South America and Caribbean

Viking reinforces Twin Otter’s position in Brazil’s regional aviation market

Viking Air
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With the recent focus by Brazil’s government to develop policies that foster regional air transport links to remote locations throughout the country, Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, anticipates increased demand for the Twin Otter Series 400 within the Brazilian marketplace.

In order to substantiate the Series 400 Twin Otter’s position as the best suited and most capable aircraft to service this burgeoning regional airline market, Viking has appointed International Jet Traders (IJT) of Sao Paulo as the exclusive sales representative for the Twin Otter aircraft in Brazil.

IJT was selected for their knowledgeable team of industry experts with over 30 years’ experience developing sales opportunities in the region for commercial airlines, private charter companies, military agencies, industrial operators, and high net worth individuals.

“IJT are extremely well connected in the Brazilian Aviation market and have demonstrated strong segment sales in Brazil for other OEM’s,” said David Caporali, Viking’s regional sales director for Latin America.

Renner Lima, IJT’s sales director in Brazil, said:

“For IJT, it is a privilege to participate in the process of rebirth of the Brazilian regional aviation market, especially with the Twin Otter Series 400, arguably the best platform for this market. It’s the perfect fit for new low density Regional Airlines; the amazing field performance, improved safety, low operating costs, durability of the airframe, reliability, and the simplicity in the maintenance program places the Twin Otter at the top of the list compared to other aircraft in the market.”

To date, over 120 Series 400 aircraft have been sold to 29 countries worldwide, bringing the Twin Otter active fleet total (all models) to more than 600 airframes in 57 countries with 128 different operators. The Twin Otter Series 400 is in the final stages of approval by the ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency), the last necessary step for it to be ready to beginning operations in Brazil.

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