Plane supplier happy to help

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By EDDIE OSIFELO

SUPPLIER of Solomon Airlines’ new Twin Outer, IKHANA Aircraft Services is happy to assist the country in airline industry.

The US Aircraft company, a respected provider to the worldwide aerospace industry, delivered the new aircraft to Solomon Airlines in February.

“IKHANA is extremely delighted to help Solomon Airlines grow and expand their fleet with the addition of our Twin Otter X2™ aircraft,” stated Mr. John A. Zublin, IKHANA’s Vice-President and General Manager.

“Our Twin Otter X2™ aircraft type incorporates the latest technological and safety improvements along with increased payload capacity through our RWMI DHC-6-300HG™ modification which allows operations at 14,000 lbs. maximum take-off weight.

“This aircraft is uniquely equipped as a zero-time airplane with a full-service life in front of it, we expect the aircraft to bring many years of service to the Solomon Island communities.”

IKHANA Aircraft Services, an AEVEX Aerospace company, is a leading provider of DESIGN-BUILD-FLY solutions for jet and turboprop aircraft.  The company specialises in the complete design, manufacture, installation, and certification of complex modifications and major repairs.

Headquartered in Murrieta, California, IKHANA holds FAA, EASA, and TCCA Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) authority as well as FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (FAA PMA).   Working with both the United States FAA Aircraft Certification and Military Aircraft Certification Offices, IKHANA has designed, installed, and certified numerous aircraft modifications and repairs for both Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft, including Gulfstreams, King Airs and Twin Otters.  IKHANA holds over two dozen significant Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs).


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