Ethiopian takes delivery of its 25th Dash 8-400 aircraft
Aug 6, 2019: Ethiopian Airlines, one of the biggest African carriers, has added another Dash 8-400 aircraft to its fleet.
This is the 25th Dash 8-400 turboprop in Ethiopian’s fleet, received from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited.
Senior executives of Ethiopian Airlines, De Havilland Canada and Longview Aviation Capital, the parent company of De Havilland Canada, joined Ethiopian’s aircraft acceptance team and hundreds of De Havilland Canada employees for the celebration held at De Havilland Canada’s facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where Dash 8-400 aircraft are manufactured.
Nasise Challi Jira, Ethiopian Ambassador to Canada and representatives of the government of Ontario were also in attendance.
“The Dash 8-400 aircraft gives us the performance attributes, capacity and passenger comfort that support our strategic partnerships with regional carriers in Africa and supports our continuing growth strategy in the market,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, chief executive officer, Ethiopian Airlines Group.
“We are honored to be receiving the milestone aircraft bearing serial number 4600 and we are committed to supporting our fleet and others in our region through our Authorized Service Facility and our Dash 8-400 aircraft simulator.”