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Viking eyeing expansion in Brazilian civil, military markets

Viking Air has set its eyes on the aerospace market in Brazil, the second largest aviation industry by registered aircraft fleet in the world. In order to pursue sales opportunities in such an active aviation market, Viking is displaying a Series 400 Twin Otter owned by Barrick Gold Corporation as part of the 2015 Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

August 12, 2015  By Viking Air

To further the aircraft’s reach in the region, Viking has assigned Manaus Aerotaxi Participacoes (MAP) of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, to become the sales representative for the Series 400 Twin Otter in-country. MAP’s demonstrated regional expertise and central location in the heart of the Amazonian rain forest will be an asset in reaching potential customers who will benefit most from the Twin Otter’s capability of reliable operation in extreme environments.

“We are very excited to display the Series 400 Twin Otter for the first time in Brazil as part of LABACE,” said David Caporali, regional sales director for Latin America. “We are also excited to join forces with MAP, and look forward to developing the market for both civilian and military operation of the Series 400 Twin Otter in Brazil.”


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