How long does it take to install a DHC-6 Twin Otter Replacement Hardwall Cabin Interior Kit?
The average time taken by an experienced maintenance crew to install is 180 man hours. First time installers can budget on around 200 to 220 man hours. This estimate is for the installation of the kit only, and does not include preparation time, painting or the cleaning up and refurbishment of the PSU Ducting.
What are the tools necessary to complete the installation?
Normal hand tools commonly used in aircraft sheet metal work. And the installation is within the capabilities of most approved maintenance facilities. The aircraft is required to be re-weighed following the installation.
Will the aircraft weigh any more or will it weigh less?
On average, the new interior will weigh a little less, depending on what the kit has actually replaced.
What does the kit include?
New lightweight Forward Bulkhead complete with magazine pockets. New Ceiling Panels. This is one of the most important features of the kit, the Ceiling is made up of ten (10) sections which are easily installed and removed for servicing. No tools are required and unlike the OEM panels the AP&S panels can be handled by one person with ease. New Sidewalls, Door Panels, Rear Bulkhead and all the Window Surrounds. Inner Cabin Windows, New Aluminium Extrusions, Screws, Fasteners, Basic Cabin Decal Kit, Installation Manual and an Illustrated Parts Catalogue.
What is not included in the kit?
PSU Ducting, PSU Light and Vent Units, Centre Ceiling Cabin Lighting and P. A. Speakers. These units should be re-used from the original interior. However, provision is included in the new Ceiling Centre Section for the Lights and Vents which include New Light Lense Covers and New Speaker Grilles. New PSU Ducting and Heater Ducting are available as an optional extra.
How long will the kit last?
To our knowledge, an Aero Plastics & Structures kit installed back in 1993 is still in service today. The material used in these kits is very hardwearing and stable in all temperature conditions.
How many kits are actually in service around the world?
Currently we have in excess of 500 kits in service installed in countries throughout the world.
Is the Aero Plastics & Structures kit approved?
Absolutely, the kit is approved by the Australian Civil Aviation Authority (CASA) It also is approved by the Canadian Department of Transport and has a Canadian STC. The kit is also approved by the FAA with an FAA STC.
What Service and Product Support is available?
Aero Plastics & Structures provide a phone Help Line for organisations carrying out the installations. AP&S staff know their products!
What colour choices do I have?
You can choose from a range of colours from pastels to vivid hues. Colours of the products which appear on this website are our ever-popular standard White and Light Grey.