Viking Sells Twin Otter Series 400 to Government of Panama's Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) Air Group

Nov 1, 2016

Orlando, Florida, November 1st, 2016:  Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia has sold its first Series 400 Twin Otter to the government of Panama for use by its Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) Air Group based in Cocoli, Panama.  The aircraft is scheduled for delivery in the coming weeks, and will be utilized to support the agency’s humanitarian aid missions throughout the country.

The Series 400 will be the first Twin Otter to be introduced to SENAN’s operational fleet, and will be integral to the successful development of services the agency provides to the Panamanian population.

David Caporali, Viking’s regional sales director for Latin America, commented, “SENAN is excited to be adding the Series 400 Twin Otter to their operational capacity, where its performance and amazing versatility will be put to good use on the many short-field airstrips common in the region.”

About SENAN:

The Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) Air Group is responsible for indoctrination, training, coordination and monitoring air operations for compliance with the State’s mission to protect life, honor, property and other rights and freedoms of individuals within the Republic of Panama.  SENAN is renowned for its professionalism and high operational performance, and is comprised of Airlift Squadron, Helicopter Squadron, and Air Training unit.

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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Robert Mauracher
Viking Air Ltd.
Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Phone: +1.250.656.7227

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Viking Air Ltd.
Marketing & Business Development
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