Malaysia Airlines’ subsidiary MASwings Sdn. Bhd. today took delivery of its second out of six orders for the Twin Otter DHC6-400 from Viking Air Ltd of Canada. The ceremonious handover was graced by the Right Honorable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada in recognition of strong international cooperation between Malaysia and Canada.
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The aircraft bearing serial no. 883 and Malaysian registration: 9M-SSB arrived at Hangar 5 of Malaysia Airlines Engineering Complex at Kuala Lumpur international airport (KLIA).
Speaking at the event, Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari expressed his excitement with the delivery of the second aircraft within the course of two months:
“The new DHC6-400 not only allows MASwings to provide improved and additional services to the rural areas in Sarawak and Sabah, but it is capable of offering full freighter services. The aircraft can also be fitted with a stretcher kit for medical evacuation. The purchase of these state of-the-art aircraft demonstrates MASwings’ full commitment in providing air linkage for the people in the rural community, connecting them to Sabah, Sarawak and beyond.”
The new DHC6-400 aircraft is fitted with the most advanced flight avionics system in its class. With a new full glass cockpit, auto-flight system, dual global positioning navigation system, coupled with satellite communication system, the new DHC6-400 raises the safety and operational bar of MASwings to a higher level.