De Havilland Aircraft of Canada


De Havilland Canada is one of Canada’s most iconic brands and the company’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.

Currently, the fleet of over 155 Dash 8 Series aircraft in Africa includes more than 90 Dash 8-400 aircraft, and the growth of the fleet has been supported by an increase in localized support solutions. There are currently three Dash 8 simulators installed in Africa to cover crew training requirements while an additional simulator is expected very soon. Technical support, including field service representatives and an Authorized Service Facility, are also in place to support the large fleet.

The impressive growth of the fleet of Dash 8-400 aircraft in Africa in the last decade is a testament to the aircraft’s capability to develop networks and increase connectivity across the continent. With its low operating costs, industry-leading passenger experience and jet-like performance, the Dash 8-400 aircraft, which seats up to 90 passengers, is an outstanding choice for operators seeking optimal performance on regional routes.

Worldwide, more than 155 airlines and other organizations have ordered almost 1,300 Dash 8 aircraft and the global fleet supports diverse airline operating models as low cost carriers, network connectors and point-to-point regional aircraft. The aircraft 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 and is assisting customers who need help in updating their fleet utilization and network recovery models in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sameer Adam
Regional Vice President, Sales – Europe and Russia, Middle East, Africa,
and South America/Caribbean