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Monday, 2 November 2015

Viking Sells Twin Otter Series 400 to Skydive Dubai

Veling Tayara Sell First Civilian Series 400 Twin Otter in the Middle East 

Victoria, British Columbia, November 2nd, 2015

Skydive Dubai, a commercial skydiving operation based in Dubai, UAE, has purchased a Twin Otter Series 400 from the aircraft manufacturer, Viking Air Limited, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 

The Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft is scheduled to arrive in Dubai prior to the start of the World Air Games being hosted by Skydive Dubai on November 30th, 2015, and will be welcome addition to the company’s existing fleet of legacy Twin Otters utilized for commercial parachute operations. 

The purchased aircraft was sold through Viking’s Series 400 Twin Otter exclusive sales representative for the Middle East and Turkey, Veling Tayara, and marks the first non-military sale of Twin Otter Series 400 in the Middle East. 

Bani Younis Ahmed, Skydive Dubai’s technical maintenance manager, commented, “We are very happy with the addition of the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 to our fleet. The Twin Otter design is perfectly suited for Skydive Dubai’s operations, and we expect our new Series 400 aircraft will be featured throughout the World Air Games here in Dubai.” He added, “Dealing with a regional representative such as Veling Tayara has been a satisfying experience; it has been helpful having a local company on the ground in our same time zone, providing full support to ensure the delivery of our new Series 400 in time for the World Air Games. We look forward to forging this relationship closer with future projects.” 

About Skydive Dubai: Established in 2010 shortly after the first international parachuting championships were held in Dubai, Skydive Dubai has now become the number one choice for skydiving enthusiasts around the globe. Located in the world’s premier skydiving location neighbouring the Dubai marina and the Palm Jumeirah, Skydive Dubai operates their drop zone to the highest safety standards under the regulations of the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF). 

About Veling Tayara: Veling Tayara offers bespoke financial solutions for executive aircraft with a focus on operating leases and providing financing alternatives for corporations, Governments and high net worth clients in the business aviation sector. With offices in Dubai, London and Mauritius, Veling Tayara is ideally situated to serve clients in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa, and is the exclusive sales representative for the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 in the Middle East and Turkey. Veling Tayara is a subsidiary of the Mauritius-based airline leasing firm Veling, whose clients include Emirates, Sri Lankan and other prominent Airlines.