AIAC Pacific Congratulates B.C.’s Viking Air on Acquiring Amphibious Waterbomber Program

June 20, 2016

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, Pacific Division (AIAC Pacific), congratulated Victoria, B.C.-based Viking Air on acquiring the worldwide CL-415 waterbomber program from Bombardier.

The transaction will see Viking acquire the Type Certificates (manufacturing rights) for all variants of Bombardier’s amphibious aircraft (the CL-415 waterbomber as well as the earlier CL-215 and CL-215T versions), and assume responsibility for product support, parts and service for the fleet of some 170 waterbombers operating in 11 countries around the world.

Viking announced that the acquisition will add up to 40 people to its workforce in BC and Alberta.

To read Viking Air’s news release, click here.

To read Bombardier’s news release, click here.