Source: Times Colonist
Viking wins Twin Otter certification in Brazil
Victoria, BC (November 1, 2016) - Viking Air’s Twin Otters may soon be flying around Brazil after the Victoria company received certification from that country to allow the aircraft to enter the market.
Viking sees great potential in the largest South American country. “The Series 400 Twin Otter is the perfect solution for the remote areas of Brazil as it can provide essential air transportation to areas lacking infrastructure development,” said David Caporali, Viking’s regional sales director for Latin America. “The Series 400 platform is ideally suited for the harsh operating conditions that Brazil presents, and we are confident it will prove itself to be the aircraft of choice for commercial and government operations alike.”
Viking said the Brazilian government’s intention is to foster regional air transport links to remote locations in the country, and that bodes well for sales.
Viking sells its Twin Otter aircraft into 29 countries. Since it launched the 400 series, Viking has sold 125, and on average completes a new one every 15 days. It’s most recent sale was to the government of Panama’s Servicio Nacional Aeronaval Air Group. Viking will deliver one aircraft in the next few weeks.