Viking Air Expands Twin Otter Production Plant
Viking Air (Stand Q93) has added a new 84,000-sq-ft facility at its Victoria, British Columbia location to support expanding operations for the Series 400 Twin Otter production and ongoing de Havilland legacy aircraft operators’ customer support. The new building was officially opened in December and will serve as Viking’s corporate headquarters and main manufacturing facility.
The additional space has allowed the company to customize and develop production operations in line with leading-edge quality systems and continuous improvement targets, crucial to supporting the Series 400 Twin Otter production program. The new building is situated next to Viking’s existing facility, which will continue to house the firm’s MRO and Esso FBO. With prime airside location at Victoria International Airport, the space now made available in the heritage building will facilitate growth of Viking’s MRO, which has made a commitment to support the growing international fleet of de Havilland aircraft and new Series 400 Twin Otters.
The MRO has developed extensive policies and quality processes to obtain and maintain international regulatory approvals, including Transport Canada, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and most recently, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 maintenance organization approval.