ADDIS ABEBA – ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopian Airlines has taken the delivery of Dash 8-400 aircraft from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited, the planemaker announced.
De Havilland said officials from both companies celebrated the delivery of the milestone Dash 8-400 aircraft bearing serial number 4600 late last week at Canada’s facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where Dash 8-400 aircraft are manufactured.
The aircraft is also the 25th Dash 8-400 aircraft delivered to Ethiopian Airlines.
“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, CEO of 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.”
Todd Young, Chief Operating Officer of De Havilland Canada, on his part, expressed the company’s delight “that Ethiopian Airlines, our largest customer in Africa, is the recipient airline”.
“Since this aircraft will become the 25th Dash 8-400 turboprop in Ethiopian’s fleet, we are celebrating two important milestones,” he said, “Growing markets will continue to drive the evolution of our Dash 8-400 aircraft, as well as the suite of services we offer to support our customers.”
“We are very proud that our teams in Toronto and at locations across the globe are well aligned in helping us meet the demand from airlines,” he added.