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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Viking Series 400 Sales Update

Viking has announced a successful break into the Chinese market for the Twin Otter Series 400. A total of five aircraft will be acquired by Meiya Air of Hainan Province. The float equipped aircraft will be used in support of their flightseeing, charter and corporate operations based in Sanya, and the surrounding region of the South China Sea.

Loch Ard Otters have also ordered an additional four aircraft, which will join the three that have already been delivered. The three delivered aircraft are  MSN 853 OK Tedi Mining's P2-IRM, MSN 855 IMP's Tahiti-based C-GNOA, and MSN 857 Korfez Havacilik's TC-KHC - the latter of which has been with Altenrhein Aviation for reinstallation of it's amphibious floats.

This add-on order makes Loch Ard the largest non-military customer for the Series 400, second only to the Peruvian Air Force order for twelve aircraft.

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Viking has also announced the successful signing of a $15M, four-year contract with Administracion Aeronautica Argentina for oversight on repairs and modifications to the nine legacy Twin Otters operated by the Argentine Air Force. The work will be carried out at the Quilmes Air Base south of Buenos Aires. Viking has developed a strong relationship with the Argentine Air Force over the past several years with projects in both Quilmes and Victoria.

Congratulations to Viking on these newest orders, and the continuing work in Argentina.