De Havilland Gets Big Twin Otter Order

An Indian airline has ordered five De Havilland Twin Otters and taken an option on five more. flybig will use the aircraft to do what it does best: get into tight places with short and rough runways. The Indian government has announced a new program to get air service into the vast country’s hinterlands and flybig says the Twin Otter is its aircraft of choice to meet those needs. ….flybig’s goal is to provide connectivity to communities that were not previously accessible by air,” said Captain Sanjay Mandavia, Chairman and Managing Director, flybig. “De Havilland Canada’s Twin Otter Series 400 is the right aircraft for our operations because of its proven record for safe, reliable operations and its versatility — including the capability to land on land or water.”
The order is a nice shot in the arm for De Havilland and the order fits the pedigree of the brand. “We are very excited to be working with flybig to connect underserved destinations that currently rely on inconvenient and inefficient modes of transportation,” said Philippe Poutissou, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, De Havilland Canada. “It is always a source of pride when De Havilland Canada aircraft are selected by a new operator and we welcome this opportunity to work with flybig to increase connectivity across India.”