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Viking Air Limited has made multiple announcements while attending the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Fla.
Viking sells second Series 400 Twin Otter to Caverton Helicopters of Nigeria
Viking Air Limited of Victoria, B.C., and Caverton Helicopters, based in Lagos, Nigeria, have signed an agreement for the purchase of a second Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft to add to Caverton’s existing fleet currently operating in western Africa.
Caverton’s second Twin Otter Series 400 is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2017, and will provide essential services in support of the company’s contract with the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO), a specialized joint venture created between Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Petronas, and the governments of Chad and Cameroon.
Under the contract, Caverton Helicopters will utilize the Series 400 Twin Otter for onshore pipeline surveillance and passenger transfer services for COTCO along the 1,070-kilometre underground pipeline route between the Doba oil fields in Chad to the offshore export terminal in Cameroon.
“To have Caverton return to Viking to purchase a second Twin Otter Series 400 is a testament to the quality of the aircraft and suitability for use in the harsh operating conditions of western Africa,” said Peter Walker, Viking regional sales director, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. “After seeing four years of successful service from their first Viking aircraft, Caverton’s confidence in the Series 400’s ability to reliably operate has afforded them the opportunity to participate in such an important contract.”
Viking, Peru Air Force enter into comprehensive multi-year support contract for Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft
Viking also announced that it has entered into a multi-year contract with the Fuerza Aerea del Peru (FAP) for the comprehensive support of 12 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft operated by the FAP in the Amazonian region of northeast Peru.
Modeled after similar original equipment manufacturer (OEM) fleet support programs, the objective of the contract is to streamline the spare parts procurement process, obtain seamless technical support, and maximize the utilization of their fleet of 12 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft.
The contract will commence in the coming weeks and provides the FAP with a continuous flow of spare parts, on-site technical support, “performance-based logistics (PBL)” parts and overhaul services associated with scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and supply of initial provisioning spare parts and equipment required to support the fleet of 12 aircraft.