CC-138 Twin Otter

Aircraft

CC-138 Twin Otter

Overview

Overview

The highly adaptable CC-138 Twin Otter is well suited for Canada’s ever-changing northern climate and terrain. This short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport aircraft can land on water, land, snow and ice.

Powered by twin turboprop engines, the Twin Otter is highly manoeuvrable and has a service ceiling of over 8,000 metres. It can be outfitted with wheels or skis to land on virtually any surface.

The CC-138 is used in transport and support roles to the Canadian Forces’ northern operations and in search and rescue (SAR) missions. It can carry up to 20 passengers or 2,999 kg of payload, and has a range of 1,427 km.

The Canadian Force’s 4 Twin Otters are based in Yellowknife, NWT.

Named Operations  How the aircraft was employed
NUNALIVUT Annually Canada In support of sovereignty operations in Canada’s North, transports personnel, supplies, and equipment to Nunavut.
NANOOK Annually Canada Transports supplies and equipment, as part of sovereignty operations conducted in Canada’s North.

 

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Length

15.1 m

Wingspan

19.81 m

Height

5.66 m

Empty Weight

3,900 kg

Maximum Gross Weight

6,350 kg

Power

Two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-27 turbo-prop engines

Speed

337 km/h

Service Ceiling

8,230 m

Range

1,427 km

Passengers

20

Year(s) procured

1970

Quantity in CF

4

Location(s)

Yellowknife, NT

 

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