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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Viking Appoints Two New Sales Representatives



Viking Assigns Hanbaek Aerospace as Series 400 Twin Otter Sales Representative for Korea

Paris, France, June 15th, 2015: Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has assigned Hanbaek Aerospace of Seoul, South Korea, as the Twin Otter Series 400 sales representative for the Republic of Korea (ROK). Hanbaek will be responsible for all new commercial and military sales of the Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft in-country.

With a depth of experience in the military acquisition process, Hanbaek is perfectly positioned to assist Viking with bidding the Twin Otter Guardian 400 military variant for force improvement projects within the ROK. Hanbaek’s extensive connections within the Korean aerospace industry will also be an asset for developing the regional commuter segment in which the Twin Otter Series 400 excels.

“With the help of Hanbaek, we are excited to be tapping into the Series 400 Twin Otter’s market potential in Korea,” said Peter Walker, Viking’s regional sales director for Asia Pacific. “We feel the Twin Otter Guardian 400 in particular will be an asset to the Korean military for special missions and maritime surveillance, so aligning with Hanbaek’s military expertise should prove to be advantageous to Viking.” 

About Hanbaek Aerospace:

Founded in 2012, Hanbaek Aerospace is a Seoul-based consulting company focused on improving the military capabilities of the Republic of Korea (ROK) by developing cooperative partnerships with foreign aerospace and defense companies.


Viking Adds Liftec to Expanding Twin Otter Series 400 Sales Network

Liftec’s Territory to Include Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (excluding Russia), and the Baltic States


Paris, France, June 15th, 2015: Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has added UK-based Liftec Limited as the Twin Otter Series 400 sales representative for Eastern Europe, CIS (excluding Russia), and the Baltic States. Liftec will be responsible for all new commercial and military sales of the Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft throughout the region.

Under the leadership of Nick Grey, Managing Director, Liftec brings over 20 years of combined global aviation expertise to the Series 400 Twin Otter sales network. Considered a market entry specialist, Liftec will be an asset when introducing the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 to the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, while having the added benefit of established contacts within the commercial and special missions’ industry market segments.

“We’re happy to welcome Liftec to Viking’s expanding Series 400 sales network, and feel their strength in establishing qualified leads in emerging markets will be critical for familiarizing potential customers with the Twin Otter’s proven capabilities,” commented Evan McCorry, Viking’s vice president of International Sales & Marketing. He added, “Liftec’s focus on value-added customer relationships complements Viking’s proven customer service, translating into a win-win for new operators of the Twin Otter Series 400.”

About Liftec:

Liftec is a UK-based company founded in 1992 providing aviation sales & marketing consulting services in Switzerland, Monaco, the UK, Central & Eastern Europe, Africa, & China. With a specialty in emerging markets, Liftec builds customer relationships that endure throughout the aircraft’s lifecycle, working directly with OEMs to alleviate customer’s concerns while satisfying their needs.