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Viking selects Seaplanes North as spares distribution partner

May 12, 2008, Victoria - Viking Air Limited has selected Seaplanes North of Anchorage, Alaska as its material sales and distribution center for DHC-2 Beaver and DHC-3 Otter parts.


May 12, 2008
Carey Fredericks

May 12, 2008, Victoria – Viking Air Limited has selected Seaplanes North of Anchorage, Alaska as its material sales and distribution center for DHC-2 Beaver and DHC-3 Otter parts to better serve its Alaskan customers. The decision comes as a customer service enhancement effort to facilitate faster overnight deliveries to the region and to eliminate potential customs delays.

“After much discussion, it was determined there was a good fit between our two companies to move ahead with putting this service in the Alaska”, says David Curtis, Viking’s president and CEO. “We look forward to this new collaboration, improving and enhancing our customer support to the Alaskan operators.”

“We are excited to represent Viking by stocking Beaver and Otter parts to support local operators”, says Jeff Walker, Seaplanes North’s owner and manager. “We specialize in customer service based on honesty and fairness and we look forward to providing the same service to Viking’s customers.”

In business since 2000, Seaplanes North is a well-established parts distributor and an aircraft maintenance provider located at Lake Hood, the busiest seaplane base in the world.

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Viking launched the all new DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter last year, with over 40 orders to date and deliveries to begin in 2009. Viking also provides OEM support for the worldwide fleet of de Havilland heritage line of aircraft (DHC-1 through DHC-7). Viking is part of Westerkirk Capital Inc., a Canadian private investment firm with substantial holdings in the hospitality, aviation and real estate sectors.