Viking Series 400 Twin Otter Sales Network Expands Into Colombia

Jul 9, 2015

Searca to Join Growing Worldwide Twin Otter Series 400 Sales Force

Rionegro, Colombia, July 9th, 2015:  Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has assigned Searca S.A. of Bogota, Colombia, to become a sales representative for the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 in Colombia, expanding the Series 400 Twin Otter sales network to over 20 representatives worldwide.

Searca is the largest air charter company in Colombia, operating a combined fleet of 30 jet and twin turbo-prop aircraft that are maintained in-house to the highest quality and safety standards.  This vast operational and maintenance experience positions Searca as a leader in the Latin American aerospace industry, and is a natural fit for representing the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 in Colombia.

David Caporali, Viking regional sales director for Latin America, stated, “Searca is very well positioned in the Colombian market, and we are proud to have them join Viking’s sales force.  They share our vision of the enormous opportunities for the Series 400 Twin Otter in Colombia, specifically for military operations in the Amazon.”

About Searca S.A.:

Since 1992, Searca S.A. has been offering air charter and commercial domestic air service based on safety and satisfaction to customers, both nationally and internationally.  Searca operates a fleet of 30 jet and twin turbo-prop aircraft from four bases strategically located throughout Colombia to meet the needs of customers.

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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