We rebuild + modify
de Havilland aircraft

Recon Air specializes in rebuilding damaged airframes for bush operators, fleet owners and insurance companies. Our greatest experience is with de Havilland Beavers, Otters and Cessna aircraft.

The world's largest turbine maintenance firm

Recon Air is performing market research and education on the sale of rebuilt de Havilland Beaver, Otter and Turbo Otter and possible identification of agents or aircraft owners.

Our Services

Our Company

Recon Air has a Transport Canada AMO License (No 69-91) and specializes in the rebuilding and resale of de Havilland DHC-2 Beavers, DHC-3 Otters and turbo conversions of same.

Recon Air's Facility

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Specialized Work

We provide specialized services including structural repairs, custom interiors and upholstery and painting.

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Turbine Conversion

Recon Air specializes in rebuilding damaged airframes for bush operators, fleet owners and insurance companies.

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Employment Opportunities

We’re looking for a few experienced, driven and fun individuals to join our growing team!

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Your de Havilland Specialists

Recon Air specializes in rebuilding damaged airframes for bush operators, fleet owners and insurance companies. Our greatest experience is with de Havilland Beavers, Otters and Cessna aircraft.

Turbine Conversion

Recon Air specializes in rebuilding damaged airframes for bush operators, fleet owners and insurance companies.

PT6 Engine Monitoring, Inspection, Calibration

Recon Air provides PT6 engine monitoring, inspection and calibration that prevents engine failure and reduces costs.

Our History

Brief Summary
of Projects

20

Otters Converted

10

Otters Rebuilt

20

People Employed

From paint to
structural

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Recon Air can completely re-furbish your plane from rebuilding damaged airframes, reupholstering interiors, or custom painting and finishing. We can even create unique finishes for personal fleets.

Industry
Leaders

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We are world renowned leaders with over 70 years experience.

Featured
Aircraft

Rebuild Custom Painting

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TURBO OTTER

From full rebuilds to creative approaches to modifying existing components, From full rebuilds to creative approaches to

ABOUT THE
PROCESS

Recon Air can completely re-furbish, reupholster, and repaint your aircraft with custom fabrics, designs, colours and finishes. Make your aircraft unique.

Case Study: CBC News Article: March, 2014

“Fewer than 500 of the Otters were originally built, and they made their way all over the world. Recon Air president, Leuenberger finds them and collects them — and sometimes they’re in very rough shape. Leuenberger said the planes are sought after by mining companies, tourism operators, and even stars. They’ve done some for several celebrities, and they’re using them in different parts of the world. Some planes receive new engines and others are refurbished with leather interiors and outfitted with flat screen TVs.”

-CBC News

About Recon Air

Our History

Recon Air, with over 70 years of experience, employs over 20 people. Experts in aircraft engineering and mechanics as well as highly trained painters. Our philosophy surrounds a love of planes and aircraft.

Over 70 Years Experience

From full rebuilds to creative approaches to modifying existing components, From full rebuilds to creative approaches to modifying

de Havilland Experts

Experts in improving and modernizing the de Havilland Fleet

At Recon Air, we’re committed to improving and modernizing the Beaver and Turbine Otter into a preferred first choice aircraft for both commercial and private operations. It’s a commitment that has earned us international recognition as experts on the Beaver aircraft and the title of the World’s largest Turbine Otter maintainer.

 

Aircraft Wanted

172 Cessna, DHC2 Beaver, DHC3 Otter, DHC3T Otter, 185 Cessna, 180 Cessna, 206 Cessna, 210 Cessna