Provided by Longview Aviation Capital Corp./CNW
Significant progress announcements expected across range of aircraft programs
VICTORIA, CALGARY and TORONTO, June 13, 2019 /CNW/ – Longview Aviation Capital (“Longview”), manager of a portfolio of long-term investments in the Canadian aerospace industry, will have a robust presence at the 2019 Paris Air Show – the world’s foremost event for the aviation industry – running June 17-20 in Paris, France.
Building on the momentum of the recent launch of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited – the trade name of the subsidiary company that will operate the worldwide Dash 8 aircraft business including the 100, 200 and 300 series and the in-production 400 program – during the show Longview will showcase its range of in-demand passenger and utility aircraft, and discuss developments from across its portfolio.
De Havilland Canada and Viking Air Ltd. will each host media events during the show, as well as issue news announcements. In particular, Longview and Viking expect to make a significant progress announcement regarding the CL-515, a newly developed, technically advanced multi-mission aerial firefighting aircraft.
Longview’s presence at the Air Show will be based at Chalet A238, hosting exhibits from both De Havilland Canada and Viking. In addition, two aircraft will be on static display:
- All-new Guardian 400 – the special missions variant of the Viking Series 400 Twin Otter. Viking will demonstrate a simulation of the aircraft’s capabilities including the sensor package within the SCAR (Self Contained Aerial Reconnaissance) Pod.
- Dash 8-400 in 90-seat configuration – first delivered to launch operator SpiceJet in September 2018, the 90-seater highlights De Havilland Canada’s commitment to evolving the program to meet customer needs.