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Avmax Group Celebrates the Delivery of Two New Viking Series 400 Twin Otters

Calgary, Alberta (November 26, 2019) – Avmax Group Inc. (“Avmax”) and Viking Air Limited. (“Viking”) are celebrating the delivery of two new Viking Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft bearing serial numbers 978 and 981 on Tuesday, November 26 at 3:00 pm.

Expected to attend the celebration are senior executives from Avmax, Sunward (parent company of Avmax), Viking, Longview Aviation Capital (parent company of Viking), CNPC International (Chad) Co., Ltd (CNPCIC), Major Airlines and Dignitaries. The celebration will be held at Avmax’s Hangar in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

These new aircraft will be used for a CNPCIC contract in Chad, which will fly personnel between N’Djamena and their bases in the south. At the end of November, the aircraft will be ferried to Chad, and then on January 1, 2020, they will begin flying for the contract.

“This multi-million-dollar deal is an excellent example of two Western Canadian companies reaching globally to strengthen aviation. This deal was possible due to Avmax’s strong collaborative relationships with companies both local and worldwide, including China and Chad.” said Mark Maydaniuk, Chief Executive Officer, Avmax. “As the largest Dash 8 lessor in the world, Avmax has a longstanding relationship with the Dash 8 program, now managed by Viking’s parent company Longview Aviation Capital. “

Robert Mauracher, Viking executive vice president Sales & Marketing, added, “Today, more and more operators around the world are recognizing the unique capabilities and versatility of the Series 400 Twin Otter. I am extremely pleased that a world-class Canadian company like Avmax, with their extensive aircraft portfolio and operational expertise, has selected the Twin Otter for their operational needs.”

About Avmax Group Inc 

Our vision at Avmax Group Inc. (“Avmax”) is to simplify our customers’ aviation needs through dependable, globally integrated services with trusted results. Established in 1976, our locations include: Calgary (HQ), Vancouver and Winnipeg in Canada, Great Falls and Jacksonville in the USA, Nairobi in Kenya and N’Djamena in Chad. Avmax offers the following capabilities: Aircraft Leasing, Airline Operations, Avionics, Component Repairs, Engineering, MRO, Paint and Spares. Avmax’s engineering division is a Transport Canada authorized Design Approval Organization (DAO). Avmax’s maintenance divisions are TCCA, FAA, and EASA authorized Maintenance Repair Organizations (MRO).  Powering Simplicity in Aviation, contact us to see how we can help you.

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 over 33 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. For additional information, please visit or

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