De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Resumes Completion of Aircraft Under Production

TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2021 /CNW/ – De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) announced today that the company is completing the aircraft currently under production. The announcement follows the ratification on October 26, 2021 of collective agreement extensions by members of Unifor Locals 673 and 112 who work at the Downsview site in Toronto.

Dash 8-400 Aircraft (CNW Group/De Havilland Aircraft of Canada)
Dash 8-400 Aircraft (CNW Group/De Havilland Aircraft of Canada)

De Havilland Canada will also begin the process of decommissioning the facility following the sale of the Downsview lands by Bombardier to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board in 2018. The manufacturing equipment will be decommissioned and stored while De Havilland Canada reviews future production opportunities.

Our optimism for the future

De Havilland Canada maintains an optimistic outlook on its future and the future of the Dash 8 program and has stated publicly that it intends to be ready to meet new aircraft demand as the industry recovers from the pandemic. Our objective is to resume new aircraft production at a new site at the earliest possible time, subject to market demand. We believe that our upcoming pause in production is a responsible and prudent measure that reflects current industry conditions and will limit strain on the market and De Havilland Canada’s supply base as the pandemic recovery occurs.

Our leadership and sales teams are in active and ongoing discussions with customers and our commitment to the global community of Dash 8 operators is unchanged. We will be able to offer aircraft from our inventory and we will be proactively seeking new opportunities and investing in new product and service innovations to enhance the Dash 8 aircraft’s relevance to existing and new operators.  In effect, we are seeking to stimulate the demand for Dash 8 aircraft. This demand is the prerequisite to new aircraft production. 

Our July 15, 2021 announcement of our work with Pratt & Whitney Canada to integrate hybrid-electric propulsion technology into a Dash 8-100 flight demonstrator is further evidence of our commitment to build a long-term future for this aircraft program. Our aircraft are well known for their industry-leading credentials on sustainability, including fuel efficiency, low noise footprints and low carbon impact on the environment. We are excited about ongoing R&D efforts to decarbonize aviation and are participating in numerous investigations into the development of technologies and future aircraft designs that support the industry’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

About De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited

De Havilland Canada’s portfolio includes support to the worldwide fleet of Dash 8-100/200/300/400 aircraft, as well as production and sales of the Dash 8-400 aircraft. With its low carbon footprint and 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. https://dehavilland.com

De Havilland, Dash 8, Dash 8-100/200/300 and Dash 8-400 are trademarks of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited.

Unifor members ratify deal with De Havilland, ending three-month strike

TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2021 /CNW/ – Unifor Local 112 and 673 members ratified new agreements with De Havilland Aircraft of Canada today, ending a three-month long strike at the aircraft manufacturer’s Downsview facility in Toronto.

Red Unifor Flag flying outside of the De Havilland plant at Downsview in Toronto. (CNW Group/Unifor)
Red Unifor Flag flying outside of the De Havilland plant at Downsview in Toronto. (CNW Group/Unifor)

“I am proud of all Unifor members at De Havilland for standing strong throughout this strike despite very difficult negotiations and extremely tough economic times. Thanks to the work of our bargaining team, union members now have options for a way forward,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Canada’s aerospace sector is still hurting from the devastating economic impact of COVID-19. Our union will not stop fighting for a comprehensive recovery plan that includes the return of every advanced aerospace manufacturing job affected by the pandemic.”

Negotiations centered on the company’s plans to leave its current production location at the Downsview plant, ending production of the Dash 8 aircraft. In the absence of a commitment to resume production, the agreements provide union members with financial compensation, including retirement incentives, restructuring packages, and enhanced severance packages that double the Employment Standards Act minimum. The agreements also include preferential hiring provisions for union members should production of the Dash 8 resume.

“Looking after our members affected by the end of Dash 8 production was our highest priority and I believe we did just that,” said John Turner, Unifor Local 112 President. “We know severance doesn’t replace a good-paying job or help pass on highly valuable skills from one generation to the next. That’s why our union will continue advocating for protecting our advanced manufacturing jobs.”

The newly ratified agreements cover both Unifor Local 112 members who work in production and Unifor Local 673 members working in office, technical and professional positions at the plant. The deal also preserves approximately 50 jobs at a new office location. The agreement will keep the new office location within a radius of eighty kilometers from Downsview.

“Despite the company exiting Downsview, it was crucial that we secured an office space within a reasonable radius of the plant and maintain a presence for our bargaining unit,” said Maryellen McIlmoyle, Unifor Local 673 President. “We know the economy will recover in the future and, when it does, this space will be an important opportunity to rebuild.”

