De Havilland Aircraft of Canada left the Dubai Air Show with potential orders for up to 37 Dash 8-400 aircraft cementing its place in the regional aircraft market. “We are especially pleased with our performance at this year’s Dubai Airshow since it is our first Airshow in the region since the relaunch of De Havilland Canada in June this year,” said Todd Young, Chief Operating Officer, De Havilland Canada. “Our teams have shown that they are working with our customers to secure the aircraft orders that will mutually drive our businesses forward. We have also demonstrated our commitment to enhance our aftermarket services network to ensure that our customers are benefitting from the highest level of support to maximize the efficiency of their fleets.”
The company got a letter of intent to purchase 20 aircraft from Palma Holding Limited, a leasing company as well as LOIs for six planes from the Republic of Ghana, five from Russian regional airline Aurora and a conditional order for three aircraft from Aero Capital Limited. For its display at the show, DeHavilland had a Dash 8-400 owned and operated by Jambojet, the budget subsidiary of Kenya Airways.