So Cool... A Twin Otter With Bizjet Glass!
Responding to customer feedback and current market demand, all
new Viking Twin Otter Series 400 airplanes will be furnished with
an integrated suite of avionics from Honeywell, according to Viking
Air. Official signing of the agreement took place May 6.
"Our customers told us they wanted a more complete airplane,"
said David Curtis, Viking president and CEO. "They wanted their new
400 Series aircraft delivered with a full-IFR suite of rugged,
dependable "upgradeable" avionics, and after a careful and thorough
review, we have selected Honeywell as the provider, with its Apex
Integrated Avionics package."
The Apex platform offers Viking’s customers an avionics
package that integrates aircraft systems, safety sensors and
navigation information, decreases pilot workload and improves
safety through enhanced situational awareness. Flexible system
architecture allows easy integration of hardware and software as
new technology becomes available in today's ever-changing airspace
"The full functionality of our Apex system will make flying the
new Twin Otter Series 400 safer while reducing pilot workload,"
said John Todd, vice president, Honeywell Business and General
Aviation. "The Series 400 is designed to see service in every
climate on every continent, and Primus Apex offers the most
advanced autoflight, navigation and situation awareness
capabilities for this class of aircraft. Our digital technology,
ultra-high resolution displays, and fully automated controls assure
the pilot easier flight deck operation and improved aircraft
Primus Apex is a flight deck that is easy-to-use, enhancing the
pilot's ability to fly. Two primary flight displays (PFDs) and two
multifunction displays (MFDs) feature clear, high resolution Active
Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays (AMLCDs) and wide viewing capability
allowing for cross-cockpit scanning.
Honeywell's Primus Apex has also been selected by Grob for its
upcoming spn aircraft, and by Pilatus for the recently-introduced
Viking launched the all new DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter last
year, with over 40 orders to date and deliveries to begin in 2009.
Viking also provides OEM support for the worldwide fleet of de
Havilland heritage line of aircraft (DHC-1 through DHC-7). Viking
is part of Westerkirk Capital Inc., a Canadian private investment
firm with substantial holdings in the hospitality, aviation and
real estate sectors.