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 Aircraft Certified by the FAA and EASA to the Most Stringent Noise Emission Standards

  • The FAA and EASA approvals follow the approval by Transport Canada in 2020 that established the Dash 8-400 turboprop as the first regional aircraft and the only turboprop to meet ICAO Chapter 14 requirements
  • As the aviation industry works to reduce the environmental impact of commercial aircraft, the Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approvals are a testament to the Dash 8-400 aircraft’s advanced design and position it well ahead of other regional jets and turboprops in delivering low community noise during take-off and landing
  • Operators globally will benefit from these approvals by not having to re-fleet or re-engine in order to meet the industry’s most stringent noise reduction requirements

TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2021 /CNW/ – De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have issued approvals for the Dash 8-400 turboprop aircraft as having met the most stringent noise emission standards. The aircraft is therefore certified to Stage 5 standards set by the FAA and certified by EASA as having met ICAO Chapter 14 standards. The Dash 8-400 aircraft was the first propeller-driven aircraft, and also the first regional aircraft in the world, to meet ICAO Chapter 14 standards when it was certified by Transport Canada in 2020.

“The approvals by the FAA and EASA have confirmed that the Dash 8-400 aircraft’s advanced design positions it well ahead of current regional jets and turboprops in delivering low community noise during take-off and landing. Furthermore, new regional jet designs that have been proposed to meet these same standards, are several years away from introduction into service,” said Robert Mobilio, Vice President, Engineering and Quality, De Havilland Canada. “Our fleet of more than 600 delivered Dash 8-400 aircraft will continue to derive benefits from these recertifications since operators will be able to access noise-sensitive airports with fewer limitations and lower noise-related charges without the need for product change to meet the stringent noise emission standards.

“The Dash 8-400 noise emission approvals also offer increased opportunities for urban planners to minimize the impact of commercial aviation on communities while the industry works to develop next-generation propulsion technology such as the hybrid-electric propulsion technology being developed by Pratt & Whitney Canada in collaboration with De Havilland Canada,” added Mr. Mobilio.

“The Chapter-based, noise-related charges employed by certain airports in Europe allow airports to align with ICAO’s standards and encourage airlines to adopt the quietest class of aircraft available in the market. As Dash 8-400 aircraft can meet the Chapter 14 Minus category, which is the quietest category even amongst Chapter 14 aircraft, our customers can benefit from significant discounts. An example of this is seen at Gatwick Airport, where operators of Dash 8-400 aircraft can benefit from discounts of 60-80% compared to operators of Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 aircraft,” said Philippe Poutissou, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, De Havilland Canada.

Featuring quiet, swept, six-bladed Dowty propellers on Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A engines, the Dash 8-400 aircraft has once again proven to be an environmentally advanced design. Not only is it quiet on the outside, it is also quiet inside the cabin. In order to further boost the comfort for passengers, the Dash 8-400 aircraft is engineered with a newly improved, proprietary Active Noise and Vibration Suppression (ANVS) system that effectively reduces the propeller noise level inside the aircraft to maximize cabin comfort. The Dash 8-400 aircraft has been acoustically engineered to mitigate the detrimental effects of aircraft noise on human health – inside and out, on the ground and in the sky. 

De Havilland Canada continues to make future-oriented investments to enhance the Company’s competitiveness and ensure that Dash 8 Series aircraft remain at the forefront of the regional aircraft market. 

About De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited

De Havilland Canada’s portfolio includes support to the worldwide fleet of Dash 8-100/200/300/400 aircraft, as well as production and sales of the Dash 8-400 aircraft. With its low carbon footprint and 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. https://dehavilland.com

Air Canada to Launch Daily Service between Toronto Island and Ottawa beginning October 31

New route to complement existing service to Montreal from Billy Bishop Airport

MONTREAL, Oct. 7, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today announced that it will launch a new service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Ottawa beginning October 31, 2021. The route will commence with four return trips daily, increasing to up to eight return trips daily starting in summer 2022.

“Air Canada’s new service from Toronto Island to Ottawa will conveniently link Canada’s capital directly with the centre of the country’s leading business centre. This new route is designed to meet customer demand in this heavily travelled market, with a large business travel component, and complement our recently resumed Montreal-Toronto Island airport service. It is a further example of how Air Canada is rebuilding its network, including by adding new routes and destinations in our determination to emerge from the pandemic an even stronger airline,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

Air Canada presently operates five return flights daily between Toronto Island and Montreal. The schedule for the new Toronto Island-Ottawa service beginning October 31, 2021 is:

FlightDepartsArrivesDays of Operation
AC 8950Toronto Island at 07:00Ottawa at 07:59     Daily
AC 8954Toronto Island at 08:35Ottawa at 09:34     Daily
AC 8960Toronto Island at 17:00Ottawa at 17:59     Daily
AC 8962Toronto Island at 18:00Ottawa at 18:59     Daily
AC 8953Ottawa at 07:00Toronto Island at 08:04     Daily
AC 8955Ottawa at 08:30Toronto Island at 09:34     Daily
AC 8961Ottawa at 16:25Toronto Island at 17:29     Daily
AC 8963Ottawa at 18:30Toronto Island at 19:34     Daily

The service will be operated by Air Canada Express Jazz with a De Havilland Dash 8-400 featuring a complimentary snack and drink. All customers can collect and redeem Aeroplan Points through Canada’s leading loyalty program when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges where available at Canadian airports, priority boarding and other benefits.  Air Canada’s commercial schedule may be adjusted as required based on the COVID-19 trajectory and government restrictions.

