Viking Layoffs

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skybaron
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Re: Viking Layoffs

#26 Post by skybaron » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:09 am

CAL wrote:Sad news indeed
I saw something recently about them looking to Calgary for something?
It was perhaps too good

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local ... in-calgary

I don't see production of the 415 in Calgary as a wise move. A pretty "dry" place to flight test a water bomber.
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Re: Viking Layoffs

#27 Post by tohellnback » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:57 pm

the dhc 6 400 was doomed from the start and i don't know if viking recouped there costs
but think about it
a 6.5 million dollar aircraft that hauls 19 people WTF
Frontier aviation is pretty much over in the world
the world got a lot smaller thanks to the c208
the DHC 6 was the predecessor for developing nations
d 6 is a ultimate float plane for water destinations for tourists and out of the way exploration
viking is a subsituary of the government of BC let make jobs duh
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Re: Viking Layoffs

#28 Post by tohellnback » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:19 pm

when the Viking factory started times were lean, every county in the world that had petroleum was in line to buy Canadian technology
we invented fracking and horizontal drilling and a good way to extract the oil product
now a days petroleum is pumping the regular at a lower price and consumers are paying more
Twin 6 400 is doomed there is no need for this product
do the demographics obviously Curtis and his team do not have the brains
i predicted this from the beginning when Viking started the 6 program
i am not a educated man and viking will hate you if you have experience
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Re: Viking Layoffs

#29 Post by Meatservo » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:12 pm

tohellnback wrote: i am not a educated man
You don't say.
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