About

Mission

Our mission is to provide aircraft for Twin Otter 400 buyers and lessees worldwide.

History

The CAVU and Loch Ard group of companies were formed in 2007  by a group of highly experienced business leaders from the aviation and maritime transportation sectors. Our objective was to identify and invest in emerging aircraft types with market-leading characteristics and strong demand dynamics. Among the aircraft types we selected is the Twin Otter 400 which was being re-launched by Viking Air Ltd., of Victoria, Canada.  Loch Ard Otters is the largest launch customer for the Twin Otter 400 and we have more than doubled our firm orders since the first Twin Otter 400 was delivered in 2010.

Loch Ard Otters LLC has been supporting the Twin Otter 400 program since Viking Air re-launched production of the venerable Twin Otter in 2007. Our aircraft positions have been delivered in a wide variety of configurations to customers throughout the world. We work closely with our buyers and lessees to ensure that the aircraft are manufactured to their specification and mission requirement.

In addition to supporting our customer’s purchase and delivery of aircraft directly from Viking Air,  we can also offer long-term dry leases of factory-new Twin Otter 400s to qualified customers. CAVU Aviation Finance has several Twin Otter positions in 2016 and 2017 still available for resale or lease.

Leadership

Matt Lorentzen, President and Managing Partner of CAVU Aviation Finance LLC, has over twenty-five years of experience in transportation asset finance and management. Matt has designed and delivered transportation and logistics solutions to customers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Previously, Matt was a founding partner of Northern Navigation International, Ltd., a ship finance and management company, and a General Partner of the Megunticook Funds, an early-stage Venture Capital firm. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and a former consultant with McKinsey & Co. Matt lives in Florida, USA, and travels worldwide for his customers.

Please contact Matt through our Contacts link for more information on our available aircraft positions and financing solutions.