De Havilland Canada has delivered the to begin three new Dash 8-400 aircraft ordered by Biman Bangladesh Airlines and the aircraft is enroute to Bangladesh.
The aircraft were ordered under a purchase agreement that was signed between Biman and the Canadian Professional Corporation (“CCC”) in 2018 and will join two Dash 8-400 aircraft which were introduced to Biman’s fleet in 2015 and 2018.
“Our Dash 8-400 aircraft’s excellent economics and passenger environment have allowed us to offer high-frequency providers within Bangladesh and neighboring countries over the last five years and we anticipate the increased operational versatility that our new aircraft provides for our fleet,” said Md Mokabbir Hossain, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Biman. “The blend of our Dash 8-400 turboprops and our narrow body jets boosts our overall network proficiency, connectivity and, eventually, our bodies profitability. Furthermore, through the ongoing pandemic, we've found that the function of our Dash 8-400 aircraft is even more essential as we observe gradual traffic recovery following the lockdown.
“Found in today’s environment, we as well appreciate the Dash 8-400 aircraft’s remarkable cabin air program which includes HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Oxygen) filtration to retain our passengers and crew safe and sound,” added Mr. Hossain.
“The Dash 8-400 aircraft’s turboprop economics and jet-like performance have confirmed to be an excellent match for Biman’s network of short, domestic routes and much longer, international routes,” said Rob Baseggio, Regional Vice President, Sales, De Havilland Canada. “Furthermore, the Dash 8-400 aircraft’s higher passenger and cargo ability set it in addition to the competition and offer Biman with the chance to optimize its network functions.”
“Canada’s strong bilateral ties with Bangladesh through trade and purchase, developmental cooperation, and people-to-people links are centered on enhancing the lives of Bangladeshi persons. CCC is accordingly exceedingly proud that the powerful delivery of the primary new Dash 8-400 aircraft to Biman Bangladesh Airlines will provide increased usage of domestic and international locations and support financial growth in the united states,” said Ernie Briard, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, CCC.
Worldwide, a lot more than 155 airlines, leasing firms and other institutions have ordered practically 1,300 Dash 8 Series aircraft. The fleet of Dash 8 Series aircraft around the world supports varied airline operating versions as low cost carriers, network connectors and point-to-point regional aircraft. They are also deployed in hybrid passenger-cargo functions and all-cargo procedures, and many provide an excellent platform for special objective operations - including fire-fighting, search and rescue, medical evacuation and coastal surveillance.