Avmax Group Takes Delivery of Two Viking Series 400 Twin Otters for Operation in the Republic of Chad

Calgary, Alberta, November 26th, 2019:  At a company ceremony held today, Avmax Group of Calgary, Alberta took delivery of two new Viking Series 400 Twin Otters configured for corporate shuttle operations in support of oil and gas operations in the Republic of Chad.  With delivery of these two Series 400 aircraft, Avmax Group becomes the first operator of the Viking Twin Otter in the West African country.

To support their new Series 400 operations, Avmax flight crew(s) will receive initial type training at Viking’s Calgary, Alberta training facility, where they will become familiarized with the Honeywell Primus Apex® integrated digital avionics suite and autopilot operations in the Series 400 Level “D” Full-Flight Simulator.  Initial Maintenance type training course(s) will also be provided to the Avmax technical team.

Avmax selected the Series 400 based on their extensive legacy De Havilland Twin Otter experience and confidence that the Twin Otter is the only aircraft capable of reliably operating in the extreme environments and limited access restrictions of the contract locations.

“This multi-million-dollar deal is an excellent example of two Western Canadian companies reaching globally to strengthen aviation. This deal was possible due to Avmax’s strong collaborative relationships with companies both local and worldwide, including China and Chad,” said Mark Maydaniuk, Chief Executive Officer, Avmax.  “Aviation continues to thrive globally, with Western Canada being a market leader.”

Robert Mauracher, Viking executive vice president Sales & Marketing, added, “Today, more and more operators around the world are recognizing the unique capabilities and versatility of the Series 400 Twin Otter.  I am extremely pleased that a world-class Canadian company like Avmax, with their extensive aircraft portfolio and operational expertise, has selected the Twin Otter for their operational needs.”

About Avmax Group:

The Avmax Group Inc. (“Avmax”) vision is to simplify customers’ aviation needs through dependable, globally integrated services with trusted results. Established in 1976, Avmax locations include Calgary (HQ), Vancouver and Winnipeg (Canada), Great Falls and Jacksonville (USA), Nairobi (Kenya) and N’Djamena (Chad). Avmax offers aircraft leasing, airline operations, avionics, component repairs, engineering, MRO, paint and spares.  Avmax’s engineering division is a Transport Canada authorized Design Approval Organization (DAO). Avmax’s maintenance divisions are TCCA, FAA, and EASA authorized Maintenance Repair Organizations (MRO). Powering Simplicity in Aviation, contact www.Avmax.com for more information.


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

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