Viking Completes Global Aerospace Logistics Contract with Delivery of 9th Twin Otter Series 400 Aircraft

Feb 23, 2015

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 23rd, 2015: Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has now officially handed over the final Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft on order for Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL), of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, completing the multi-aircraft purchase contract.

The final aircraft will join the eight Viking Twin Otter Series 400 already delivered to GAL since 2013, being utilized by the UAE Government under a multi-year service contract.The specially equipped Series 400 Twin Otters are configured with paratroop provisions and intermediate flotation gear (“IFG”) to enable the Government’s operations on the loose sand in the Arabian Gulf region. Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) is an original launch customer for the Series 400 Twin Otter, having placed their initial aircraft order in 2009.

Abdulla Marassas, Aviation Program Manager for GAL, commented, “We are very happy with the Viking Series 400 Twin Otter, as evidenced by our fleet of nine aircraft.The Series 400’s performance is beyond our expectation, and perfectly serves the purpose for the design and function intended.”

He added, “Working with Viking has been a satisfying experience, dealing with knowledgeable people who have made the purchase and delivery process easy, and we’re already looking forward to expanding our relationship with future projects.”

About Global Aerospace Logistics:

Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC is a limited liability company registered by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. GAL is a leading provider of government and defence aerospace services encompassing aviation maintenance, component repair and overhaul, aviation logistics, maintenance repair facility, aircraft sales, tactical pilot training, and defence aviation consulting and project management.

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

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Angela Murray
Viking Air Ltd.
Corporate Communications
Phone: +1.250.656.7227

 

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