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De Havilland Canada Delivers Two Dash 8-400 Aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines

  • The deliveries include the airline’s milestone 30th Dash 8-400 aircraft
  • The Ethiopian flag carrier and its strategic airline partners continue to showcase the outstanding operational performance of the Dash 8 aircraft across Africa
  • Images relating to this release are available at https://dehavilland.com/en/media

TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) announces the delivery of another two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines (“Ethiopian”), including the airline’s milestone 30th Dash 8-400 aircraft. The 30th aircraft – MSN 4617 – is preparing to depart for Ethiopian’s hub in Addis Ababa, along with aircraft MSN 4615. Ethiopian first welcomed the Dash 8-400 aircraft into its fleet in March 2010.

“This milestone 30th delivery highlights our confidence in the Dash 8-400 aircraft and is a testament to the joint success in supporting our network and strategic partnerships with several carriers across Africa,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines. “The Dash 8-400 aircraft continues to provide the operational flexibility, exceptional performance capability, capacity and passenger comfort we need. Most importantly, the Dash 8-400 aircraft supports the cost leadership strategy we rely on in our market particularly in these unprecedented times during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We congratulate Ethiopian Airlines on continuing a phenomenal growth trajectory and increasing connectivity within Africa,” said Sameer Adam, Regional Vice President, Sales Europe and Russia, Middle East, Africa, and South America/Caribbean. “Ethiopian has taken tremendous positive steps to strengthen their capabilities with the acquisition of the first Dash 8-400 simulator for Africa and by recently adding a second simulator; achieving recognition as an Authorized Service Facility; and proving the value of a business class configuration on regional aircraft in Africa. We certainly look forward to more examples of Ethiopian’s continuing leadership and the success of their ongoing strategic partnerships with ASKY Airlines, Malawi Airlines, Ethiopian Moçambique Airlines and Tchadia Airlines in the operation of Dash 8-400 aircraft across Africa.”

The fleet of over 155 Dash 8 Series aircraft in Africa includes more than 90 Dash 8-400 aircraft. Worldwide, more than 155 airlines, leasing companies and other organizations have ordered almost 1,300 Dash 8 aircraft.

The fleet of Dash 8 Series aircraft across the globe supports diverse airline operating models as low cost carriers, network connectors and point-to-point regional aircraft. They are also deployed in hybrid passenger-cargo operations and all-cargo operations, and many provide an ideal platform for special mission operations including fire-fighting, search and rescue, medical evacuation and coastal surveillance.

De Havilland Canada continues to focus on delivering exceptional support to operators of Dash 8 aircraft and is currently assisting customers who need help in updating their fleet utilization and network recovery models during the pandemic.

About De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited
With its acquisition of the Dash 8 aircraft program, Longview Aviation Capital has proudly relaunched De Havilland Canada, one of Canada’s most iconic brands. De Havilland Canada’s portfolio includes support to the worldwide fleet of Dash 8-100/200/300/400 aircraft, as well as production and sales of the Dash 8-400 aircraft. With its low carbon footprint and operating costs, industry-leading passenger experience and jet-like performance, the Dash 8-400 aircraft, which seats up to 90 passengers, is the environmentally responsible choice for operators seeking optimal performance on regional routes.  https://dehavilland.com

Images relating to this release are available at https://dehavilland.com/en/media

De Havilland, De Havilland Component Solutions, Dash 8, Dash 8-100/200/300 and Dash 8-400 are trademarks of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited.

Philippa King, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited, philippa.king@dehavilland.com, +1 416 375 3062

Recovery Stimulus Can Chart the Way for Resilient Economies in Sub-Saharan Africa

BOULDER, Colorado, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released its latest report that describes six core principles of stimulus and recovery that should guide the sub-Saharan Africa responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic crisis. Together, the principles in the paper are a framework for governments, development partners and the local […] read more

Le China Foreign Trade Centre signe des accords de coopération avec des partenaires commerciaux à la 128e Foire de Canton

GUANGZHOU, Chine, 22 octobre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lors d’une cérémonie de signature virtuelle qui s’est tenue à la 128e Foire chinoise d’importation et d’exportation (« Foire de Canton » ou « la Foire »), le China Foreign Trade Centre (« CFTC ») a signé de multiples accords de coopération pour officialiser les partenariats avec l’Alexandria Business Association of Egypt, la Chambre de Commerce, […] read more

China Foreign Trade Centre Signs Cooperation Agreements with Trading Partners at the 128th Canton Fair

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a virtual signing ceremony held at the 128th China Import and Export Fair (“Canton Fair” or “the Fair”), China Foreign Trade Centre (“CFTC”) signed multiple cooperation agreements to formalize the partnerships with the Alexandria Business Association of Egypt, Lebanon’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Zahle and […] read more

vcita Teams Up with Helplink to Promote Small Businesses in South Africa

SEATTLE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2020 / A software startup best known for its all-in-one business management platform, vcita has entered a strategic partnership with venture builder Helplink Africa. As per the agreement, the firms will focus on fostering entrepreneurship and supporting small enterprises in South Africa in the years to come. vcita’s […] read more

La Foire de Canton aide les régions moins développées à sortir de la pauvreté en soutenant les entreprises

GUANGZHOU, Chine, 19 octobre 2020 /PRNewswire/ Alors que la Chine célèbre sa Journée nationale de lutte contre la pauvreté et la Journée internationale des Nations unies pour l’élimination de la pauvreté le 17 octobre, la 128e foire d’importation et d’exportation de la Chine (Foire de Canton) continue d’aider les entreprises des régions moins développées à se lancer sur le […] read more

Haier présente des solutions complètes pour l’écosystème de la maison intelligente à la 128e foire de Canton

Une exposition de réalité virtuelle améliorée présente les nouvelles technologies et les nouveaux services de Haier GUANGZHOU, Chine, 19 octobre 2020  /PRNewswire/ — Le premier fabricant mondial de marques d’appareils électroménagers intelligents et concepteur d’écosystèmes pour la maison intelligente, Haier Smart Home (« Haier », Shanghai: 600690), présente aux clients du monde entier des produits améliorés et des solutions […] read more

Canton Fair Supports Less-developed Regions to Step out of Poverty by Business Development

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As China marks its National Poverty Relief Day and United Nation’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, the 128th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) continues to help companies from less-developed regions reach out to the international market. Xu Bing, Spokesperson of the Canton […] read more

Haier Exhibits Complete Smart Home Ecosystem Solutions at the 128th Canton Fair

An enhanced VR exhibition showcases Haier’s new technologies and services GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s leading home appliance brand and smart home ecosystem builder, Haier Smart Home (“Haier”, Shanghai: 600690), is introducing upgraded products and next-generation smart home solutions integrated with IoT to global customers at the 128th virtual Canton Fair that started on October […] read more