Tara Air adds new Twin Otter to its fleet
Tara Air added a brand new Viking DHC6-400 Twin Otter aircraft to its fleet.
The short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft boasts cutting-edge avionics technology with an integrated full glass cockpit that features the enhanced ground proximity warning system, traffic collision avoidance system and full colour weather radar, the airlines said in its press note.
The new aircraft will serve remote STOL airfields like Lukla, Phaplu, Jomsom, Dolpa and Simikot, the subsidiary of Yeti Airlines said, adding that the aircraft would play a vital role in transporting foreign trekkers, local people and food to remote regions. "Tara Air intends to gradually replace its entire fleet with new Viking series aircraft."
The company is also scheduled to take delivery of its second new Viking 400 aircraft in September.
Established in 1998, Tara Air currently operates a fleet of seven STOL aircrafts, comprising of five Twin Otter (DHC 6/300) and two Dornier (DO 228) aircrafts.