De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) will have what it calls “a robust presence” at this week’s Regional Airline Association (RAA) 44th Annual Convention.
De Havilland Canada recently delivered the 600th Dash 8-400 produced at the company’s Toronto facility. The company said: “The milestone delivery underscores the aircraft’s global reputation as a network builder for airlines, on the strength of its short take-off and landing capabilities and efficient regional operations.”
This is the first year the Dash 8 programme is presented at the RAA Convention under the De Havilland Canada banner, following the acquisition of the aircraft program by Longview Aviation Capital, and its re-launch as De Havilland Canada in June 2019.
De Havilland Canada Chief Operating Officer Todd Young said: “With more than 350 aircraft currently in service with North American operators, the Dash 8 aircraft has been recognized as a strategically valuable part of fleets serving a spectrum of successful business models, including by many significant members of the RAA.
“At full 90-seat capacity, the Dash 8- 400 aircraft now fills a niche unmatched in the market, and we also have the ability to deliver aircraft in other configurations according to the needs of the customer. For example, the Dash 8-400 could offer a very compelling three-class, 50-seat configuration for regional aircraft operators seeking to serve scope-limited opportunities.”
Young added: “There is a solid existing order book and we continue to aggressively market the aircraft and its variants while working with current operators to ensure the in-service worldwide fleet performs effectively. We look forward to sharing our ambitions for the continued development of the renowned Dash 8 aircraft programme.”
Source: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited