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  • Viking restarts Twin Otter production

    <P>The heritage <A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_DHC-6_Twin_Otter" target=_blank>de Havilland...

  • 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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  • Buoyant Market: Europes seaplane

    News | 10 Apr 2007 00:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    <P><STRONG>After years of decline, a new wave of operators are poised to revive Europe's moribund seaplane services. Are there enough aircraft to keep them afloat?</STRONG></P> <P>Seaplanes have become a byword in Europe for nostalgia, conjuring visions of a bygone era in the early decades of the last century when seaplanes and flying boats were a common feature in its skies and, on its shores, airframers were busy building and developing designs to satisfy the demand for waterborne air transport. </P> <P>Many places, notably Alaska, Canada, the Maldives, the Seychelles and the Caribbean, have for years played host to thriving seaplane operations, mostly supporting remote communities and tourist activities. In contrast, the European seaplane market went into an irreversible decline around 60 years ago, where it remained until the turn of the century.</P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH> <H6 align=right><IMG sthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Buoyant-Market-Europes-seaplane-213185/
  • Viking restarts Twin Otter production

    News | 02 Apr 2007 11:33 | Kate Sarsfield

    <P>The heritage <A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_DHC-6_Twin_Otter" target=_blank>de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter </A>is making a comeback after two decades, following a decision by <A href="http://www.vikingair.com/" target=_blank>Canada’s Viking Air</A>, which owns the type certificates for seven <A href="http://www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk/" target=_blank>de Havilland heritage aircraft</A>, to restart production.  </P> <P><BR>The first aircraft in this latest generation of Twin Otters dubbed the Series 400, is scheduled to enter service in late 2008.</P> <P align=center><IMG style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: 1px solid; WIDTH: 445px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px solid; HEIGHT: 332px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=17055" border=0></P> <P><BR>Victoria, British Columbia-based Viking says it may restart production of the single engine <A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_DHC-3_Otter" target=_blank>DHC-3 Otterhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Viking-restarts-Twin-Otter-production-212989/
  • 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/
  • Loch Lomond poised to start seaplane services

    News | 25 May 2004 00:00

    <p>Scottish operator to kick off with charters using Cessna T206H after successful trials</p> <p>Loch Lomond Seaplanes will this week begin the first seaplane charter operation in the UK. The Glasgow, Scotland-based operator also plans within 12 months to operate what is believed will be Europe's only scheduled seaplane service.</p> <p>Loch Lomond Seaplanes founder and managing director David West says the company has overcome numerous operational and bureaucratic hurdles to reach this stage, as seaplane transport in the UK is a novelty. &quot;It has been hard slog,&quot; he says. The company conducted operational trials consisting of at least 200 take-offs and landings on water with a Piper Super Cub, &quot;but the service has already received an overwhelming response both from the public and industry and already a burgeoning orderbook for tours&quot;, he says. Five lake-based hotels are committed to building £20,000 ($35,200) pontoons to accommodate the aircraft. Loch Lomond Seaplahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Loch-Lomond-poised-to-start-seaplane-services-182037/
  • Beaver to bring back bush aircraft

    News | 08 Apr 2003 00:00

    <p>KATE SARSFIELD / LONDON</p> <p>Canadian manufacturer reveals goal of reviving production of 35-year-old utility lines and refloating amphibian </p> <p>A Canadian company is planning to restart the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver and DHC-3 Otter utility aircraft lines, 35 years after production ended. </p> <p>Beaver Aircraft Canada also intends to breathe life into the four-seat Trident Aircraft Tri-Gull amphibian. This programme, now owned by Canada's Viking Aircraft, was shelved during development in the 1970s due to lack of funding.</p> <p>The all-metal, single-engined, high-wing Beaver made its first flight in August 1947 and around 1,650 of the six-seat aircraft were built. Of these more than half are still flying, says Beaver Aircraft director Mark Sager. </p> <p>The larger, 16-seat Otter entered service in 1953 and when production ceased in 1968, around 460 aircraft had been built. Sager says: &quot;We have an overwhelming response from the market worldwide, which is keehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Beaver-to-bring-back-bush-aircraft-163951/