Viking Air Limited parent company Longview Aviation Capital Corp. has announced it has agreed to acquire the Dash 8 program, including the 100, 200 and 300 series and the in-production Q400 program from Bombardier Inc., the company said.
Also included as part of the transaction are rights to the de Havilland name and trademark in an all-Canadian transaction.
As part of the agreement, Longview will receive all assets and intellectual property and Type Certificates associated with the Dash 8 program. Upon the closing of the transaction, Longview will also assume responsibility for the worldwide product support business — covering more than 1,000 aircraft either currently in service or slated for production.
Longview will continue to independently operate the program at the original de Havilland manufacturing site located at Downsview, Ontario upon closing of the transaction. .
Longview Aviation Capital Corp. (LAC) was established in 2016 to manage a portfolio of long-term investments in the Canadian aerospace industry. At present, LAC includes and/or is associated with the assets of Viking Air Ltd., Pacific Sky Aviation Ltd, Longview Aviation Asset Management Inc. and Longview Aviation Services.