An amphibious aircraft is one that can takeoff and land on both water and land. Viking’s Twin Otter aircraft have the option of being outfitted with amphibious floats that allow it to land on both land and water without having to switch out landing gear between flights.
The Series 400 Twin Otter has five different landing gear configurations: standard wheels, intermediate floatation gear (often called a tundra tire), amphibious floats, straight floats, and wheel skis.
Viking is the Canadian-based, global leader in utility aircraft services and 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 DHC-7) and the Canadair Aerial Firefighter fleet (CL-215, CL-215T, and CL-415). Viking provides exclusive spare parts manufacturing and product support for these global fleets and continues the proud legacy of producing and supporting these exceptional Canadian aircraft.