Basler Turbo Conversions DC3-67TP NEWS
BT-67 Approved for Flight Into Known Icing
Conditions on April 30, 2008
Baslers BT-67 became the
first ever variant of the DC-3 (piston or turbine) to be granted approval
for flight into known ice conditions. The approval capped a multi year
effort between the FAA & Basler and several engineering companies to place
the BT-67 on an equal certification basis with other modern turbo prop
The DC-3, despite a long
history of flight in a wide variety of weather conditions, predated the
current certification requirements and procedures, so the known ice
certification was never completed and became a separate requirement for the
turbine powered version. This is the first DC-3 type aircraft of any
configuration to receive a known ice certification.
The certification is
effective April 30, 2008.