Viking Air Selects AMETEK Antavia as Factory Endorsed Component Center

quarta-feira, março 28, 2018

Contact: Isabelle Vasseur, +33-5-63-02-46-86,

Viking Air Selects AMETEK Antavia as Its First Factory Endorsed Component Center for Aerial Firefighting Aircraft

CAMPSAS, FRANCE – Antavia, a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, has been selected by Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, as the first Factory Endorsed Component Centre (FECC) for Viking’s global fleet of aerial firefighting aircraft. Under Viking’s FECC Program, Antavia is responsible for providing authorized maintenance services on landing gear for Viking’s Canadair CL-215, CL-215T and CL-415 aircraft.

Antavia is a leader in aircraft repair and overhaul services with nearly 20 years of experience in maintenance support for Canadair CL-215, CL-215T and CL-415 aircraft. While Antavia’s component maintenance capabilities are an asset to aerial firefighting aircraft operators worldwide, its central location in France makes its especially well situated to service European-based aircraft fleets.

Antavia is a natural fit with Viking’s worldwide customer support network due to its commitment to provide aerial firefighting aircraft customers with first-rate service and uninterrupted support,” comments Gregory Davis, Viking Air’s Vice President of Customer Service & Product Support. “We are excited to work with such a well-respected organization that shares our commitment to customer satisfaction.”

“We are delighted to see our long-standing efforts to support worldwide operators of this prestigious aircraft officially recognized by Viking,” notes Laurent Bouissou, Managing Director of Antavia. “This agreement is not only a source of pride for our team, but also a major boost to our commitment to operators and a giant step forward in our efforts to improve service to the aerial firefighting community.”

Viking’s success in giving renewed life to the aerial firefighting program has included establishing and furthering relationships with key suppliers to improve aircraft support. Since 2016, Viking and Antavia have worked together to improve shop turn-around times and spare parts availability, while providing engineering solutions that minimize aircraft maintenance downtime.

About Viking Air Limited
Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Viking is a global leader in utility aircraft services and manufacturer of the world-renowned Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft. Viking also is the Original Type Certificate (manufacturing rights) holder for all out-of-production de Havilland aircraft (DHC-1 through DHC-7). and it provides exclusive spare parts manufacturing and product support for the legacy de Havilland fleet. In addition, Viking holds Type Certificates for Canadair CL-215, CL-215T and CL-415 aircraft, and provides product support to a global fleet of 170 aerial firefighters. To date, Viking has sold new aircraft to 30 countries worldwide.

About Antavia
Antavia has provided performance repair and overhaul services to aircraft operators worldwide for 30 years. Along with landing gear, 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 a unit of AMETEK MRO within AMETEK Aerospace & Defense that 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 annual sales of $4.3 billion.

For more information, contact Antavia, Zac Grand Sud Logistique, Zone de Sépat, 82370 Campsas, France. Tel: +33-0-5-63-02-52-49, Fax: +33-0-5-63-64-36-66, E-mail:, Website:

Photo Caption: Viking Air representatives Benjamin Carson, Director, Aftermarket Supply Chain (far left) and Gregory Davis, Vice President,
Customer Service & Product Support (far right) meet with Antavia Engineering Manager Marc Marrot, Operations Director Thibaut Legros, and Managing
Director and Division Vice President Laurent Bouissou