Viking Assigns Sub-Saharan Sales Representative for Twin Otter Series 400

Dec 8, 2014

Thor Aviation to Become Regional Twin Otter Series 400 Rep

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 8th, 2014:  Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has assigned Thor Aviation of Mauritius to become the regional sales representative for the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 in Sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and the island nations of Madagascar, Comoros, and Mauritius.

Under the leadership of Trevor Conlyn, Managing Director, Thor Aviation was selected to represent the Series 400 Twin Otter in Sub-Saharan Africa due to Conlyn’s previous experience as a commercial pilot operating twin engine turbo-props and extensive history with corporate aircraft sales and management in the southern African region.

“Sub-Saharan Africa shows vast market potential for the Series 400 Twin Otter due to its ability to reliably perform in rugged and remote locations with minimal maintenance requirements,” commented Peter Walker, Viking Regional Sales Director for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.  He added, “With so many countries starting to become familiar with the Viking Twin Otter, having Thor Aviation join our expanding sales network to provide regional expertise will not only help Viking’s market reach, but will also help bring the aircraft to the operators who will benefit the most from the aircraft’s STOL capabilities.”

About Thor Aviation:

Incorporated in Mauritius and operating out of a central base in South Africa, Thor Aviation is a new start-up company created exclusively for the purpose of selling the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 in Southern Africa.

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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