De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. has announced that the United Republic of Tanzania, represented by the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA), has signed a firm purchase agreement for a Dash 8-400 aircraft.
It’s the first purchase agreement following De Havilland Canada’s relaunch in June of this year, says the company’s COO, Todd Young. “The Dash 8-400 aircraft is the world’s most advanced and most productive turboprop, and our announcement of this firm order, which will increase Air Tanzania’s fleet to five, signals the carrier’s confidence in the future of our aircraft program,” Young says.
The aircraft will be leased to and operated by Air Tanzania (The Wings of Kilimanjaro), joining three that are already in service and another one previously ordered. It will be delivered in a 78-seat, dual-lavatory configuration.
De Havilland’s customer base includes more than 65 owners and operators around the world, including over 15 new operators in the last five years. The Dash 8-400 aircraft serves in a wide range of missions, from airline and charter operations to specialized roles such as firefighting and cargo-combi.