TAAG, Angola´s state-owned national flag carrier, has announced it has taken delivery of the first of six Canadian De Havilland Dash 8-400 twin turboprop airliners, the company said.
The aircraft were ordered in June 2019 during the Paris Air Show.
The aircraft´s comfort, its versatility and its economics made it essential for the airline´s operations on routes on which larger airliners would not be economical. TAAG was looking forward not only to the entry into service of its Dash 8-400s but also to the continuing diligent support of DHC and its personnel.
Because of current health measures in place to counter the Covid-19 pandemic, the aircraft was delivered by means of a remote delivery process. This process had been developed by DHC to meet its customers´ needs.
Longview Aviation Capital acquired the Dash 8 (derived from DHC-8) programme Bombardier group, and then relaunched the renowned De Havilland Canada brand.