TMA and Seychelles Press Release Photo 2Air Seychelles announced its purchase of three Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400s, in a deal which will see the island carrier renew its domestic fleet.   All three aircraft deliveries are scheduled for mid-2015, with an option for earlier delivery if aircraft become available.  The airline currently operates one Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 and three Series 300 aircraft.

The new aircraft will be manufactured at Viking Air’s state-of-the-art production facility in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.   Previously, Twin Otters were manufactured by de Havilland Canada, and of the 850 built since the mid-1960s, more than 600 are still in active service around the world.

The Twin Otter is an iconic aircraft with a 40 year history.  It is delightful to see this rugged airplane continue to see a productive life.

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