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POLAR 6……..The SECOND BT-67 to GERMANY
Basler Turbo is now producing a second research aircraft for The Alfred Wegener Institute of Bremerhaven, Germany. The new Basler BT-67 will be know as POLAR 6 and will join sistership POLAR 5 conducting scientific research missions in the polar regions of the Arctic & Antarctic
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Clean Gulf Associates acquires new $6.5 million aircraft
Clean Gulf Associates has purchased a $6.5 million aircraft that specializes in dropping dispersants over spilled oil.
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BT-67 Approved for Flight Into Known Icing Conditions
Basler’s BT-67 became the first ever variant of the DC-3 (piston or turbine) to be granted approval for flight into known ice conditions.
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Company History

"The DC-3 was a beautiful,
stable, and virtually indestructible airframe going to waste We realized that by turbinizing and modernizing the airplane it would go on for many years.
". . . for years the aviation industry had been searching for a replacement for this rugged and reliable aircraft . . .  at Basler Turbo Conversions we're building it."
- Warren Basler
1926 to 1997


Mr. Basler's love of aviation went back to his childhood. With a freshly inked pilot's license and an entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Basler and his wife, Patricia, purchased the local FBO from Steve Wittman in 1957. Renamed Basler Flight Service, the company grew quickly and soon spun off the division Basler Airlines. It was this area where Basler became a well-known and highly respected name. Flying passenger and cargo configured DC-3's, Basler Airlines helped usher in an era of aviation that was attainable to all sizes of businesses with the need to move people and cargo around the world.
As close as the piston DC-3 came to perfection, Mr. Basler knew that there was a need for a better and more efficient version of this highly reliable aircraft. With this vision, Basler Turbo Conversions was created with the participation of outside investors. Production began in the new 75,000 square foot facility in January, 1990 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Since that time, BT-67 aircraft have been manufactured and sold to customers from every corner of the world.

The company is still headquartered
in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Basler Turbo Conversions, LLC
255 West 35th Ave. • P.O. Box 2305
Oshkosh, WI 54903-2305   USA
Telephone: (920) 236-7820
Facsimile: (920) 235-0381
Email: basler@baslerturbo.com

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