Rugged durability

Twin Otter Exterior
Jul 19, 2016

Aircraft lifespans can be measured by how many hours they’ve spent flying, or how many “cycles” they’ve done. Each cycle represents a successful take-off and landing, and generally gives a more accurate picture of the aircraft’s condition than just flight hours.

Twin Otter Series 400
Apr 7, 2016

The Series 400 Twin Otter has five different landing gear configurations: standard wheels, intermediate floatation gear (often called a tundra tire), amphibious floats, straight floats, and wheel skis.

Amphibious Twin Otter Series 400 landing on water
Dec 17, 2015

Floatplanes are used in numerous scenarios to take-off and land on bodies of water. This provides access to remote areas all around the world, where there are no runways available.