Twin Otter

Twin Otter Series 400
Mar 7, 2016

Yes, some newer Twin Otter aircraft do have a wire running from the top of the cockpit to the top of the tail, as do some legacy Twin Otter aircraft. That wire is a high-frequency (HF) antenna, which allows the flight crew to use an HF radio.

Series 400 in Final Assembly at Viking's Calgary Facility
Jan 19, 2016

The Twin Otter Series 400 is the culmination of contributions from many sources in Canada and the United States, with the majority of the primary structure and detail parts manufactured at the Viking factory in Victoria, British Columbia.

Amphibious Twin Otter Series 400
Jan 18, 2016

Since Viking revived production of the Twin Otter aircraft in 2010 up to and including 2015, 84 Series 400 aircraft have been delivered and put into operation worldwide.  These 84 Series 400 Twin Otters have been delivered to 31 operators in 29 countries.

Viking 400S Seaplane docked on the water
Jan 13, 2016

There is no single agreed upon “best” or “safest” colour for an airplane. Many larger aircraft operators paint their planes with company brands, logos or themes, while smaller operators will often paint based on their own interests.