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Thursday, October 20 2022 - 09:57
AEVEX Aerospace DHC-6-400HG(TM) Standard Commuter Category 14,000 lbs. (6350 Kg) MTOW Upgrade with Garmin G950NXi/G1000NXi Avionics
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

AEVEX Aerospace, a full-spectrum provider of innovative aircraft and advanced 
technological solutions across a wide spectrum of government and commercial 
clients, announced today an amendment of our existing FAA STC currently 
approved for the DHC-6-300 series to include the DHC-6-400 Series Twin Otter 
series aircraft. This new product allows the DHC-6-400 series to operate in the 
Standard Commuter Category with increased maximum take-off weight of 14,000lbs. 
(6350 Kg) when equipped with a Garmin G950 NXi/G1000NXi avionics suite. "Our 
DHC-6-400HG(TM) STC will transform the DHC-6-400 series by combining a 
significant increase in payload capabilities with the latest Garmin 
G950NXi/G1000NXi integrated avionics systems," states Mr. John Zublin, AEVEX's 
VP of Advanced Solutions. "The collective package allows operators to expand 
their mission role, optimize payload and range, add value to their aircraft, 
while increasing revenues. We are collaborating with Aerocorp Avionics to take 
the DHC-6-400 series to a new level of capability by also incorporating the 
latest Garmin features of their GFC(TM) 700 three axis autopilot." Mr. Joshua 
Fox, Director of Maintenance for Aerocorp Avionic Solutions Inc. adds, "The 
Garmin GFC 700 is an AHRS-based automatic flight control system providing 
flight director, yaw damper, automatic and manual electric trim capabilities, 
for a high level of precision digital control and crisp autopilot 
controllability. The availability of a Garmin G950NXi/G1000NXi cockpit for 
DHC-6-400 operators around the world is a welcome option to improve 
functionality and supports smooth transition for pilots moving up from trainers 
into the regional airlines."

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The DHC-6-300HG(TM) STC increases the payload capabilities of the basic 
DHC-6-300 Twin Otter Series aircraft from 12,500 lbs. MTOW (5670 Kg) to 14,000 
lbs. (6350 Kg), providing an increase of 1500 lbs. (680 Kg) or 12% overall and 
represents a 31% increase in payload based on an average empty weight of 7700 
lbs. Operations are allowed to the full 750 shaft horsepower of the PT6A-34 
engines along with the improved efficiency and noise reduction of the Hartzell 
four blade "Scimitar" propellers. Additional aerodynamic and structural 
enhancements complete the modifications. As a Standard Commuter Category STC, 
DHC-6-300 and DHC-6-400 operators' area able to operate in revenue service 
without special purpose restrictions.

The Garmin G950NXi/G1000NXi navigation capabilities include Required Navigation 
Performance features with integrated radio modules providing VHF Comm/Nav, ILS 
and WAAS/SBAS-certified GPS, and LPV approaches meeting NextGen ADS-B "Out" 
regulatory requirements.