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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2023 – De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) is pleased to announce an agreement with Advantage Air Travel Limited to supply a Quick Change (QC) freighter kit to support the airline’s business program by providing flexibility for their upcoming Dash 8-400 operation. Designed to offer operational flexibility, these cargo conversion solutions enhance the overall value and extend the high revenue-generating capabilities of the Dash 8-400 aircraft.

“The cargo market is a growing opportunity for airlines looking for solutions to enhance the revenue-generating capabilities of the Dash 8-400 aircraft,” said Ryan DeBrusk, VP Sales and Marketing for De Havilland Canada. “De Havilland Canada’s Quick Change program will provide flexibility for Advantage Air and will ensure their continued success.”

In 2022, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited announced the launch of the Quick Change cargo conversion solution for the Dash 8-400 aircraft to create operational needs for a variety business models. Known worldwide for its low cost of operation, exceptional performance and reliability in airline and special mission operations, the Dash 8-400 aircraft’s rugged design also positions it exceedingly well for cargo operations.

The QC solution is a revenue expansion model that offers flexibility to convert Dash 8-400 aircraft between all-passenger and all-cargo operations/configurations, combining two income stream opportunities for operators and expanding revenue base opportunities. The short time required to switch configurations allows operators to adapt to market dynamics and the installation of smoke detection systems in the cabin eliminates the need for attendants while in cargo operation.

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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. Visit:


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Pictured: James Bosse (Director, Sales, DHC); Captain Somow; Brian Chafe (CEO, DHC); Ryan DeBrusk (VP Sales and Marketing, DHC); Jean-Philippe Côté (VP Programs and Business Improvement, DHC)