De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited ("De Havilland Canada") announced today the delivery of its first Dash 8-400 aircraft following the completion of the transition of the Dash 8/Q Series aircraft program from Bombardier Inc. to De Havilland Canada on June 1, 2019 . The aircraft was delivered to Qazaq Air JSC ("Qazaq Air") of Kazakhstan and will become the fifth Dash 8-400 turboprop in the airline's fleet.
"We are delighted to be included in this important milestone and to receive De Havilland Canada's first delivered aircraft," said Plamen Atanassov , Chief Executive Officer, Qazaq Air. "We are very pleased with the operational performance and capabilities of our Dash 8-400 aircraft and are proud to support the transition of the Dash 8 aircraft program from Bombardier to De Havilland Canada."
"It's a rewarding day to see the delivery of the first Dash 8-400 turboprop under the De Havilland Canada name and we are delighted to be sharing this day with Qazaq Air," said Todd Young , Chief Operating Officer, De Havilland Canada. "As we move forward in the coming months, we expect to record several "firsts" as we continue to support our customers in reaching their goals within the airline industry."
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited has obtained all regulatory approvals from Transport Canada and relevant competition authorities to support the manufacture and aftermarket support for the Dash 8/Q Series aircraft.
Note to editors: photos and images from the delivery event are available at: www.DeHavilland.com.