Sun, Jul 08, 2012
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
“...We are extremely pleased to be delivering the first Twin Otter in history to our friends in Russia. These aircraft will also be our first deliveries to incorporate optional Wheel/Ski and Intermediate Floatation Landing gear, as well as special extreme cold weather operational kits”.
Source: Robert Mauracher, Viking vice president Business Development and general manager Maintenance Repair Organization, following Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, Canada receiving FAA Type Certification for the DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter, adding to the list of nine countries already recognizing the type since program launch in 2007.
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