A large, loud donation touched down at the Abbotsford International Airport July 15, when theUniversity of the Fraser Valley received a Boeing 727-200 jet aircraft donated by KF Aerospace(formerly Kelowna Flightcraft). The 727 will be utilized by the next generation of technicians training in UFV’s aerospace programs. Read more.
Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has assigned Hanbaek Aerospace of Seoul, South Korea, as the Twin Otter Series 400 sales representative for the Republic of Korea (ROK). Hanbaek will be responsible for all new commercial and military sales of the Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft in-country. The UK-based Liftec Limited will represent the Twin Otter Series 400 in Eastern Europe, CIS (excluding Russia), and the Baltic States. Liftec will be responsible for all new commercial and military sales of the Series 400 Twin Otter aircraft throughout its region. Read more about Hanbaek’s assignment. Read more about Liftec’s assignment.
Seaplane trainer: Pacific Sky Aviation and Viking Air break ground on world’s first Twin Otter full flight simulatorMay 27, 2015
Pacific Sky Aviation Inc. and Viking Air Ltd. broke ground May 26 at the site of the world’s first full flight simulator featuring a seaplane configuration for the legendary Twin Otter aircraft. Pictured from left: Mauro Pezzetta, Michael Coughlin, Sherry Brydson, Rob McDonald, David Curtis, and Doug Stroud. Read More
Cascade Aerospace contract with the Mexican Air Force creates jobs and opportunities for Canadians The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today congratulated Cascade Aerospace Inc. on the delivery of an upgraded C-130K Hercules aircraft to Mexico’s Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA). Read more.
Cascade Aerospace, an Operating Unit of IMP Aerospace & Defence, today celebrated the 100th delivery of a CC-130 Hercules aircraft from its base in Abbotsford, British Columbia to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) following scheduled maintenance. The aircraft will be returned to service to continue its role as one of Canada’s premier long range Fixed Wing Search and Rescue aircraft. Read More.
Pacific Sky Aviation reaches program milestone towards Twin Otter Series 400 Flight Simulation CentreMarch 26, 2015
In partnership with the National Research Council (NRC) in Ottawa, Pacific Sky has just completed the first of two phases of flight testing on the new Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft manufactured by Viking Air Limited. After four weeks conducting over 800 ground and flight manoeuvres, the aircraft performance data collected by NRC will be submitted to TRU Simulation + Training in Montreal, the simulator manufacturer. TRU Simulation will then use the data to build and prepare the new Series 400 Twin Otter Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for qualification by Transport Canada to the highest regulatory standard currently available. Known as “Level D”, this highest standard of FFS will place the new Twin Otter simulator in a league of its own with respect to realism and quality of training for the wheeled version of the airplane. Read More.