Viking Appoints New Regional Sales Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Oct 22, 2014

Peter Walker to Join Twin Otter Series 400 Global Sales Force

Orlando, Florida, October 22nd, 2014: Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia has appointed Peter Walker to the new role of Regional Sales Director for the European, Middle East, and African regions. In this position, Walker will be responsible for sales, marketing and integration of the sales representative network throughout the international market. Peter will be the primary point of contact for all Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft sales within the EMEA region.

Walker transitions to Viking from the role of vice president Sales for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Beechcraft Corporation, Nextant Aerospace (Worldwide) and brings 18 years of experience in the international aerospace industry to Viking’s leadership team. Before joining Viking, Walker has also held senior management positions at Embraer Executive jets for both Asia Pacific and the Middle East, and is the holder of a professional pilot’s license.

“We are pleased to welcome Peter to this new role, created to further expand the worldwide presence of the Twin Otter Series 400,” stated Evan McCorry, Viking vice president, International Sales & Marketing. He added, “I’ve worked with Peter for many years, and am confident that his dynamic work ethic and international experience will be an asset to our global sales campaigns.” 

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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