New twin-otter on familiarisation flight before regular commercial service
The Solomon Airlines new twin Otter aircraft yesterday afternoon conducted a familiarisation flight on the new Twin Otter registered H4-SIC, as part of the final training stages prior to the aircraft being scheduled for regular commercial service.
Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communication and Aviation, Moses Virivolomo, Director of Civil Aviation Authority Solomon Islands (CAASI) Brian Halisanau, and representatives from CAASI were amongst the passengers on the flight.
Solomon Airlines says the Solomon Islands Government and CAASI support has been pivotal to the procurement and the induction of the new aircraft.
Solomon Airlines new Twin Otter aircraft arrived in February this year. The aircraft is a 19-seat De Havilland Twin Otter registration H4-SIC which will operate on domestic routes in the Solomon Islands.
Guests on the flight are pictured here prior to taking off from Honiara Airport