50th Anniversary Celebration Tour Honours the Legendary Twin Otter Aircraft

May 20, 2015

Since its first flight in 1965, the Twin Otter has become an iconic part of Canadian aviation, most noted for helping to establish and serve communities throughout the North. This summer, to honour the Twin Otter’s 50th Anniversary, Viking will be touring northern communities with a new Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft and documentary film crew.

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In each community, residents will be invited to share Twin Otter stories and sign a wing rib that will go into the 100th Viking Twin Otter Series 400 production aircraft, scheduled to fly in 2016.

Come help us celebrate! Meet us at your local airport during one of the celebration tour dates listed below, and become part of the ongoing legacy of this remarkable aircraft.

July 3rd: Cambridge Bay - 1:00 PM
July 4th: Resolute - 3:00 PM
July 5th: Pond Inlet - 1:30 PM
July 7th: Gjoa Haven - 12:00 Noon
July 8th: Yellowknife - 1:30 PM
July 13th: Whitehorse - 2:00 PM
July 14th: Inuvik - 3:30 PM
July 15th: Tuktoyaktuk - 10:30 AM
July 15th: Sachs Harbour - 3:30 PM
July 16th: Ford Good Hope - 1:00 PM
July 17th: Norman Wells - 1:00 PM

Viking also extends our gratitude to the many engineers, mechanics, and pilots who have contributed to the Twin Otter legacy over the last 50 years, bringing this legendary aircraft to the people in the farthest reaches of the world.

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About Viking Air Limited:

Headquartered in Victoria, BC, Viking is the global leader in utility aircraft services, and the manufacturer of the world-renowned Series 400 Twin Otter. Viking is the Original Type Certificate holder for all out-of-production de Havilland aircraft, DHC-1 through the DHC-7, and provides exclusive spare parts manufacturing and product support for the legacy de Havilland fleet. In 2007, Viking launched the Twin Otter Series 400 production program, and to date new Viking aircraft have sold to 30 countries worldwide.

In 2016, Viking acquired the Type Certificates (manufacturing rights) for the Canadair CL-215, CL-215T, and CL-415 aircraft. With this transfer, Viking assumed responsibility for all product support for the global fleet of 170 aerial firefighters.

Viking is managed by Longview Aviation Capital and forms part of the portfolio of a prominent Canadian family investment firm that maintains a long-term investment horizon and is one of the leading investors in the Canadian aviation industry.

Information Contact

Robert Mauracher
Viking Air Ltd.
Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Phone: +1.250.656.7227

Media Contact

Angela Murray
Viking Air Ltd.
Corporate Communications
Phone: +1.250.656.7227


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