Orlando, Florida, November 1st, 2016: Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, Canada has now received Type Certification for the Series 400 Twin Otter in Brazil, adding to the list of twenty-nine countries now recognizing the type worldwide. The Certification was granted by Brazilian civil aviation authority ANAC (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil) in October 2016, and will help pave the way for the first ever Twin Otter to enter the Brazilian market.
With the recent focus by Brazil’s government to develop policies that foster regional air transport links to remote locations throughout the country, certification of the Twin Otter Series 400 by ANAC is an integral factor in moving forward within the rapidly expanding Brazilian market.
“The Series 400 Twin Otter is the perfect solution for the remote areas of Brazil as it can provide essential air transportation to areas lacking infrastructure development,” said David Caporali, Viking’s regional sales director for Latin America. “The Series 400 platform is ideally suited for the harsh operating conditions that Brazil presents, and we are confident it will prove itself to be the aircraft of choice for commercial and government operations alike.”
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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