aircraftPARIS, France, June 21, 2023 – Today, at the Paris International Air Show, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) and Zimex Aviation Ltd. (Zimex) signed a Purchase Agreement for Zimex to acquire two new DHC-6 Twin Otter® Classic 300-G™ aircraft.

“As the first operator of our DHC-6 Twin Otter 400 Series aircraft, we are delighted that Zimex will be among the first to fly the new Classic 300-G,” said Brian Chafe, Chief Executive Officer, De Havilland Canada. “With the same rugged airframe, the lighter weight Classic 300-G will deliver increased payload range and decreased operating costs for our customers. De Havilland Canada is once again driving the utility transport aircraft market forward.”

“We can confidently say that the Twin Otter aircraft have been the backbone of our business for the last 54 years,” said Daniele Cereghetti, CEO of Zimex Aviation Ltd. “It brings me great excitement to once again be the launch customer for the latest series and we are thrilled to welcome the new Twin Otter into our family. We are also immensely proud to be the first operator of the new DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G with EASA approval. Not only do we take great pride in being a De Havilland-endorsed service centre, offering extensive maintenance services to customers around the globe, but we also wholeheartedly appreciate the exceptional capabilities of this remarkable aircraft”.

The DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G is the fifth generation of the Twin Otter aircraft, joining the current Series 400. All DHC-6 Twin Otters carry passengers, transport VIPs, move cargo, conduct medivac operations, and perform special missions in the world’s most unforgiving environments. When mounted on amphibious floats, these aircraft move seamlessly between paved surfaces and water-landing areas.