Last Twin Otter aircraft to land in October

(VOV) -Viking Air Limited will deliver the sixth and final DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft on order by Vietnam at Cam Ranh international airport in early October.

The aircraft, coded MSN 887 VNT-773 (N900VK/C-GVAT), has the capability to land on short runways, soft grounds (grassy, soil or sand), as well as on water.

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In May 2010, the Vietnam Navy signed a contract with the private aircraft manufacturer for six DHC-6 Twin Otter 400 series aircraft, which are designed for maximum speeds of 314 kph and have a flight range of 1,832 kilometres, powered by two high performance engines.

The receipt of the amphibious aircraft marks a new milestone enhancing Vietnam’s ability to patrol, monitor, and protect its waters.

Vietnamese pilots have trained in Canada to take control of the new aircraft.