Those of you who maintain/are familiar with the CL215 products, et al, will be pleased to know that Bombardier’s “water bomber” has been acquired by Viking Air Ltd., based in North Saanich, B.C. I predict that parts availability will improve substantially, for who doesn’t recall the never-ending debacle of excuses from the previous owner, who shall remain hereafter unnamed forever (except for the quotes below)?
Type Certificate Transfer Complete for CL-215, CL-215T, CL-415 and All Variants
Victoria, British Columbia, October 3, 2016: Further to the preliminary announcement made earlier this year, Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has now completed the acquisition of the Amphibious Aircraft program from Bombardier, including transfer of the Type Certificates for the CL-215, CL-215T, CL-415 aircraft and all variants to Viking. – http://www.vikingair.com/viking-news/media-centre/viking-completes-acquisition-amphibious-aircraft-program-bombardier
Here’s the FlightGlobal announcement back in June, 2016:
Viking Air to buy type certificates for Bombardier amphibians
Viking Air has entered a deal to buy Bombardier’s three amphibious aircraft programmes.
The deal covers the type certificates for the CL-215, CL-215T, and Bombardier 415 Superscooper… – https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/viking-air-to-buy-type-certificates-for-bombardier-426528/