Viking Assigns Sales Representative for Twin Otter Series 400 in Southern Asia

Jan 23, 2015

Jet HQ to Represent the Series 400 Throughout the Indian Subcontinent

Victoria, British Columbia, January 23rd, 2015:  Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has assigned Jet HQ of Dubai, UAE, to become the regional sales representative for the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 for Southern Asia, including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan and the Maldives.

Jet HQ, led by Ted Farid, Chairman, and Garett Jerde, Managing Director, brings over 50 years of combined global aviation leadership expertise to the Series 400 Twin Otter sales network, including management of award winning sales programs for OEMs of twin engine turbo-prop aircraft.  Considered a market entry specialist, Jet HQ is perfectly positioned to bring the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 into the emerging markets of Southern Asia, with the added benefit of retaining established international sales networks for both commercial and special missions aircraft market segments.

Peter Walker, Viking’s Regional Sales Director for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific, commented “We’re happy to welcome Jet HQ to Viking’s expanding Series 400 sales network, and feel their strength in establishing themselves in emerging markets will be an asset for familiarizing potential customers with the Twin Otter’s proven capabilities, and Viking’s proven customer service.”

About Jet HQ:

Centrally located in Dubai, UAE with a secondary location in Wichita, Kansas, Jet HQ provides aviation consultation services that build trusted partnerships and maximize value for all the client’s requirements for the duration of the aircraft lifecycle, not just at acquisition.  Jet HQ specializes in emerging markets, identifying a niche where previously customers had been at a disadvantage working directly with major aircraft OEMs to satisfy their needs.

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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