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PARIS, 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.

For more details about the DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G, including images, video, and brochure, please visit:

About De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited
With more than 5,000 aircraft delivered, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) is well established across the globe and our talented team of aviation professionals is dedicated to advancing our near-100-year reputation for excellence in innovation, production, and customer support. Our aircraft operate reliably in some of the world’s harshest climates and provide vital connections between rural communities and urban centres – transporting essential cargo and millions of passengers annually. Our aircraft also support a wide variety of special mission operations including aerial firefighting, search and rescue, medical evacuation, reconnaissance, and coastal surveillance. Visit:

About Zimex Aviation Ltd.
We are dedicated to delivering customized solutions for air transport of passengers, cargo, and specialized mission operations worldwide, ensuring round-the-clock service with Swiss precision and an unwavering commitment to safety. Our expertise, cultural competency and unparalleled safety record enables us to excel in the most demanding global environments. Visit:

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Brian Chafe, CEO, De Havilland Canada, and Daniele Cereghetti, CEO, Zimex Aviation Ltd.

De Havilland Canada is proud to announce the launch of the DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G.

The DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G offers a Garmin G1000® NXi flight deck, a completely redesigned cabin interior, more payload and range, lower operating costs, enhanced dispatch availability, and two engine options.

The DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G’s 400-500 lb basic weight reduction means more payload and/or longer range capability.

The completely redesigned cabin interior of the DHC-6 Twin Otter Classic 300-G provides more natural light and brighter cabin ambiance and new integrated Passenger Service Units feature LED lights and gaspers for improved passenger comfort and convenience.