Viking Air selects Antavia as its first FECC for aerial firefighting aircraft
By Ametek Antavia
Antavia, a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, has been selected by Viking Air Limited as the first Factory Endorsed Component Centre (FECC) for Viking’s global fleet of aerial firefighting aircraft. Under Viking’s FECC Program, Antavia is responsible for providing authorized maintenance services on landing gear for Viking’s Canadair CL-215, CL-215T and CL-415 aircraft.
By Ametek Antavia
Antavia is a leader in aircraft repair and overhaul services with nearly 20 years of experience in maintenance support for Canadair CL-215, CL-215T and CL-415 aircraft. While Antavia’s component maintenance capabilities are an asset to aerial firefighting aircraft operators worldwide, its central location in France makes its especially well situated to service Europeanbased aircraft fleets.
Antavia is a natural fit with Viking’s worldwide customer support network due to its commitment to provide aerial firefighting aircraft customers with first-rate service and uninterrupted support,” comments Gregory Davis, Viking Air’s Vice President of Customer Service & Product Support. “We are excited to work with such a well-respected organization that shares our commitment to customer satisfaction.”
“We are delighted to see our long-standing efforts to support worldwide operators of this prestigious aircraft officially recognized by Viking,” notes Laurent Bouissou, Managing Director of Antavia. “This agreement is not only a source of pride for our team, but also a major boost to our commitment to operators and a giant step forward in our efforts to improve service to the aerial firefighting community.”
Viking’s success in giving renewed life to the aerial firefighting program has included establishing and furthering relationships with key suppliers to improve aircraft support. Since 2016, Viking and Antavia have worked together to improve shop turn-around times and spare parts availability, while providing engineering solutions that minimize aircraft maintenance downtime.