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The World's Most Versatile Commuter Aircraft

From the rugged mountains to the Caribbean waters, the Twin Otter supports commercial operations worldwide. Operating on wheels, skis and amphibious floats, the versatile Twin Otter is the longest serving and best selling 19 passenger aircraft in the world - making it the partner of choice for commercial operators who seek versatility, value and performance.

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Taking You Places Others Can't

Used in 30 countries on six continents, the Twin Otter is trusted by commercial operators to take them where others can’t – from barely there, remote airstrips to balmy seaplane terminals on hard to reach islands.

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Twin Otter

Known for their rugged durability and versatility, the Twin Otter provides both reliable performance and passenger comfort. With easy maintenance and global access to parts and repair facilities, the Twin Otter has provided decades of commercial airline and charter services all over the globe.

Learn more about why Twin Otters are the aircraft of choice for commercial operators.

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Trusted by Operators to Fulfill Their Missions

Norland Air Viking Twin Otter flying near volcanoThe Twin Otter’s two-engine design offers dependable passenger safety that commercial operators trust to support their mission. Well liked for their easy maintenance, offered by its fixed wing undercarriage, the Twin Otter thrives in applications from scenic charters to regional airlines. 

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Air Inuit

Air inuit Viking Twin Otter on iceAir Inuit began operations in 1978 with the purchase of a single-engine De Havilland Beaver aircraft, followed shortly afterward by a pair of Twin Otters, a Single Otter and a DC 3 based in Kuujjuaq, Quebec. Today, along with several other aircraft types, Air Inuit operates a fleet of 7 Twin Otters and after more than 36 years in operation, has become an important regional carrier in Canada. As part of a modernization initiative, the company has recently built a state-of-the-art maintenance center near Trudeau International airport, and has expanded operations to meet increased demand for air transport services throughout the Nunavik region in Northern Quebec and other North American destinations.

Aurora Airlines

Aurora Airlines Viking Twin OtterAurora Airlines in Vladivostok in the Primorski Region of far east Russia and is 51% owned by Aeroflot. It provides commercial and essential services to the region including commuter transport to long haul connections and private charter to hunting lodges. Aurora also operates larger aircraft such as the Airbus 319, serving the region and providing international routes to Japan, Korea and China. Aurora is currently planning to expand its Twin Otter model to other regions over time.

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Viking Twin Otter flying over Grand CanyonGrand Canyon Scenic Airlines shows the majestic Grand Canyon to hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, which is for many a once in a lifetime opportunity. Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines has been flying since 1927 and recently unveiled their new livery. They are the only aerial tour company that flies the entire length of the Grand Canyon, from Page, Arizona all the way to the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas, and have four bases including: Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Grand Canyon West, Page and Boulder City.

Norland Air

Norland Air Viking Twin Otter flying over VolcanoSince 2008, Norland Air has specialized in providing arctic tours and quality charter and scheduled flights to Greenland, Iceland and Denmark. In addition to business and pleasure flying, their fleet of durable aircraft allows them to provide air ambulance services with their team of medical professionals.


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