AMETEK MRO | Antavia and Viking to Strengthen Collaboration

Antavia and Viking to Strengthen Collaboration in Support of Aerial Firefighting

Viking renews landing gear maintenance agreement for three years 

CAMPSAS, FRANCE  (AUGUST 3, 2021) - Antavia AMETEK MRO and Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, have renewed their comprehensive landing gear maintenance support for an additional three years. This agreement, originally initiated in 2018 confirms Antavia as a Factory Endorsed Component Centre (FECC) and official repair station to support Viking’s Canadair’s fleet of CL215/CL215T/415/415EAF with landing gear.

With 20 years of experience and expertise, Antavia thus reaffirms its position as Canadair’s landing gear maintenance leader covering more than 60% of the worldwide fleet. Viking continues to select Antavia as the preferred vendor to provide landing gear maintenance under the Maintenance plus (M+) program, a maintenance program specifically developed by Viking to meet operators’ requirements.

Antavia’s commitment to Viking, and to the aerial firefighting community as a whole, is shown through the company’s continuous investment not only in the technical field, but in the human element as well. Over the last several years, Antavia has developed a spare parts inventory of $10 million, strengthened its dedicated engineering and workshop teams, and added new machining resources.

“Antavia is committed to constantly enhancing the quality and timeliness of Viking’s aircraft aftermarket support,” commented Laurent Bouissou, Antavia’s Managing Director. “We are close to the operational requirements of our customers and we know how important it is to return these aircraft to service. We strive to continually reduce our turn-around times by improving the availability of spare parts and investing in our engineering methods and workshop organization.”

Bouissou added, “Antavia has demonstrated daily its ability to assist Viking in the operational management of the M+ program. “This renewal is the symbol of the trust Viking places in us which wouldn’t have been possible without the focus, hard work and dedication of the entire team.”

“We are happy to renew our agreement with Antavia as they share our commitment to customer satisfaction. Antavia is a natural fit for our FECC to provide our customers timely support in the region. Due to the critical operations of our Canadair fleet, we aim to ensure there are support services within the region to provide quick turnarounds,” commented Benjamin Carson, Viking’s Director of Customer Support Operations.

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About Viking Air Limited

Celebrating over 50 years in the Canadian Aerospace industry, Viking is the manufacturer of the world-renowned Twin Otter Series 400 and Guardian 400 Twin-engine turboprop aircraft.  Viking is the Type Certificate holder for all out-of-production De Havilland Canada aircraft (DHC-1 through the DHC-7) and all Canadair amphibious aircraft, including CL-215, CL-215T and CL-415 aerial firefighter aircraft, and the Shorts Skyvan, 360, 330 and Sherpa family of aircraft.

As the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for these iconic Canadian aircraft designs, Viking fully supports a diverse global operator base with exclusive factory spare parts manufacturing, in-service engineering & technical support, technical publications, warranty administration, and field service support.

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About Antavia AMETEK MRO

Antavia has provided performance repair and overhaul services to aircraft operators worldwide for 30 years. Along with wheels and brakes, Antavia’s capabilities include repair and overhaul services for cabin equipment, water/wastewater systems, electrical power generation, electrical rewinds, electromechanical actuators, lights, electronics, hydraulic equipment, wheels and brakes, and engine accessories.

Antavia is part of AMETEK MRO Division within AMETEK’s Aerospace & Defense, which provides repair and overhaul services for commercial, regional, general aviation, and rotor-wing aircraft. AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2020 sales of more than $4.5 billion.

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