Island Aviation has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire two new Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada. Founded in 2003 as A Soriano Aviation, Island Aviation is a charter airline based in the Philippines.
“We selected the Twin Otter to support our operations because of its long record of in-service reliability and low operating cost,” says COO captain Emmanuel (Butch) Generoso. “We are looking forward to the re-introduction of Twin Otters to our fleet where they will service the exclusive resort of Amanpulo with flights from Manila."
“De Havilland Canada is delighted to see the Twin Otter return to operation in the Philippines after a long absence, and with such an experienced and well-regarded operator as Island Aviation,” adds vice president, sales and marketing Philippe Poutissou.
The Twin Otter has earned a reputation around the globe for its versatility and reliability in a variety of extreme environments. From executive and private travel to commercial operations in some of the most challenging conditions on earth, the number of operators and breadth of industries supported by the Twin Otter are a testament to its flexibility and durability.
The Twin Otter also boasts unrivalled versatility within each of its many operational applications. As a regional connectivity transportation solution, it is used worldwide for island hopping and commuter travel, offering flexible quick-change interior options in its configurable 19 passenger cabin. Additionally, its robust fuselage, convertible cabin and exceptional performance capabilities allow for effective industrial support, critical infrastructure, environmental monitoring, special missions and cargo transport operations.
The Twin Otter Series 400 provides the versatility, flexibility and performance to satisfy a wide variety of operational requirements. More than 140 aircraft have been delivered to customers around the world.