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Twin OtterThe original de Havilland Twin Otter, designed in 1964, and built in 1965, seated 13 to 18 passengers. It was developed for short-haul commuter services. The Twin Otter was also built for short takeoffs and landings, which made it very useful in places where there were few airfields.

The Twin Otter was well known for being very rugged and manoeuvrable.

Changes to the plane were initially made in 1968 through the 200 series. Twin OtterLater in 1969, the 300 series was developed with more powerful engines, which allowed for an additional 450 kilograms of takeoff weight. Passenger room was increased to 20 seats.

Made in Canada, the Twin Otter is considered to be one of the most successful aircraft to be used commercially. It continued to be produced until 1988 when over 800 were made.

 

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