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Friday, 2 December 2016

Twin Otter Update for 02-Dec-2016

Viking Announces Skytek as 1st Factory Endorsed Service Centre for Twin Otter Aircraft in Asia-Pacific 

Victoria, British Columbia, December 1st, 2016: Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, Canada welcomes Skytek Pty. Ltd. of Cairns, Australia to the Series 400 Twin Otter support network as the first Factory Endorsed Service Centre (“FESC”) in the Asia-Pacific region. Skytek’s location in northern Queensland, combined with their extensive Twin Otter maintenance experience, makes them the ideal choice for a Viking-certified service facility for legacy de Havilland and Series 400 Twin Otter operators in southeast Asia and Australia. 

Over the past 20 years, Skytek have demonstrated an increasing level of dependable Twin Otter maintenance services to a widespread customer base in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar, including Series 400 Twin Otter operators Hevilift and Ok Tedi Development Foundation. 

Stanko Paleksic, Viking’s Technical Support manager, was responsible for conducting a technical audit in support of Skytek’s application for the FESC program. He commented, “Skytek is already the maintenance facility of choice for many of our Series 400 operators, so to have them join our support network as an FESC is a natural progression of our corporate relationship. Skytek’s focus on delivering quality service from their maintenance facility in Australia, as well as the services they provide at customer bases throughout southeast Asia, will be an asset to all Twin Otter operators in the region.” 

The FESC program, administered through Viking’s Global Customer Support group, develops strategic partnerships with specialized industry professionals to provide factory recognized service and warranty repairs for both Viking Series 400 Twin Otters and the legacy de Havilland fleet. 

About Skytek: Based in Cairns, Australia, Skytek is a privately owned company with over 20 years of experience providing support, heavy maintenance, aircraft modifications and component overhaul for both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, including the Series 300 and Series 400 Twin Otter. 

382 - DHC-6-300 C-FUGT Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Registered 01-Dec-2016, ex 8Q-IAH.

The ex-Maldivian Twin Otter 8Q-IAF is seen outside the Kenn Borek facility yesterday, after arrival from its return ferry flight. Thanks to Dave Subelack for the photo.

MSN 447 - DHC-6-300 8Q-IAF
Island Aviation Services (Kenn Borek Air)
Calgary-Int'l, AB 01-Dec-2016
Dave Subelack Photo

Air Vanuatu's latest Twin Otter is seen below at Norsup, on Malakula Island. Vanuatu. This is the former P2-KSU, which was delivered to Port Vila on 30-Sep-2016.

MSN 673 - DHC-6-300 YV-AV12
Air Vanuatu
Norsup, Vanuatu
Photo via Christophe Sandoz