Operating Segments: Aircraft manufacturing, aircraft parts and systems manufacturing
HQ: North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
Parent: Longview Aviation Capital
About Viking Air
Viking Air is a Canadian aircraft manufacturer based in North Saanich, British Columbia. Founded in 1970 by Nils Christensen, Viking Air initially focused on overhauls, maintenance, and conversions of all types of aircraft, but focused on flying boats. In 1983, Christensen acquired exclusive rights from de Havilland Canada to manufacture spare parts and distribute the DHC-2 Beaver and DHC-3 Otter aircraft. In 2005, Viking purchased the assets of Bombardier’s Commercial Service Center, including the Product Support and Spare Parts businesses for the DHC-6 Twin Otter, which allowed Viking to work directly with the operators of those aircraft for supplying new parts and technical support. 2006 was the year in which Viking acquired the type certificates for seven de Havilland legacy aircraft, the DHC-1 Chipmunk, DHC-2 Beaver, DHC-3 Otter, DHC-4 Caribou, DHC-5 Buffalo, DHC-6 Twin Otter, and DHC-7 Dash 7. This was followed in 2007 with the announcement that Viking would be restarting production of the DHC-6 Twin Otter with new, more powerful Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34/35 engines. On November 8, 2018, Viking Air’s parent company Longview Aviation acquired the Bombardier Dash 8 program and de Havilland brand from Bombardier, consolidating all the DHC type certificates under one brand.
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Products, Services, and Platforms
Aircraft: Viking Air currently manufactures the DHC-6 Twin Otter and DHC-2T Turbo Beaver propeller-driven aircraft. Both aircraft have options for wheeled landing gear and pontoons for landing on water and are frequently used in civilian operations such as tourism, recreation, and bush flying.
Aircraft parts: As the owner for the type certificates for the DHC-1 through DHC-8, Viking manufactures parts and systems for these aircraft.
Technical Support: Viking provides full mechanical and technical support for DHC-1 through -8 operators, as well as the CL-215, CL-215T, and CL-415 firefighting aircraft. Through its parent company Longview Aviation Capital, Viking offers several different maintenance packages, as well as leasing and finance options.
Viking Air’s primary partner is its parent company, Longview Aviation Capital. Longview Aviation Capital manages a portfolio of investments in the Canadian aviation industry, including Viking Air, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited, and Pacific Sky Aviation Inc.
Viking Air’s primary competitors include Piper Aircraft, Air Tractor, Icon Aircraft, The NORDAM Group, Latecoere S.A., and other small aircraft producers.
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