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De Havilland Aircraft of Canada

One of Canada’s most iconic aircraft brands, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., has returned to the skies.

Longview Aviation Capital is proud to reintroduce De Havilland Canada with its acquisition of the Dash 8 program—including the 100, 200 and 300 series as well as the in-production Q400 program.

Combining the Dash 8-400 aircraft with the existing Longview portfolio re-unites the entire De Havilland product line under the same banner for the first time in decades.

De Havilland first started in Canada in 1928 and with the design and production of the famous DHC-2 Beaver and the DHC-3 Otter, quickly established itself as one of the most accomplished aircraft designers and manufacturers in the country.

The 75 year-old brand is synonymous globally for expertise, excellence and reliability, and is responsible for building some of the most renowned aircraft in aviation history.

Operating independently for the first time in decades, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited will enhance the tradition of excellence surrounding the Dash 8-400 by continually evolving to meet the needs of customers around the world.

At De Havilland we are proudly rooted in a rich history of constructing Canadian aircraft. Since 1928, the brand has consistently been recognized for its versatility and dependability. That established strong foundation is what De Havilland will build on for a bright future.

In addition to maintaining the Dash 8-400’s position as one of the world’s most important commercial aircraft, existing and potential customers of De Havilland can expect a focus on continued excellence in production, operations and servicing from Longview.

Our new corporate identity draws on the rich brand heritage.
De Havilland is excited about the global opportunities ahead for the Canadian based company and for the Dash 8-400 aircraft.