Further to the preliminary announcement made earlier this year, Viking Air Limited has completed the acquisition of the Amphibious Aircraft programme from Bombardier, including transfer of the type certificates for the CL-215, CL-215T, CL-415 aircraft and all variants to Viking.
Upon completion of the type certificate transfer, Viking is designated as the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the amphibious aircraft fleet, including full manufacturing design rights for all variants. Viking also assumes responsibility for in-service product support for the fleet of 170 water bombers currently in operation in 11 countries worldwide.
Headquartered in Victoria, BC, Viking offers utility aircraft support and services, as well as manufacturing the Series 400 Twin Otter. Viking is the Original Type Certificate holder for all out-of-production de Havilland aircraft and provides exclusive spare parts manufacturing for the legacy de Havilland fleet.
In 2007, Viking launched the Twin Otter Series 400 production programme and to date over 125 new aircraft have been sold to 29 countries worldwide.