De Havilland Aircraft Of Canada Returns To The Skies

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

L-R: David Curtis, Chairman & CEO Longview Aviation Capital; Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau; Todd Young, Chief Operating Officer, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada. Photo credit: CNW
Group/De Havilland Aircraft of
Canada Limited.

Longview Aviation Capital is resurrecting the De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited name for the new entity that will govern its global Dash 8 aircraft business.

The company launched its Dash 8 aircraft program at a ceremony during the Paris Air Show, including the 100, 200 and 300 series and the in-production 400.

"We have great ambitions for the Dash 8 program and are excited to begin the next phase for this aircraft under a new company name that recalls some of the greatest innovations in aviation history," said David Curtis, Chairman, Longview Aviation Capital, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada's parent company. 

"We will be focusing on the cost competitiveness of these aircraft across the lifespan, from production to parts and in-service support. In the months ahead we will be investing in this part of the business, in our inventory operations and supply chain processes – all with the aim of positioning us to better serve our customers."

According to Todd Young, Chief Operating Officer at De Havilland, the Dash 8 program introduced the new 90-seat configuration of the 400-series last fall. 

"The aircraft fits well into the fleets of operators seeking to capitalize on increasing regional demand, providing strong per-unit economics," he said of the 400-series. "There is a solid existing order book and we will continue to aggressively market the aircraft while working with current operators to ensure the in-service worldwide fleet performs effectively."

The Type Certificate ceremony follows the acquisition of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Longview Aviation Capital on 3JUN, 2019. Longview acquired the entire Dash 8 program including the 100, 200 and 300 series and the in-production 400 program.

Anna Kroupina

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