DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-6

Aircraft
Name: 
DHC-6
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Narrow
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
High wing (wing struts)
Tail: 
Regular tail, high set
WTC
L
APC
A
Type Code: 
L2T
Aerodrome Reference Code: 
1B
Engine: 
Turboprop
Engine Count: 
Multi
Position: 
(Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear: 
Tricycle fixed
Manufacturered as
DE HAVILLAND CANADA CC-138 Twin Otter
DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-6 Twin Otter
DE HAVILLAND CANADA Twin Otter
DE HAVILLAND CANADA UV-18 Twin Otter
SCENIC DHC-6 Vistaliner
SCENIC Vistaliner

DHC6

STOL turboprop airliner and utility transport aircraft. In service since 1966 (-200 since 1968, -300 since 1969). Fixed undercariage. DE HAVILLAND CANADAs most successful commercial design. DHC-6-200 with extended nose and DHC-6-300 with more powerful engines. Production ceased in 1988. DHC-6-300: Length 15,77 m MTOW 5,670kg.Production of a new series of the aircraft (400) started in 2007.

Technical Data
Wing span: 
19.80 m
Length: 
15.10 m
Height: 
5.90 m
Powerplant: 

Series:

Engine Model: 
Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
80 kts
Distance: 
500 m
MTOW: 
5670 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
110 kts
ROC: 
1000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
130 kts
ROC: 
500
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
130 kts
ROC: 
500 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
Cruise
TAS: 
180 kts
MACH: 
n/a
Ceiling: 
260
Range: 
900 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
160 kts
ROD: 
1000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
130 kts
MCS: 
n/a
ROD: 
800 ft/min
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
70 kts
Distance: 
300 m

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