De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited has announced that it has received a firm order for a Dash 8-400 aircraft from the United Republic of Tanzania, represented by the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA), the company said.
The aircraft, which will be leased to and operated by Air Tanzania (The Wings of Kilimanjaro), will join three that are already in service and another previously ordered one, to increase the airline´s fleet of Dash 8-400 aircraft to five. It will be delivered in a 78-seat, dual-lavatory configuration.
With the Dash 8-400 aircraft being the only turboprop capable of seating up to 90 passengers, De Havilland Canada is seeing strong interest from existing and prospective customers in Africa and Asia; the company sees this continuing due to the close alignment of the aircraft´s attributes and the requirements of these growth markets. Additionally, because the aircraft provides turboprop economics with jet-like performance, De Havilland Canada is also targeting opportunities to re-invigorate demand from more mature markets such as North America and Europe where it is already well adapted as a regional jet replacement aircraft.
Longview Aviation Capital has relaunched De Havilland Canada. De Havilland Canada´s portfolio includes sales and production of the Dash 8-400 aircraft, one of the world´s most important commercial aircraft, as well as support for the worldwide fleet of Dash 8-100/200/300/400 aircraft.