Wipaire’s Leesburg, Florida Service Center Named Viking Factory-Endorsed Service Center
Viking Air Limited, of Sidney, British Columbia, has added Wipaire’s Leesburg, Florida service center to its network of Viking Factory Endorsed Service Centers (FESC). The Leesburg service center joins Wipaire’s headquarters facility in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, as a Viking FESC.
“Wipaire and Viking have had a longstanding relationship, working together to support the Twin Otter fleet, from the legacy de Havilland aircraft to the new Viking Series 400 Twin Otter,” stated Chuck Wiplinger, President and COO of Wipaire, Inc. “Receiving Viking’s endorsement of our Leesburg service center gives Twin Otter operators in the southeastern United States and throughout the Caribbean a convenient destination for maintenance work. With our recent investments and workforce expansion, this facility is ready to serve the Twin Otter operator community.”
Michael Hall, Director of Global Customer Support for Viking, added, “As the OEM, Viking’s ability to support the Twin Otter Operator group is a top priority. Working with key industry specialists such as Wipaire not only increases Viking’s global support capabilities, but provides operators with accessible and knowledgeable service proudly endorsed by Viking. The Twin Otter’s ability to operate in extreme environments places the aircraft in remote locations around the globe, so having a strong worldwide network of FESCs is instrumental to our ability to support our operator group. As such, we are excited to expand our FESC network with the addition of Wipaire’s new Leesburg facility.”