466 Otters were built between 1951-1967. The 10 passenger Otter is a single-engine, high-wing, propeller-driven, short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft developed by DeHavilland Canada as a larger versions of DeHavilland’s successful DHC-2 Beaver. The Otter began life as the King Beaver.
Otters were used in over 36 countries. The U.S. Army was the largest customer, taking delivery of 200 aircraft and the Royal Canadian Air Force operated 66. Like the Beaver, the Otter can fulfill a range of duties operating on floats, wheels and skis, and has operated in locations as diverse as Antarctica, Australia, Chile, Ghana, and the Caribbean.
Taquan Air’s Industry Leading Maintenance Program
The Maintenance Department’s primary role at Taquan Air is to carefully scrutinize and maintain the aircraft fleet in the timeliest and most efficient manner possible. A team of highly experienced and trained maintenance technicians, an excellent working environment and extensive parts and tooling inventory accomplishes this. Taquan Air maintains a policy of adherence to the highest FAA Aircraft Maintenance Standards and routinely exceeds those standards.
All routine maintenance, preventative maintenance, and alterations to the aircraft, engines, propellers and appliances are performed in accordance with FAA regulations, manufacturer’s service bulletins, airworthiness directives, and the highest quality maintenance practices.