FARNBOROUGH 2016: Viking Air, Longview to provide Twin Otter lease and financing options

Viking Air and Longview Aviation Asset Management have announced a new relationship to provide customers for both new-build and used Twin Otter aircraft with new financing alternatives and additional flexibility when considering their aircraft needs.

Longview is a newly formed entity set up to offer attractive leasing and financing options for utility turboprop aircraft including new and used DHC-6 Twin Otters. It has agreed with Viking to acquire six new DHC-6 Series 400s and has also secured one used aircraft of the type (which is on display at the air show). Longview will offer these aircraft to the marketplace with competitive lease financing structures.

“Having manufactured and delivered 100 new Series 400 Twin Otters since 2010, and provided support and service to the larger legacy fleet of aircraft for even longer, we understand our customers’ challenges related to financing the purchase of our aircraft,” remarked Dan Tharp, chief operating officer of Viking. “With this new relationship with Longview we will be able to better meet our customers’ needs and aim to place more aircraft in service around the world.”

“In establishing Longview Aviation Asset Management, our goal is to provide customers with an available, flexible and responsive lease/financing option, offered at competitive rates and tailored to the specific needs of utility aircraft operators and owners,” said David Curtis, chairman of Longview Aviation Capital, who is also CEO of Viking Air.

Through its close connection to the factory, Longview Aviation Asset Management expects to introduce financing products for other utility aircraft in the coming months.

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