Essential Services

Supporting Service Delivery Where It's Needed Most

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Currently supporting essential services missions in 17 countries, the Twin Otter is used to respond to emergencies, transport military and government personnel to areas of need and provide links to otherwise inaccessible communities. Supporting applications including ambulance and evacuation activities in addition to special missions, the Twin Otter’s reliable short take-off and landings and ability to traverse small and rough landing strips make it your partner for dependable service delivery.

In remote communities, the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 can help save lives.

Pictured: The EpiShuttle is a single-patient isolation system, specially designed for transport of contagious patients.

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Taking You Places Others Can't

Where rugged durability, easy maintenance in the field and the ability to go where others can't are key to the delivery of essential services, the Series 400 Twin Otter has emerged as the trusted solution. Suitable for all climates and conditions, the Twin Otter’s versatility has made it an ideal tool for transporting equipment and people where they are needed most.

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Versatility in Action

With easy transitions from transporting people to cargo to both and back again, the customizable Twin Otter provides you with options that are as diverse as your needs. With an unprecedented wing spar life of 33,000 hours and a fuselage life of 66,000 hours, plus simple maintenance procedures, the Twin Otter is your versatile, long-lasting solution. 

To see how much it would cost to operate the Twin Otter on your route, use our Operating Cost Calculator.

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Twin Otter Essential Services Network

Reliable Service Delivery in 17 Countries

Viking Twin Otter Navarro parked by ambulanceThe Twin Otter’s two-engine design offers dependable safety that operators trust to support their mission. Well liked for its easy maintenance, offered by its fixed wing undercarriage, the Twin Otter provides global parts and repair support.

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Twin Otter Industrial Support

ChukotAvia, based in Anadyr Russia, operates two Series 400 Twin Otters. Their mission is generally in support of small communities within 500 km of Anadyr. One of the aircraft is often operated in cargo mode while the other generally operates as a 14 seat commuter. The aircraft are also used in industrial support type operations related to the mining interests in the region.

Zimex Aviation

Twin Otter Essential Services

Founded in 1969, Zimex provides reliable aircraft support to the oil and gas industries, humanitarian agencies and non-government organizations. Operating 22 aircraft across the globe, Zimex focuses their services throughout North Africa and the Middle East, specializing in search and rescue missions, supply and food deliveries and crew changes.

Peruvian Airforce

Viking Twin Otter Navarro parked by ambulanceFuerza Aerea Del Peru (Peruvian Air Force) Group 42 based in Iquitos, Peru, conducts daily operations throughout the Peruvian jungle, helping civilian citizens with medevac and infrastructure support. Their military ops also includes flying formation for border patrols, searching for illegal mining and drug plantation, and national development requirements.

Since 1963, operating on wheels or floats alongside the rising and setting sun, Grupo Aereo No. 42 has been taking care of the Peruvian jungle and their citizens, working hand in hand (or wing to wing) with Viking for the fulfillment of their mission: protect and safeguard “quinones’ skis” (Peruvian airspace).

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Zimex provides aviation services for Humanitarian Organizations throughout Africa, and believes “our mission starts where the scope of work of others ends”. We also believe the mission statement of Zimex Aviation Ltd. also applies to the Viking Twin Otter!
- Zimex Aviation

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