Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 21, 2022 – De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) today announced increasing momentum in its De Havilland Component Solutions Program (“DCS Program”) with agreements signed by Air Niugini Limited and flybe Limited. Under the agreements, De Havilland Canada will manage component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the airlines’ Dash 8-400 aircraft. The DCS Program will also provide access to De Havilland Canada’s strategically located exchange pool.
Air Niugini, Papua New Guinea’s national airline, signed a five-year DCS agreement to support up to five Dash 8-400 aircraft. Air Niugini serves 23 domestic points plus nine international routes in Asia, Oceania and Australia. Established in April 2021, flybe Limited will operate throughout the United Kingdom and European Union. The airline’s five-year DCS agreement will support a fleet of up to 32 Dash 8-400 aircraft.
“We are delighted to welcome Air Niugini and flybe to our De Havilland Component Solutions Program, and we look forward to supporting the airlines’ operations well into the future,” said Leighton Storsley, Vice President, Aftermarket and Business Development, De Havilland Canada. “Our highly customizable DCS program continues to be the leader in power-by-the-hour solutions for the Dash 8-400 fleet and is designed to allow operators to focus on other key business activities while we take care of their component management requirements. Our program, which also provides access to our technical teams’ expertise in warranty administration, planning and supplier management, provides the cost predictability that is a critical part of airline management.”
About the De Havilland Component Solutions (DCS) Program
The DCS program supports the operation of Dash 8-400 aircraft by ensuring cost-effective repair solutions and global accessibility to over a thousand different aircraft components positioned at strategically located distribution centers and at some customers’ operating hubs. The program, which is designed to meet the growing demand for customized repair solutions, accommodates each customer’s requirements and environment. With its low carbon footprint, low 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. More than 150 Dash 8-400 aircraft are enrolled in the DCS program.
About De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited
With more than 5,000 aircraft delivered, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) is well established across the globe and our talented team of aviation professionals is dedicated to advancing our near-100-year reputation for excellence in innovation, production and customer support. Our aircraft operate reliably in some of the world's harshest climates and provide vital connections between rural communities and urban centres – transporting essential cargo and millions of passengers annually. Our aircraft also support a wide variety of special mission operations including aerial firefighting, search and rescue, medical evacuation, reconnaissance and coastal surveillance.
In February 2022, De Havilland Canada became the operating brand for the companies that previously operated as Longview Aviation, Viking Air Ltd, Pacific Sky Training and De Havilland Canada. https://dehavilland.com