De Havilland Aircraft of Canada on Saturday, September 11 announced the delivery of another Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines, with the airline reaching a milestone of 32 Dash 8-400 aircraft in its fleet.
Ethiopian added its first Dash 8-400 aircraft into its fleet in March 2010. The recent delivery highlights the confidence in the aircraft and in supporting the carrier’s growing network across Africa.
Ethiopian is a recognized Authorized Service Facility with its first acquisition of the Dash 8-400 simulator for Africa and by recently adding a second simulator highlighting the capabilities of the Star Alliance member operating the aircraft.
Furthermore, Ethiopian’s key strategic partnerships that include ASKY Airlines, Malawi Airlines, Ethiopian Moçambique Airlines and Tchadia Airlines show its strategic partnerships with several carriers across Africa operating the Dash 8-400 aircraft.
There are currently a fleet of over 155 Dash 8 Series aircraft operating in Africa that includes more than 90 Dash 8-400 aircraft.
Owned by the government, Ethiopian began operations in 1946 with its home hub at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
By Victor Shalton Odhiambo