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De Havilland Canada delivers two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines

This includes the airline’s milestone 30th Dash 8-400 aircraft

October 23, 2020  by CM Staff

Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8-400 Aircraft (PHOTO: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada)

TORONTO — De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited announces the delivery of another two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines, including the airline’s milestone 30th Dash 8-400 aircraft.

“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, in a prepared statement. “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.”

According to a company statement, the fleet of over 155 Dash 8 Series aircraft in Africa includes more than 90 Dash 8-400 aircraft.

The fleet of Dash 8 Series 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.

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