Viking Recognizes Malaysia’s MASwings for Twin Otter Series 400 Utilization
Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is pleased to recognize MASwings of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for the exceptional utilization of its Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft. The utilization award recognizes MASwings’ fleet of Series 400 Twin Otters achieving 40,000 hours in service.
MASwings, a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, have been operating legacy Twin Otters for over thirty years, and are currently the largest commercial operator of Viking Series 400 Twin Otters. MASwings’ fleet of six Viking Series 400 aircraft have been in commercial service in Malaysia since 2013, operating as regional commuters in the interior of Sabah and Sarawak, the two Malaysian states in Borneo.
“It seems like yesterday that MASwings took delivery of our 50th production Series 400 aircraft,” commented David Curtis, President & CEO of Viking Air Limited, “and to now see them reaching this notable milestone is a testament to their operation and to the reliability of the
Series 400 Twin Otter.”
MASwings Series 400 Twin Otters are configured with a full IFR Honeywell Primus Apex digital avionics suite, complete with two primary and one secondary GPS backed navigation system, Flight Management System, TAWS, TCAS I, and EGPWS. MASwings was also the launch airline for Latitude Technologies SkyNode and IONode, an Iridium satellite communication package with WIFI enabled flight data acquisition, recording and reporting aircraft trend monitoring system.
About Viking Air Limited
Headquartered in Victoria, BC, Viking is the global leader in utility aircraft services, and the manufacturer of the world-renowned Series 400 Twin Otter. Viking is the Original Type Certificate holder for all out-of-production de Havilland aircraft, DHC-1 through the DHC-7, and provides exclusive spare parts manufacturing and product support for the legacy de Havilland fleet. In 2007 Viking launched the Twin Otter Series 400 production program, and to date new Viking aircraft have sold to 30 countries worldwide. In 2016, Viking acquired the Type Certificates (manufacturing rights) for the Canadair CL-215, CL-215T, and CL-415 aircraft. With this transfer, Viking assumed responsibility for all product support for the global fleet of 170 aerial firefighters. Viking is managed by Longview Aviation Capital and forms part of the portfolio of a prominent Canadian family investment firm that maintains a long-term investment horizon and is one of the leading investors in the Canadian aviation industry. For additional information, please visit www.vikingair.com.