Thu, 6 October 2016

Viking Air Completes Acquisition of Bombardier's Amphibious Aircraft Program

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has completed the acquisition of Bombardier's Amphibious Aircraft program, including transfer of the Type Certificates for the CL-215, CL-215T, CL-415 aircraft and all variants to Viking.

 The deal means Viking will be designated as the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for the amphibious aircraft fleet, including full manufacturing design rights for all variants.

 Viking also assumes responsibility for in-service product support for the fleet of 170 water bombers currently in operation in 11 countries worldwide.

The completion of this acquisition is a significant milestone, and now allows us to fully engage with the operator group to understand their requirements, said David Curtis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viking and Chairman of Longview Aviation Capital. Aerial firefighting capability is becoming increasingly important, and with our leadership in supporting utility aircraft, we look forward to working with operators to ensure these vital aircraft remain ready to perform to their full potential protecting communities and critical infrastructure.

 This divestiture positions Bombardier to better focus on its core, higher growth sectors: business jets, commercial aircraft and rail transportation.

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