Posted on June 20, 2023

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De Havilland Component Solutions Program to continue its support of Luxair Dash 8-400 fleet through 2028, with five-year agreement extension

Luxair Dash 8-400 (source: Luxair)

PARIS, France, June 20, 2023 - De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) today announced that Luxair has signed a five-year extension to the current De Havilland Component Solutions Program (“DCS Program”) agreement. The agreement has been extended to 2028, demonstrating Luxair’s continued confidence in the Dash 8-400 aircraft and the support provided by the DCS Program. The DCS Program provides Luxair with comprehensive component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and access to a strategically located spare part exchange pool.

“We are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with Luxair with this five-year extension to the agreement,” said Leighton Storsley, De Havilland Canada Vice-President, Aftermarket and Business Development. “Our highly customizable DCS Program continues to be the leader in power-by-the-hour solutions for the Dash 8-400 fleet and is designed to allow operators to focus on other key business activities while we take care of their component management requirements.”

"Luxair and De Havilland Canada began their DCS relationship in 2012, when we selected them to provide component maintenance support to our fleet of Dash 8-400 aircraft,” said Christoph Blaha, Luxair Vice-President, Technical Services. “Since then, Luxair has benefitted from the ready availability of spare parts that the program provides in order to support our fleet of 11 aircraft.”

About the De Havilland Component Solutions (DCS) Program
The DCS Program supports the operation of Dash 8-400 aircraft by ensuring cost-effective repair solutions and global accessibility to over a thousand different aircraft components positioned at strategically located distribution centres and at some customers’ operating hubs. The program, which is designed to meet the growing demand for customized repair solutions, accommodates each customer’s requirements and environment. With its low carbon footprint, low operating costs, industry-leading passenger experience, and jet-like performance, the Dash 8-400 aircraft, which seats up to 90 passengers, is the environmentally responsible choice for operators seeking optimal performance on regional routes. More than 150 Dash 8-400 aircraft are enrolled in the DCS Program.

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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