Viking & Wipaire Deliver First VIP Interior for Twin Otter Series 400

Oct 22, 2013

Viking & Wipaire Deliver First VIP Interior for Twin Otter Series 400

Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22nd, 2013:  Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, Canada and Factory Endorsed Service Center partner, Wipaire, Inc. of South Saint Paul, Minnesota, have now delivered the first Viking Twin Otter Series 400 equipped with a custom Wipaire executive interior.

The aircraft, belonging to an undisclosed customer, features an executive four-place club seating arrangement with an additional 12 standard seats.  The executive interior also includes a custom headliner system as well as custom fabricated sidewall and PSU panels.   Interior options include installation of wall mounted passenger radio jacks, data ports, auxiliary audio inputs for each passenger, custom hard wall materials and carpeting.  The aircraft is also equipped with Wipline 13000 amphibious floats and a remarkable custom airbrushed graphic paint scheme, available for viewing on aircraft static display during the 2013 NBAA Annual Convention.

"Wipaire is pleased to have the opportunity to participate in this great project,” stated Lee Webb, Wipaire’s vice president of Aircraft Services.   “This aircraft is a wonderful example of the interior and exterior finish capabilities we offer our valued customers."

Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing floats for over fifty years, including the Wipline model 13000 floats certified for the Viking Series 400 Twin Otter, and has engineered several Supplemental Type Certified modifications for legacy Twin Otters to improve convenience and reliability.  As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, repair, VIP interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing all in one convenient location for Twin Otter operators, and is recognized worldwide for quality products and engineering expertise.

With Twin Otter Series 400 in operation in 16 countries and a backlog exceeding $400M, the Series 400 is now confirmed as the best-selling next generation turbo-prop aircraft in its class.  Viking provides OEM support for the worldwide fleet of de Havilland legacy aircraft (DHC-1 through DHC-7) and forms part of Westerkirk Capital Inc, a Canadian private investment firm with substantial holdings in the hospitality, aviation, and real estate sectors.

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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