Aircraft News / by Erik Johannesson

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Delivers First Dash 8-400 Aircraft


Today at the Paris Air Show, De Havilland Aircraft announced the delivery of its first Dash 8-400 aircraft following the completion of the transition of the Dash 8/Q Series aircraft program. The aircraft was delivered to Qazaq Air JSC of Kazakhstan and will become the fifth Dash 8-400 turboprop in the airline’s fleet.

“We are delighted to be included in this important milestone and to receive De Havilland Canada’s first delivered aircraft,” said Plamen Atanassov, CEO, Qazaq Air. “We are very pleased with the operational performance and capabilities of our Dash 8-400 aircraft and are proud to support the transition of the Dash 8 aircraft program from Bombardier to De Havilland Canada.”


Six Dash 8-400’s for TAAG Angola Airlines


De Havilland Aircraft also announced today that TAAG Angola Airlines E.P. has purchased six Dash 8-400 aircraft. TAAG is the state-owned, national airline of Angola. This order was announced by Bombardier Commercial Aircraft on March 29, 2019, as an order from an unidentified customer.

“We are delighted to welcome TAAG Angola Airlines to our family of Dash 8-400 aircraft customers and look forward to also offering the airline our full suite of service solutions,” said Todd Young, COO, De Havilland Canada. “The Dash 8-400 aircraft offers the lowest seat costs, as well as unmatched range and speed versus other turboprops. It also offers an enhanced customer experience and has proven its reliability in some of the world’s most challenging environments, so we are confident that it is ideally suited to meet and exceed TAAG’s requirements.”