Viking Pushes Back ‘Formal Launch’ Of CL-515 Water Bomber
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Canadian airframer Viking Air confirms it has delayed the launch of its CL-515 First Responder firefighting aircraft, citing the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Sidney, British Columbia company had previously intended to launch the programme in 2020. Earlier this year, it pushed back the launch to the fourth quarter.
"Unfortunately, due to the effect of Covid-19 on Viking's operations and the pandemic's impact on governments, their citizens and budgets globally, we have elected to slide the formal launch of the CL-515 until we see a stabilisation in the global economic situation and a return to normal daily activities," Viking executive vice-president of sales and marketing Robert Mauracher tells FlightGlobal.
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