Posted on: 12 July 2016 by Mark Howells
Viking Air’s 100th production Series 400 Twin Otter, serial number 944, has now flown from its production facilities as part of the completion process in advance of delivery to Viking’s sister company Pacific Sky Aviation, for which aircraft will be used as a factory demonstrator.
This represents a significant milestone for the Series 400 Twin Otter production programme, which began after Viking acquired the Type Certificates for the legacy de Havilland aircraft fleet (DHC-1 through the DHC-7) in February 2006.
“When I take a moment to reflect on the Series 400 programme from the original launch to completion of our 100th aircraft, and all the challenges we have overcome in between, I am truly amazed at what the Viking team has accomplished,” commented David Curtis, Viking president and CEO. “While there was doubt that a relatively unknown aerospace manufacturing company on the west coast of Canada would be up to the task, here we are, 100 production aircraft later.”