PRLog - Nov. 17, 2011 - MURRIETA, Calif. -- IKHANA Aircraft Services (IKHANA) has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for their RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Fuselage program. The DHC Re-Lifed Fuselage is a RE-MANUFACTURED fuselage provided with NEW 66,000 hours/132,000 cycles of fatigue life and is applicable to DHC-6-100/-200/-
DHC-6 Re-LIFE Fuselage compressed
The original -100, -200, and -300 Series Twin Otters, produced from 1965 to 1988, have a fuselage fatigue life limit of 66,000 hours/132,000 cycles. The initial airplane used for the STC program, a DHC-6-300, was modified at IKHANA’s Murrieta, California facility. The RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Fuselage STC complements IKHANA’s RWMI DHC-6 Re-Life Wing Box STC, which has been a commercial product since STC award in 1996. Over one hundred Re-Lifed Wing boxes have been manufactured by IKHANA and its predecessor, R.W. Martin, Inc. Aircraft which have been through the Re-Life process will be further customized for a variety of operations including executive interiors, airliners, and special missions platforms. Options such as increased gross weight capability, enhanced air conditioning, glass cockpit avionics, VIP amenities, cargo handling, camera hatches and maritime patrol systems are available. IKHANA is currently accepting production deposits for modification slots.
IKHANA Aircraft Services, a DBA of IKHANA Group Inc, provides DESIGN – BUILD - FLY solutions to the aerospace industry through aircraft modifications, heavy maintenance, major repair, and critical parts manufacturing. Headquartered at the French Valley Airport (F70) in Murrieta, California with engineering offices adjacent to the Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, California, IKHANA holds FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, and ANAC repair station approvals, FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA), and is a Viking Air Factory Endorsed Service Center. IKHANA has a proven reputation for developing unique engineered solutions across a wide variety of aircraft platforms and diverse customer base including extensive experience in the DHC-6 Twin Otter, King Air, and Gulfstream airframes.
For further information, contact Naras “Bo” Alksninis, Director of Marketing
Telephone:818.781.9650 ext. 106; Mobile Phone: 818.554.5906
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IKHANA Aircraft Services provides DESIGN, BUILD, FLY solutions to the aerospace industry with engineering, aircraft modifications, heavy maintenance, repairs, and critical parts manufacturing across a wide variety of aircraft and diverse customer base.