Viking Eyes Brazilian Market for Twin Otter Series 400

Aug 11, 2015

Manaus Aerotaxi Participacoes Becomes Sales Representative for Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 11th, 2015:  Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has set its eyes on the aerospace market in Brazil, the second largest aviation industry by registered aircraft fleet in the world.  In order to pursue sales opportunities in such an active aviation market, Viking is displaying a Series 400 Twin Otter owned by Barrick Gold Corporation as part of the 2015 Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

To further the aircraft’s reach in the region, Viking has assigned Manaus Aerotaxi Participacoes (MAP) of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, to become the sales representative for the Series 400 Twin Otter in-country.  MAP’s demonstrated regional expertise and central location in the heart of the Amazonian rain forest will be an asset in reaching potential customers who will benefit most from the Twin Otter’s capability of reliable operation in extreme environments.

“We are very excited to display the Series 400 Twin Otter for the first time in Brazil as part of LABACE,” said David Caporali, regional sales director for Latin America.  “We are also excited to join forces with MAP, and look forward to developing the market for both civilian and military operation of the Series 400 Twin Otter in Brazil.”

About Manaus Aerotaxi Participacoes:

In business for nearly two decades, Manaus Aerotaxi has established itself as one of the most important companies in the Brazilian aviation industry, and the largest in the Northern region of the country.  Centrally located at the Eduardo Gomes International Airport in Manaus, Amazonas, MAP operates air taxi service to jungle-bound cities throughout the equatorial region of South America.

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 been sold to 29 countries worldwide.

In October 2016, Viking acquired the Type Certificates (manufacturing rights) for the CL-215, CL-215T, CL-415 aircraft and all variants from Bombardier. With the Type Certificate transfer, Viking assumed responsibility for 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 which maintains a long-term investment horizon and is one of the leading investors in the Canadian aviation industry.

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