Meiya Air has concluded its initial purchase with Viking Air to introduce DHC-6 Series 400 Twin Otter, one of the most successful Canada-made 19-seat business aircraft to China. The first order is for five float equipped aircrafts with deliveries commencing in 2013. Meiya Air is the first Chinese company to sign for this specific type of aircraft. The company plans to put the aircraft into service to support their operations based in Sanya and in the surrounding Hainan region on the South China Sea. This will be the first operation of floatplanes in China. Established in 1970, Viking Air is a manufacturer of aircraft, as well as aircraft parts and systems, based in Victoria, British Columbia. Viking Air is a first tier original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specializing in de Havilland aircraft products. Viking Air has the rights to produce the planes with the BC and Federal Government working to connect Meiya Air and Viking Air together. Fasken Martineau is Canadian counsel to Meiya Air with a team that included Dierk Ullrich (Corporate/Commercial).