Viking appoints IJT as exclusive sales rep in Brazil

tttViking has appointed São Paulo-based International Jet Traders (IJT) as the exclusive sales representative for its Twin Otter aircraft in Brazil.ttttttThe move follows a recent focus by Brazil’s government to develop policies that foster regional air transport links to remote locations throughout the country. As a result, Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, anticipates increased demand for the Twin Otter Series 400 within the Brazilian marketplace.tttttt“IJT are extremely well connected in the Brazilian aviation market and have demonstrated strong segment sales in Brazil for other OEMs,” explained David Caporali, Viking’s regional sales director for Latin America.ttttttRenner Lima, IJT’s sales director in Brazil, remarked, “For IJT, it is a privilege to participate in the rebirth of the Brazilian regional aviation market, especially with the Twin Otter Series 400, arguably the best platform for this segment. It’s the perfect fit for new low-density regional airlines; the amazing field performance, improved safety, low operating costs, durability of the airframe, reliability, and the simplicity in the maintenance programme place the Twin Otter at the top of the list compared to other aircraft in the market.”ttttttThe Twin Otter Series 400 is in the final stages of being granted approval by the National Civil Aviation Agency, after which the type will be ready to begin operations in Brazil.ttt

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