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50th Twin Otter 400 Completed

50th Twin Otter 400 Completed

An aircraft manufacturer based on Vancouver Island will mark a major milestone in Canadian aviation when the 50th plane rolls off the line on Thursday and its assembly success has a Calgary connection.

Viking Air in Sidney, B.C., specializes in de Havilland products and started production of the Twin Otter in 2010.

That year it made one aircraft and now it produces two a month in its Victoria and Calgary plants. Production of the original Twin Otter ran from 1965 to 1988 and the plane was known for its rugged durability in the Canadian north.

For the complete story by Colleen Schmidt of CTV News, click here.

Updated: March 6, 2014 — 8:47 AM

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