DE HAVILLAND CANADA AND ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES CELEBRATE THE DELIVERY OF THE MILESTONE DASH 8-400 AIRCRAFT BEARING SERIAL NUMBER 4600
Toronto, July 29, 2019 -- De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited ("De Havilland Canada") and Ethiopian Airlines ("Ethiopian") celebrated the delivery of the milestone Dash 8-400 aircraft bearing serial number 4600 on Friday, July 26.The aircraft is also the 25th Dash 8-400 aircraft delivered to Ethiopian Airlines.
Senior executives of Ethiopian Airlines, De Havilland Canada and Longview Aviation Capital, the parent company of De Havilland Canada, joined Ethiopian’s aircraft acceptance team and hundreds of De Havilland Canada employees for the celebration held at De Havilland Canada’s facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where Dash 8-400 aircraft are manufactured. Her Excellency Nasise Challi Jira, Ethiopian Ambassador to Canada and representatives of the government of Ontario were also in attendance.
"The Dash 8-400 aircraft gives us the performance attributes, capacity and passenger comfort that support our strategic partnerships with regional carriers in Africa and supports our continuing growth strategy in the market," said Tewolde GebreMariam, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines Group. "We are honoured to be receiving the milestone aircraft bearing serial number 4600 and we are committed to supporting our fleet and others in our region through our Authorized Service Facility and our Dash 8-400 aircraft simulator."
"The delivery of the 600th Dash 8-400 aircraft produced at our Toronto facility is a significant moment for De Havilland Canada and we are delighted that Ethiopian Airlines, our largest customer in Africa, is the recipient airline. Since this aircraft will become the 25th Dash 8-400 turboprop in Ethiopian’s fleet, we are celebrating two important milestones," said Todd Young, Chief Operating Officer, De Havilland Canada. "Growing markets will continue to drive the evolution of our Dash 8-400 aircraft, as well as the suite of services we offer to support our customers. We are very proud that our teams in Toronto and at locations across the globe are well aligned in helping us meet the demand from airlines."
468 - DHC-8-202 N841HA Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc., Calgary, AB [WFBNW]
Flight-planned 30-Jul-2019 for Great Falls, MT - Colorado Springs, CO - Saltillo (Mexico). N841HA was returned from lease to LAN Colombia in Nov-2015, and has been parked at either Great Falls, MT or Calgary, AB since that time.
4467 - DHC-8-402 C-FKWE Westjet Encore, Calgary, AB
Sustained structural damage to nose gear, nose gear doors, forward pressure bulkhead and wrinkling of skin in hard landing at Edmonton-Capital, AB 19-Jul-2019.
Full details at:
4599 - DHC-8-402 VT-SQJ Spicejet, Delhi
Updating yesterday’s entry; continued Budapest - Trabzon on its delivery flight to India. The aircraft is seen below earlier in the delivery at Bournemouth yesterday, with thanks to George McDowell Aviation Photography.
4600 - DHC-8-402 C-GFLL Bombardier Inc., Montréal, QC
Flight-planned for delivery 30-Jul-2019 Toronto-Downsview, ON - Goose Bay, NL as ETH9201 for Ethiopian Airlines. As noted in the heading news item, this is the 600th DHC-8-400 and the 25th for Ethiopian Airlines.