Viking Air Limited Appoints Richard Libby Director, Aircraft Sales

Jun 10, 2013

Victoria, British Columbia, June 10th, 2013:  Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, has appointed Richard Libby to the new role of Director, Aircraft Sales.  Richard will be responsible for managing the global sales efforts for the Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft.

Richard brings over 20 years of aviation and leadership experience to Viking's expanding international Series 400 network, shifting from his most recent role as Director of Sales for the Asset Management Group at Bombardier Aerospace.  In addition, Richard's strong engineering and aerospace background will provide a solid foundation for product development in line with Viking's future goals.

"We are pleased to welcome Richard to our executive team," said David Curtis, Viking president & CEO.  He continued, "Richard's years of aircraft sales and leasing experience will be an asset to our Twin Otter Series 400 international sales program, and his previous involvement with turbo-prop aircraft products at Bombardier Aerospace is an added benefit that will no doubt ease his transition to Viking."

Richard will be taking over new aircraft sales from Robert Mauracher, vice president of Business Development, who helped establish the Twin Otter Series 400 as the fastest selling turbo-prop in the 19-passenger category.  Rob Mauracher has tendered his resignation from Viking in order to pursue other opportunities in the commercial aviation sector.

With Twin Otter Series 400 in operation in 16 countries and a backlog exceeding $400M, the Series 400 is now confirmed as the best-selling next generation turbo-prop aircraft in its class.  Viking provides OEM support for the worldwide fleet of de Havilland legacy aircraft (DHC-1 through DHC-7) and forms part of Westerkirk Capital Inc, a Canadian private investment firm with substantial holdings in the hospitality, aviation, and real estate sectors.

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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