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OUR CURRENT FLEET   

DHC-6 TWIN OTTER

The Twin Otter is a high winged, un-pressurized twin engine turbine powered aircraft with fixed tricycle land gear. The aircraft was designed as a rugged commuter and is capable of carrying passengers and cargo into remote unimproved locations, including ski and water-based operations. The 19 seat twin-engine turbo-prop utility aircraft is powered by two PT6A (-20/-27) turboprop engines.

The Twin Otter is commonly classified as a Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL)-capable aircraft, being capable of operating from short and rough runways in all climates. This capability has been largely attributed to the Twin Otter’s high rate of climb and design features including its double slotted trailing edge flaps and ailerons that work in unison with the flaps to boost STOL performance.

Air Kiribati currently operates one Twin Otter configured in full passenger configuration. 

Cruise
171 mph

Max Take-Off Weight (MTOW)
12,500 lbs

Seating 
19 passengers – 2 abreast

Range
750 nm

Yarbin Y12

The Y-12F turboprop aircraft is designed by Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG), part of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), for regional use with a spacious cabin that can accommodate 17 passengers.

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The Harbin Y-12F features APEX avionics from Honeywell in the United States, PT6A-65B turbopropeller supplied by Pratt & Whitney in Canada and HC-B5MA-3/M10876AN low-noise, five-bladed propellers supplied by Hartzell in the United States.

Air Kiribati currently operates three Y12s with one based on Kiritimati (Christmas) Island servicing the Line Island Group. 

Cruise

250km/hr 

Max Take-Off Weight (MTOW)
5,300kgs 

Seating 
17 passengers – 2 abreast

Range
1300km

Upcoming Fleet 

Air Kiribati has announced that it will be purchasing a Dash 8 100 Series.  This aircraft will predominately service the domestic ports of Abemama, Butaritari, Tab North and Nikunau.  With further international and domestic ports to be announced.