Viking Announces Twin Otter Component Centers
Team JAS of Jacksonville, Fla., and Universal Avionique of Miami are the first two factory-endorsed component centers (FECC) appointed by Viking Air of Victoria, BC, in the Twin Otter 400 and legacy de Havilland Canada support network. George Gee, Viking’s product support manager, said they were selected for the FECC program due to their “long-standing history providing quality service to the worldwide Twin Otter fleet and their ability to meet the demands of the changing landscape as the new Twin Otter 400 is introduced to the market.” According to Gee, the FECC program develops strategic partnerships with specialized industry professionals to provide factory-certified service and warranty repairs on components for both the new Viking Twin Otter 400 and legacy fleet. The terms of the agreement include such items as main and nose landing gear, and other rotable components. Team JAS is an FAA- and JAA-approved component repair station, maintaining an inventory of Twin Otter parts and rotables. Universal Avionique is an FAA- and EASA-approved organization specializing in repair and overhaul of avionics, instruments and accessories.