Wednesday, August 09, 2006

More Good News From the Great White North

It is reported by the Globe and Mail that Viking Air, Ltd. in Canada now owns the rights to build the DHC Twin Otter and has announced plans to build more of them in the not too distant future, providing they can round up the worker bees with the chops to get the job done.

The Viking folks have also acquired the rights for the DHC Chipmunk, Beaver, Turbo Beaver, Otter, Caribou, Buffalo, and Dash 7.

There's always a startup aircraft company somewhere with a couple of good ideas and a headful of stars. Sadly, these ventures all too often go nowhere. Viking, on the other hand, appears to have some pretty deep pockets and paid Bombardier a hefty, but as yet undisclosed sum for the rights to build the Twin Otter.

We here at the Dougloid Papers wish them well on this venture-it is an airplane that is in a class by itself and one that's proved its worth again and again in the worst of environments.


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