) has been a key provider of enhancements for
the worldwide DHC-6 Twin Otter fleet with products including the RWMI DHC-6 Re-Lifed Wing
Box™, RWMI DHC-6 Re-Lifed Fuselage™, RWMI DHC-6 Re-Lifed Flight Controls™, enhanced air
conditioning, new 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, and Transport Canada 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 of Marketing
Tel: 951-600-0009 x218; Mobile: 818.554.5906; Email: BAlksninis@IKHANAgroup.com