Antavia AMETEK MRO and Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, have renewed their comprehensive landing gear maintenance support for an additional three years. This agreement, originally initiated in 2018 confirms Antavia as a Factory Endorsed Component Centre (FECC) and official repair station to support Viking’s Canadair’s fleet of CL215/CL215T/415/415EAF with landing gear.
With 20 years of experience and expertise, Antavia thus reaffirms its position as Canadair’s landing gear maintenance leader covering more than 60% of the worldwide fleet. Viking continues to select Antavia as the preferred vendor to provide landing gear maintenance under the Maintenance plus (M+) program, a maintenance program specifically developed by Viking to meet operators’ requirements.
Antavia’s commitment to Viking, and to the aerial firefighting community as a whole, is shown through the company’s continuous investment not only in the technical field, but in the human element as well. Over the last several years, Antavia has developed a spare parts inventory of $10 million, strengthened its dedicated engineering and workshop teams, and added new machining resources.
“Antavia is committed to constantly enhancing the quality and timeliness of Viking’s aircraft aftermarket support,” commented Laurent Bouissou, Antavia’s Managing Director. “We are close to the operational requirements of our customers and we know how important it is to return these aircraft to service. We strive to continually reduce our turn-around times by improving the availability of spare parts and investing in our engineering methods and workshop organization.”
Bouissou added, “Antavia has demonstrated daily its ability to assist Viking in the operational management of the M+ program. “This renewal is the symbol of the trust Viking places in us which wouldn’t have been possible without the focus, hard work and dedication of the entire team.”
“We are happy to renew our agreement with Antavia as they share our commitment to customer satisfaction. Antavia is a natural fit for our FECC to provide our customers timely support in the region. Due to the critical operations of our Canadair fleet, we aim to ensure there are support services within the region to provide quick turnarounds,” commented Benjamin Carson, Viking’s Director of Customer Support Operations.