Viking Adds to SkyJet Aviation's Territory for Series 400 Twin Otter Sales

Nov 26, 2015

Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia Added to Regional Representation

Victoria, British Columbia, November 26th, 2015:  Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has added Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to SkyJet Aviation Services Limited’s regional sales territory for the Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft.  SkyJet Aviation Services will now be responsible for the three North African countries in addition to their existing representation of the Viking Series 400 Twin Otter in sub-Sahara Africa, Libya, Egypt, the Seychelles, and the Caribbean.

SkyJet has established itself as a premiere sales organization with a knowledgeable and experienced team of aviation professionals.  SkyJet’s extensive hands-on experience with a wide variety of twin engine and turbine aircraft will be an added benefit to new customers of the Twin Otter Series 400 in the three North African countries.

“The Twin Otter has proven itself to be a reliable and robust aircraft perfectly suited for operation in the extreme conditions and rough desert terrain of Northern Africa,” commented Bruce Fullerton, Director of Sales for SkyJet Aviation.  “We are well versed in the Twin Otter’s capabilities, and are already well established in Africa, so the addition of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia to our Twin Otter Series 400 representation territory is a natural fit.”

About SkyJet Aviation Services:

Founded by Kashim Shettima and headquartered in Kaduna, Nigeria, with satellite offices in Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria, and Miami, Florida, SkyJet Aviation Services has established itself as a leader in business aviation sales and services throughout the African sub region.  With current Aircraft Operating Certificate for commercial charter operations and an Approved Maintenance Organization, SkyJet is recognized as a reputable firm with a diverse background in all aspects of the aviation industry.

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 been sold to 29 countries worldwide.

In October 2016, Viking acquired the Type Certificates (manufacturing rights) for the CL-215, CL-215T, CL-415 aircraft and all variants from Bombardier. With the Type Certificate transfer, Viking assumed responsibility for 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 which maintains a long-term investment horizon and is one of the leading investors in the Canadian aviation industry.

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Viking Air Ltd.
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