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Bombardier sells Amphibious Aircraft Programme to Viking Air

 

Bombardier has reached a “definitive agreement” for the sale of its Amphibious Aircraft programme to fellow-Canadian company Viking Air Ltd. The British Columbia-based company has agreed to purchase the Type Certificates for all variants of the CL-215, CL-215T and the Bombardier 415 firebombing aircraft as well as after-market services.

No amphibious aircraft have been produced since December 2015 when the programme was paused and Bombardier says Viking Air, a long-standing collaborator and contractor, is the perfect successor to continue to build the fleet and ensure its sustainability.

Viking Air says it will provide to provide customer support to operators who, given the aircraft’s unique firefighting capabilities, play an essential role in the protection of communities, environment, resources and wildlife.

Bombardier’s amphibious aircraft are the backbone of many firefighting operations around the world. The Bombardier 415 was launched in 1994 and drew on the success of the earlier CL-215 and CL-215T versions to establish itself as the only purposely built firefighting aircraft in the world. Close to 170 Bombardier amphibious aircraft are in now service worldwide.

Bombardier has reached a “definitive agreement” for the sale of its Amphibious Aircraft programme to fellow-Canadian company Viking Air Ltd. The British Columbia-based company has agreed to purchase the Type Certificates for all variants of the CL-215, CL-215T and the Bombardier 415 firebombing aircraft as well as after-market services.

No amphibious aircraft have been produced since December 2015 when the programme was paused and Bombardier says Viking Air, a long-standing collaborator and contractor, is the perfect successor to continue to build the fleet and ensure its sustainability.

Viking Air says it will provide to provide customer support to operators who, given the aircraft’s unique firefighting capabilities, play an essential role in the protection of communities, environment, resources and wildlife.

Bombardier’s amphibious aircraft are the backbone of many firefighting operations around the world. The Bombardier 415 was launched in 1994 and drew on the success of the earlier CL-215 and CL-215T versions to establish itself as the only purposely built firefighting aircraft in the world. Close to 170 Bombardier amphibious aircraft are in now service worldwide.

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