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  • Twin Otter and other heritage types to be reborn as Viking buys de Havilland Canada type certificates


    <P><BR>Canada’s Viking Air has acquired the type certificates for seven de Havilland Canada (DCH) heritage aircraft...


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  • Operators help Viking define new Twin Otter

    News | 05 Sep 2006 00:00 | Guy Norris

    <p>De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter operators are to help define cockpit avionics and other features for the planned Series 400 version to be assembled by British Columbia-based Viking Air. </p><p>Viking Air president and chief executive David Curtis says go-ahead could come within the next "three to six months" assuming sufficient deposits from the right "mix of operators and regions". From launch in early 2007, the company says it expects it will take 24 months from cutting the first metal to delivering the first aircraft.</p><p>To keep recurring costs down, and to ensure the Series 400 is available at competitive prices, Curtis says the focus is on "keeping it simple". </p><p>The last of 844 Twin Otters was delivered from DHC's Downsview, Toronto site in 1989. The Series 400 will feature more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34/35 turboprops, advanced materials such as a modern composite nose section and a revised cockpit. </p><p>"We're going to certify two cockpit systems,http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Operators-help-Viking-define-new-Twin-Otter-208840/
  • Bringing it back home

    News | 11 Jul 2006 00:00

    The Farnborough site resonates with aviation history and over the years, show visitors have witnessed a succession of aerospace firsts from Concorde flypasts to nuclear bombershttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bringing-it-back-home-207659/
  • Twin Otter and other heritage types to be reborn as Viking buys de Havilland Canada type certificates

    News | 04 Apr 2006 10:11

    <P><BR>Canada’s Viking Air has acquired the type certificates for seven de Havilland Canada (DCH) heritage aircraft from Bombardier, including the DHC-2 Beaver and the DHC-6 Twin Otter, and is evaluating the market demand for each type to assess the potential for restarting production.</P> <P>The deal “elevates Viking to a first-tier original equipment manufacturer in the Canadian aerospace industry”, says president and chief executive David Curtis, and comes nine months after the Victoria, British Columbia-based company bought the heritage aircraft product support business from Bombardier’s Commercial Service Centre (CSC) division (Flight International, 10-16 May 2005). “Since that time, Viking has successfully integrated the CSC responsibilities, expanded its operations in Victoria and opened a warehousing and distribution facility in Calgary, Alberta,” Curtis says.</P> <P>Viking has exclusive rights to restart production of any of the aircraft and “with no comparable aircraft avaihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Twin-Otter-and-other-heritage-types-to-be-reborn-as-Viking-buys-de-Havilland-Canada-type-certificates-205794/
  • Viking Air buys de Havilland parts business

    News | 10 May 2005 00:00

    <P><STRONG>EADS names potential KC-330 tanker sites</STRONG></P> <P>EADS North America has selected four US sites to compete to become a "centre of industrial activity" for its proposed KC-330 tanker. Drawn from over 70 proposals, the locations are Mobile, Alabama; Melbourne, Florida; Kiln, Mississippi; and North Charleston, South Carolina. Access to a seaport and a 2,750m (9,000ft) runway proved to be the most demanding drivers for selection, says EADS, which says the inclusion of Melbourne is "coincidental", despite widespread reports of a potential link with Northrop Grumman on a pending US Air Force tanker competition. The site is the headquarters for Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems.</P> <P>Viking Air, a Canadian aircraft parts and maintenance company, is to become the main spares manufacturer and distributor for de Havilland heritage aircraft, after buying the business from Bombardier's Commercial Service Centre division. The transaction gives Viking product support responsihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Viking-Air-buys-de-Havilland-parts-business-197711/
  • Bombardier sells de Havilland support unit to Viking Air

    News | 02 May 2005 21:49

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Bombardier today closed the sale of its de Havilland spares division to Viking Air, a move that transfers support of the now defunct aircraft to the smaller Canadian firm.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>No financial details are being disclosed.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>This is the second sale of Bombardier assets in less than a month, and adds to the near $1 billion raised from the sale of the aerospace and train manufacturer’s finance unit to General Electric on April 18.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Viking Air in a statement says it is now “the leading spares manufacturer and distributor for de Havilland heritage aircraft product line.”</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The transaction includes the “orderly transfer” of producthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Bombardier-sells-de-Havilland-support-unit-to-Viking-Air-287510/
  • Single trainers show potential

    News | 15 Jun 1997 00:00

    <p>The world's first independent market intelligence study on single-engined military piston trainer aircraft suggests a potential $2.7 billion market over the next ten years. </p> <p>However, despite the potential it warns Western aircraft manufacturers not to be complacent. </p> <p>The report* was launched yesterday at the show, and anticipates the result, later this year, of the current Royal Air Force Bulldog replacement competition. This is expected to trigger an international round of military piston trainer replacement and upgrade programmes. </p> <p>There are some 5,995 piston single trainers in worldwide military service today, including the Scottish Aviation Bulldog, de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk, Yakovlev Yak-52 and Cessna T-41D. </p> <p>The study concludes there is a replacement/upgrade market of some 4,425 trainers over the next ten years. </p> <p>It argues that advances in areas such as composite materials and avionics are increasingly applicable at the lower end of thhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Single-trainers-show-potential-4470/