Page 70

This is a Basler BT-67 turboprop DC-3 conversion.  The prototype first flew in July of 1989 and the BT-67 received FAA certification in February of 1990.  The engines are Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R's.  Ten orders for the BT-67 were taken in the first year.  Some of the advantages claimed for the BT-67 are an operating cost as low as half that of a DC-3, 35% more interior volume, 43% more useful load, 24% more speed, up to 100% more fuel capacity, lower approach speed, and all-weather capability.