- Within months of returning to global prominence, De Havilland Canada has become a member of ERA (European Regions Airline Association).
On 1 June 2019, Longview Aviation Capital reintroduced De Havilland Aircraft of Canada (De Havilland Canada) with its acquisition of the Dash 8 aircraft programme, re-uniting the entire De Havilland product line under the same banner for the first time in decades.
ERA Director General, Montserrat Barriga, says: “I’m delighted to welcome De Havilland Aircraft of Canada into membership. With its 90-year history, the manufacturing company brings a long and successful legacy, adding further substance to the association’s expanding membership and highlighting the value that ERA provides.”
ERA is the only European trade body to include the full range of companies involved in European aviation, including airlines, airports, manufacturers and suppliers. De Havilland Canada brings the number of ERA member manufacturers to 13, further strengthening ERA’s united voice and combined efforts for the sake of the European aviation industry.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada’s Chief Operating Officer, Todd Young, adds: “It is important for De Havilland Canada to be present and engaged with ERA to help shape the future of our industry. At last count, eight ERA airline members operate more than 100 Dash 8 aircraft and these are supported by a network of associate member suppliers whose success relies on the efficient operation of our aircraft type. By partnering with these companies within ERA, we can help shape a successful and sustainable future for our customers and for our products.”