De Havilland Canada Recognizes Operators of Dash 8 Series Aircraft for Outstanding Performance

TORONTO, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ – De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) announced today the recipients of the company’s 2019 Airline Reliability Awards. The Awards recognize operators of Dash 8 Series turboprops who achieve the highest rates of dispatch reliability.

This year, as global communities cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recipient airlines  were congratulated during virtual meetings with De Havilland Canada’s Chief Operating Officer, Todd Young and Vice President, Customer Services and Support, Amod Kelkar.

“Our Airline Reliability Awards showcase the outstanding collaborative relationships between our operators, suppliers and De Havilland Canada’s teams. We therefore heartily congratulate our eight Award recipients, whose high rates of dispatch reliability exemplify the very best of these collaborations,” said Mr. Young.

“Dash 8 Series aircraft continue to prove their reliability and operational flexibility in many of the world’s most challenging environments, and many of our operators have been using the aircraft to deliver essential goods and transport during the COVID-19 pandemic. The versatility of the Dash 8 Series turboprops is well known around the world and has become even more evident in the past few months as many airlines take advantage of the aircraft’s performance capabilities, fuel efficiency and low operational costs to restart flying in many communities around the world. Indeed, we are seeing our Dash 8 turboprops, particularly the Dash 8-400 turboprops that offer jet-like speed and performance, being used on quite a few routes that were previously served only by jet aircraft,” added Mr. Young.

The winners of the 2019 Airline Reliability Awards are listed in Appendix A.

About De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited
With its acquisition of the Dash 8 aircraft program, Longview Aviation Capital has proudly relaunched De Havilland Canada, one of Canada’s most iconic brands. De Havilland Canada’s portfolio includes support to the worldwide fleet of Dash 8-100/200/300/400 aircraft, as well as production and sales of the Dash 8-400 aircraft. With its low carbon footprint and operating costs, industry-leading passenger experience and jet-like performance, the Dash 8-400 aircraft, which seats up to 90 passengers, is the environmentally responsible choice for operators seeking optimal performance on regional routes.

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De Havilland, Dash 8, Dash 8-100/200/300 and Dash 8-400 are trademarks of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited. 

Appendix A

Winners of the 2019 Airline Reliability Awards

Dash 8-100/200/300 Aircraft Program




Widerøes Flyveselskap

North America:

PAL Airlines

Dash 8-400 Aircraft Program


Nok Air



Asia Pacific:

ANA Wings

Africa & Middle East:


North America:

WestJet Encore

SOURCE De Havilland Aircraft of Canada

For further information: Philippa King, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited, [email protected], +1 416 375 3062

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