FSX/P3D v3,4,5 – DHC-2T Turbo Beaver. In 1947, the De Havilland Aircraft Company of Canada introduced the DHC-2 Beaver aircraft. They produced approximately 1,600 before ceasing production in 1967. Known by some as the “workhorse of the north”, the Beaver has been instrumental in the development of modern frontiers around the world. It is also the first single-engine utility aircraft to be turbine-powered, with De Havilland producing over 60 Turbo units before production ceased. Viking became the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of De Havilland spare parts for the DHC-2 Beaver in 1983 they acquired the original jigs and drawings for the aircraft from De Havilland Canada. Viking has the Supplemental Type Approval (STA) / Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for replacing the Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PT6A-20 engine with the P&W PT6A-27 engine and completed certification to increase the Turbo Beaver’s “all-up” weight to 6,000 lbs. These and other enhancements make the Viking Turbo Beaver a very desirable commercial aircraft.
By A.F. Scrub