Viking Air to expand in Southeast Asia

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Twin Otter 400Canada’s manufacturer of the iconic Twin Otter aircraft, Viking Air, seeks to expand further in Southeast Asia as regional countries respond to a requirement to enhance manoeuvrability and maritime surveillance.

In the military sector, Viking Air’s existing presence in Southeast Asia is focused on a Vietnam People’s Navy order in 2010 of six Twin Otter 400s, which are being delivered during 2012-14 and are used for a range of operations including transport, resupply, maritime surveillance and search and rescue across the country’s coastal regions.

Earlier this year, Malaysia Airlines signed an agreement for six DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft for operation by Malaysia Airlines’ subsidiary, MASwings.  MASwings will become the first Malaysian-based operator of the new Viking Twin Otter Series 400. In 2012, aircraft were delivered to Ok Tedi Development Foundation of Papua, New Guinea.

The company was present at the Brunei Darussalam International Defense Exhibition in early December in Brunei and said it was in “active discussions with a number of agencies and operators that could result in considerably more Twin Otter 400s in the region over the coming years”.

Talks have been held with government, military and commercial operators in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines, Viking Air said.

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Canada’s manufacturer of the iconic Twin Otter aircraft, Viking Air, seeks to expand further in Southeast Asia as regional countries respond to a requirement to enhance manoeuvrability and maritime surveillance.

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Twin Otter 400Canada’s manufacturer of the iconic Twin Otter aircraft, Viking Air, seeks to expand further in Southeast Asia as regional countries respond to a requirement to enhance manoeuvrability and maritime surveillance.

In the military sector, Viking Air’s existing presence in Southeast Asia is focused on a Vietnam People’s Navy order in 2010 of six Twin Otter 400s, which are being delivered during 2012-14 and are used for a range of operations including transport, resupply, maritime surveillance and search and rescue across the country’s coastal regions.

Earlier this year, Malaysia Airlines signed an agreement for six DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft for operation by Malaysia Airlines’ subsidiary, MASwings.  MASwings will become the first Malaysian-based operator of the new Viking Twin Otter Series 400. In 2012, aircraft were delivered to Ok Tedi Development Foundation of Papua, New Guinea.

The company was present at the Brunei Darussalam International Defense Exhibition in early December in Brunei and said it was in “active discussions with a number of agencies and operators that could result in considerably more Twin Otter 400s in the region over the coming years”.

Talks have been held with government, military and commercial operators in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines, Viking Air said.

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