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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Operator News

Government of Scotland Secures Two Viking Series 400 Twin Otters

The Government of Scotland has announced the successful conclusion of the tender process to supply two Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft, for PSO (Public Service Obligation) routes from Glasgow to Barra, Tiree and Campbeltown.

Transport Minister Keith Brown indicated "The tender from Viking Air Limited offered the best value for taxpayers' money, as well as meeting all the requirements in terms of quality and delivery time"

The aircraft are expected to be delivered in May 2015. The routes are currently operated by Loganair, whose contract will come up for renewal next year. The Government of Scotland anticipates that by purchasing their own Viking Series 400 aircraft, there will be more competition in the contract renewal process for PSO routes.

One of the current Loganair operated DHC-6-300's is pictured below in a great shot on the beach at Barra by Robbie Shaw.

MSN 666 - DHC-6-300 G-BVVK
Loganair Ltd.
Barra 18-Aug-2010
Robbie Shaw Photo