Viking Completes Global Aerospace Logistics Contract with Delivery of 9th Twin Otter Series 400 Aircraft
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 23rd, 2015: Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has now officially handed over the final Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft on order for Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL), of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, completing the multi aircraft purchase contract.
The final aircraft will join the eight Viking Twin Otter Series 400 already delivered to GAL since 2013, being utilized by the UAE Government under a multi-year service contract. The specially equipped Series 400 Twin Otters are configured with paratroop provisions and intermediate flotation gear (“IFG”) to enable the Government’s operations on the loose sand in the Arabian Gulf region. Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) is an original launch customer for the Series 400 Twin Otter, having placed their initial aircraft order in 2009.
Abdulla Marassas, Aviation Program Manager for GAL, commented, “We are very happy with the Viking Series 400 Twin Otter, as evidenced by our fleet of nine aircraft. The Series 400’s performance is beyond our expectation, and perfectly serves the purpose for the design and function intended.”
He added, “Working with Viking has been a satisfying experience, dealing with knowledgeable people who have made the purchase and delivery process easy, and we’re already looking forward to expanding our relationship with future projects.”
About Global Aerospace Logistics: Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC is a limited liability company registered by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. GAL is a leading provider of government and defense aerospace services encompassing aviation maintenance, component repair and overhaul, aviation logistics, maintenance repair facility, aircraft sales, tactical pilot training, and defense aviation consulting and project management.
As noted in TwinOtterSpotter first on 20-Feb-2015 and on subsequent days, the final delivery refers to MSN 913, which departed Victoria on 20-Feb, and arrived in Titusville on 22-Feb. The aircraft are transferred to Global Aerospace Logistics prior to the final stage of modifications in the U.S. and take up interim U.S. marks before being ferried to the United Arab Emirates.