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De Havilland DHC-3 Otter  |   De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver  |   Cessna-185 Skywagon

The turbine otter is one of the most multipurpose aircraft on the market.
That makes it very coveted by the bush carriers for the northern operations.
It is a well known aircraft for its reliability cruising speed and its wide operation flexibility.
Its lower empty weight combine to its turbine power gives it unsurpassed performances in flight for an otter.
It is greatly appreciated by our customers for its safety and for a diversified cabin management.
This aircraft meets the expectations of our customers and is very well adapted for their different needs.
The Cessna Caravan is a popular utility workhorse worldwide.
Design work for the Caravan dates back to the early eighties. First flight of a prototype occurred on December 9 1982 and certification was granted in October 1984. When production began the following year it became the first all new single engine turboprop powered aircraft to achieve production status.
The Caravan I powered by a PT6A-34 (600 shp) has had a close association with US package freight specialist (FedEx), on whose request Cessna especially developed two pure freight versions.
It can seat up to 9 passengers.
Underbelly cargo pods, floats and skis are offered as options on the Caravan I family, and the type is easily converted from freight to passenger configurations.
This new Polish engine on the otter is a Pezetel 1000 hp.
It was approved in Canada in 1983 and in 1987 in the States.
The floats, Edo 7170, have also been replaced by Edo 7850 allowing this aircraft to be a lot more stable and safe on the water.
Since then, 17 otters have been approved with this new engine.
It offers (400 hp) more significant power and the take offs are spectacular.
Very impressive for a piston aircraft : The first in this category.
Historical facts.
The otter took its first test flight in 1951 and was certified in November 1952.
Over 460 otters were built by DeHavilland Canada.
This aircraft was mainly used by the military forces in the States, Australia, Canada and India.
It mainly found its career in the bush flying in Canada.
It was at first design to transport passengers (9) and more specifically for cargo transportation or any other type of materials.
The versatility of its cabin layout whether cargo or passengers makes it very popular.
Generally, this aircraft carries from 6 to 8 passengers with their luggage and is one of the most useful for the bush carriers in the country.
The birth of the beaver began in 1946.
A prototype flew the 16th of August 1947 and was certified by the civil aviation in March 1948.
This plane resulted from the constant request from the Canadian bush pilots who then were looking forward to a new bush plane that could deserve the isolated communities of Canada.
The Beaver may carry up to 6 people and is mostly used for the transportation of 4 plus luggage.
It is an aircraft that has short take offs and landings capability, very impressive.
It allows a wide flexibility for bush operation.
The industry celebrated the Beaver's 50 years in 1998 and designated it as one of the 10 biggest technical realization of the 20th century.
The first Cessna-185 flew in 1960 with a 260 hp.
Since 1967, it has been builted with a 300 hp engine.
The total production of Cessna-185 represents 4,339 aircrafts in the world.
This aircraft may carry up to 3 passengers in all safety with a speed close to 120 mph.
Its Continental piston engine is one of the most reliable.
It is a very popular aircraft for tours and for lighter duties in the bush as well for recreational trips.

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