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Chukotka will be operated by Canadian aircraft
On January 16, ChukotAVIA will operate its first passenger flight on the Anadyr-Markovo route on a Canadian DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft. As the airline informs, DHC-6 flights are scheduled for the first quarter of this year. At the initial stage, flights will be carried out from Anadyr to Markovo, Beringovsky and Cross Bay. In these three directions Canadian aircraft will replace An-24 and An-26. The cost of tickets will remain the same, the frequency of flights will significantly increase.
According to the director general of ChukotAvia, Tomasz Troyanovsky, three commanders and one co-pilot were allowed to fly on Canadian aircraft. Since January, three more second pilots will be put into operation, who have already received appropriate training at a training center in the Moscow region.
The Canadian DHC-6 Twin Otter regional aircraft was developed in the 1964 year and upgraded in the 2010 year. The aircraft is suitable for hard-to-reach places: there is an opportunity to quickly change its layout, it is suitable for various aerial work, different chassis are provided for it: wheel, ski, wheel-ski, chassis with floats. He is able to fly from the runway with a length of just 600 meters and board unprepared sites. The capacity of the aircraft Twin Otter - 19 seats. Catalog cost - 6-7 million dollars.