AEVEX Aerospace DHC-6-400HG™ Standard Commuter Category 14,000 lbs. (6350 Kg) MTOW Upgrade with Garmin G950NXi/G1000NXi Avionics
AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum provider of innovative aircraft and advanced technological solutions across a wide spectrum of government and commercial clients, announced today an amendment of our existing Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) currently approved for the DHC-6-300 series to include the DHC-6-400 Series Twin Otter series aircraft. This new product allows the DHC-6-400 series to operate in the Standard Commuter Category with increased maximum take-off weight of 14,000lbs. (6350 Kg) when equipped with a Garmin G950 NXi/G1000NXi avionics suite. “Our DHC-6-400HG™ STC will transform the DHC-6-400 series by combining a significant increase in payload capabilities with the latest Garmin G950NXi/G1000NXi integrated avionics systems.”, states Mr. John Zublin, AEVEX’s Vice President of Advanced Solutions. “The collective package allows operators to expand their mission role, optimize payload and range, add value to their aircraft, while increasing revenues. We are collaborating with Aerocorp Avionics to take the DHC-6-400 series to a new level of capability by also incorporating the latest Garmin features of their GFC™ 700 three axis autopilot.” Mr. Joshua Fox, Director of Maintenance for Aerocorp Avionic Solutions Inc. adds, “The Garmin GFC 700 is an AHRS-based automatic flight control system providing flight director, yaw damper, automatic and manual electric trim capabilities, for a high level of precision digital control and crisp autopilot controllability. The availability of a Garmin G950NXi/G1000NXi cockpit for DHC-6-400 operators around the world is a welcome option to improve functionality and supports smooth transition for pilots moving up from trainers into the regional airlines.”
The DHC-6-300HG™ STC increases the payload capabilities of the basic DHC-6-300 Twin Otter Series aircraft from 12,500 lbs. MTOW (5670 Kg) to 14,000 lbs. (6350 Kg), providing an increase of 1500 lbs. (680 Kg) or 12% overall and represents a 31% increase in payload based on an average empty weight of 7700 lbs. Operations are allowed to the full 750 shaft horsepower of the PT6A-34 engines along with the improved efficiency and noise reduction of the Raisbeck/Hartzell four blade “Scimitar” propellers. Additional aerodynamic and structural enhancements complete the modifications. As a Standard Commuter Category STC, DHC-6-300 and DHC-6-400 operators area able to operate in revenue service without special purpose restrictions.
The Garmin G950NXi/G1000NXi navigation capabilities include Required Navigation Performance (RNP 0.3) complementing its flight-information features with dual integrated radio modules providing VHF comm, VHF Nav with ILS and WAAS/SBAS-certified GPS and LPV. WAAS/SBAS wide-area augmented navigation capabilities offer GPS-guided “glidepath” approaches down to ILS-comparable minimums (as low as 200-ft. decision height, 1/2-mile visibility) without reference to ground-based navigation aids providing complete full Class 3 approach capability. Meeting NextGen deadlines for ADS-B “Out” equipage around the globe the G950NXi/G1000NXi offers 1090 MHz extended squitter (ES) transponder capability and when coupled with TCAS I, the system also displays Traffic Information Services (TIS) alerts and provides ADS-B in capabilities for comprehensive active traffic monitoring.
About AEVEX Aerospace
AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company’s capabilities include custom design and engineering, sensor integration and sustainment, aircraft modification and certification, mission operations services, advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions, and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the US Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.
About Aerocorp Avionic Solutions Inc.
Located at Calgary International Airport, Aerocorp Avionic Solutions Inc. is a leader in providing Avionics integration and instruments for the worldwide aviation community. From supporting repair and overhaul of components to complex installations on both fixed wing and rotor aircraft Aerocorp has been constantly expanding to be a full-service provider for all aircraft electronic needs. With line maintenance and modification divisions equipped with the latest test equipment and an experienced, trained staff, we develop modifications using Serialized Supplement Type Certificate or Supplement Type Certificate approvals. Our Approved Organization operates under TCCA AO 79-00 and EASA Part 145.7201 certificates.
For further information, contact: Naras “Bo” Alksninis, Director, Special Missions Sales Tel: 951.600.0009 x218; Mobile: 818.554.5906; Email: BAlksninis@AEVEX.com