Viking Signs Veling Tayara as Middle East Sales Rep for the Series 400 Twin Otter

Jan 23, 2015

Victoria, British Columbia, January 23rd, 2015 Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has signed Veling Tayara based in Dubai, UAE, as the regional sales representative for the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 in the Middle East and Turkey.

Veling Tayara was selected to represent the Series 400 Twin Otter in Middle East Turkey due to their widespread regional experience and leadership strength, personified by board members Nirvan Veerasamy, and Uday Nayak, and Colin Steven, Managing Director. This core leadership team comprises extensive senior sales and marketing management experience, in-depth local knowledge, and prominent connections in both the business and aviation sectors of the region.

“Veling Tayara represents the top tier service that prospective customers of the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 can expect,” stated Peter Walker, Viking’s Regional Sales Director for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. “We’re looking forward to working with Colin Steven and his team to introduce the Series 400 Twin Otter’s unique capabilities to the staunch business aviation hub in the Middle East.”

About Veling Tayara:

Founded by Colin Steven, Managing Director, Veling Tayara began as an aircraft leasing company providing financing alternatives for high net worth clients in the business aviation sector throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Based in Dubai, Veling Tayara forms part of Mauritius-based airline leasing firm Veling, whose clients include Emirates and Sri Lankan Airlines.

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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