British Antarctic Survey relies on Twin Otters to fulfill their mission. With around 1300 hours of flying time to support fifteen field projects in the Antarctic each season, the Twin Otter’s reliable, dependable and high-performance track record gets them where they need to go.
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Global Aerospace Logistics
Global Aerospace Logistics is a provider of world class specialized aerospace services such as logistics and material planning in support of government and private customers in the Middle East region, and has established strategic business and technology partnerships to develop a major aviation maintenance facility in the UAE.
The Vietnam Navy Series 400 Twin Otters are equipped for amphibious operations and configured with convertible interiors covering VIP, commuter, and utility layouts, with three of the six designated “Guardian 400” maritime patrol variants. Ideally suited for the Navy’s operations, the Twin Otter is used for transport, resupply, maritime surveillance and search and rescue throughout Vietnamese coastal regions. Also included in the specifications are sensor package options, air conditioning, galley and lavatory installations.
British Antarctic Survey
As one of the world’s leading environmental research centers, BAS is responsible for the United Kingdom’s national scientific activities in the Antarctic and surrounding regions. Taking on surveys, observations and research that can’t be done by anyone else in the UK, BAS is focused on the conservation of the Antarctic environment.
The Swiss Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo) provides flight service plans and coordinates all flying requirements for Federal agencies as well as for public and private sector organizations in collaboration with the Swiss Air Force. Aerial photography is carried out to update the topographic landscape model (TLM), National Maps, the Swiss Orthophoto Mosiac (SWISSIMAGE), and contracts from the Federal Administration.
In 1970, as the Arctic was being explored and developed, Kenn Borek started his airline, Kenn Borek Air Ltd. (KBAL). Now KBAL, a Calgary-based airline, has one of the largest Twin Otter fleets in the world and provides a comprehensive service with our turbo prop fleet. They are best known for remote polar services utilizing ski equipped Twin Otters, and also provide a wide range of additional services including medevac, survey, paradrop, and float operations.
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