Posted on September 5, 2023

News Release

De Havilland Canada Announces Ryan DeBrusk as new Vice-President, Sales and Marketing


Calgary, Alberta, September 5, 2023 - Today, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) announced that Ryan DeBrusk will be joining its leadership team as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, effective September 6, 2023.

DeBrusk’s aerospace career has spanned decades with experience leading customer service, sales and marketing departments for both Bombardier Inc. and Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) and has global experience working with customers in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America.

“I am excited to lead the Sales and Marketing department at De Havilland Canada having worked previously on the Dash 8 platform both at Bombardier and NAC,” said DeBrusk. “This new role allows me to return to the Dash 8 market while also engaging with customers on the other terrific aircraft we produce and support.”

“Ryan’s addition to De Havilland Canada solidifies our customer-focused leadership team and provides our organization with additional expertise that will further drive our strategy to be recognized globally for the quality aircraft and products we produce, support and refurbish,” said Brian Chafe, CEO of De Havilland Canada. “Ryan’s record for developing solid client relationships and building strong cross-functional sales teams will be key to De Havilland Canada’s growth as a business, employer and economic driver in Canada.”

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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De Havilland Canada
Jody Moseley