Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm that it has delivered one DHC8-400, MSN 4155, to Flybe Ltd on lease. MSN 4155 will be the first of twelve NAC aircraft to join Flybe’s fleet.
President of Nordic Aviation Capital, Norman C.T. Liu, said: ““We are excited to be partnering with Flybe Ltd to help them as they create a strong new company that will build on a very respected and well-known brand. We look forward to seeing them grow and connect communities and regions across the UK and EU.”
Dave Pflieger, CEO of Flybe Ltd, said: “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with NAC to take delivery of our first De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400. This is an exciting time for our team and our new airline, and we look forward to working with both NAC and De Havilland Canada as we launch and grow our fleet with more of these incredibly fast turboprop planes that are more eco- friendly than regional jets.”
Today’s news comes on the heels of the announcement last week that Birmingham Airport will be the location of Flybe Ltd’s new company headquarters and first new crew base.
Pflieger added: “As we noted last Wednesday, environmental sustainability will be a key area of focus from day one for our company, and we plan to do everything possible to reduce our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. To that end, Flybe’s entire fleet will be comprised of Dash 8-400 aircraft because it is an extremely fast turboprop-powered aircraft that can complete short journeys almost as quickly as a regional jet, but with lower CO2 emissions.”
“De Havilland Canada is delighted to welcome the new Flybe Ltd to the Dash 8-400 family of operators, and to see the return of highly efficient regional air service to the communities it will serve,” said Philippe Poutissou, Vice President Sales and Marketing, De Haviland Aircraft of Canada Limited. “The Dash 8-400 aircraft’s attributes – including its low carbon and noise footprints, excellent passenger amenities and operational versatility - will be invaluable as Flybe Ltd builds its network to connect communities across the UK and the region.”