Air Canada offers its customers complimentary shuttle bus service between downtown and the Toronto City Airport. The shuttle brings travellers to and from the west entrance of The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, located at the corner of Front and York streets, directly across from Union Station.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, and in 2019 was among the top 20 largest airlines in the world. It is Canada’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. In 2020, Air Canada was named Global Traveler’s Best Airline in North America for the second straight year. In January 2021, Air Canada received APEX’s Diamond Status Certification for the Air Canada CleanCare+ biosafety program for managing COVID-19, the only airline in Canada to attain the highest APEX ranking. Air Canada has also committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. 

Prime minister, premier called out to support De Havilland strikers

Unifor National President Jerry Dias speaks at De Havilland rally.

August 24, 2021 – 12:00 AM

August 24, 2021

TORONTO – Unifor National President Jerry Dias is calling on the prime minister and the Ontario premier to state publicly that there will be no government money for De Havilland if Unifor members are not building the Dash-8 airplane.

“I’m reaching out to Justin Trudeau today and saying Justin you better come out today to say that not one nickel of federal government money will ever see the pockets of Longview if they try to screw the 700 families in Downsview,” Dias told a rally of striking De Havilland workers and supporters today.

Members of Unifor Locals 112 and 673 have been on strike since July 27. Parent company Longview Aviation Capital announced earlier this year it would no longer build the new Dash 8-400 aircraft at the Downsview plant. Dias said the Dash-8 program has long relied on government support, and that both levels of government need to make it clear those days are over without a fair deal.

“The province didn’t put hundreds of millions of dollars into this program so the jobs could go to Alberta,” Dias said.

In Thunder Bay, Premier Doug Ford called moving the Dash-8 out of Ontario “disgusting” and vowed to fight any such move.

Speakers at the rally pointed to the 700 families who rely on the plant to support their families, and called on Longview to return to the bargaining table.

“You might have bought the De Havilland name, but it was the workers who built that name,” said Local 673 President Maryellen McIlmoyle. Local 112 President Scott McIlmoyle said these have been “by far the most frustrating” negotiations he has ever encountered. “Longview has folks at the table who can’t make decisions,” he said.

Despite a court injunction limiting picketing last week, Dias said no one will be allowed into the plant until a deal is reached.

About Unifor

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

De Havilland workers rally to keep 700 jobs in Ontario

TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2021 /CNW/ – Unifor will hold a rally and news conference at the De Havilland picket line on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, where workers are on strike to stop their wealthy corporate owners from moving Dash 8 aircraft production, putting 700 jobs at the Toronto facility at risk.  

Unifor National President Jerry Dias at the De Havilland picket line (CNW Group/Unifor)
Unifor National President Jerry Dias at the De Havilland picket line (CNW Group/Unifor)

“Our union cannot and will not stand idly by as the future of hundreds of highly-skilled workers’ jobs are in jeopardy, threatening the aviation sector’s post-COVID economic recovery,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “Workers deserve better than to be kicked to the curb during a once-in-a-century pandemic by a company whose owner happens to be the wealthiest woman in the country.”

The labour dispute at De Havilland is at the centre of the crisis in Canada’s aerospace sector. Workers have been on strike since July 27, 2021 over the future location of the De Havilland Dash 8 program. Workers at De Havilland, owned by Sherry Brydson of the Thomson family, have built the iconic Dash 8 for generations. The absence of a settlement leaves 700 advanced manufacturing jobs at risk with the current Downsview plant scheduled to close at the end of 2021.

De Havilland workers continue strike action at Downsview

TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2021 /CNW/ – More than 700 De Havilland workers at the Downsview plant remain on strike after the continued negotiations with the company failed to resolve the dispute.

“Union members at the Downsview plant have always clocked in together, worked together, bargained together, and, when necessary, gone on strike together,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President who started his career at the plant. “This situation was caused by Bombardier when they committed to not sell the Dash 8 program then proceeded to do just that.”

Unifor member with Unifor flag outside of Bombardier Aviation Downsview plant (CNW Group/Unifor)
Unifor member with Unifor flag outside of Bombardier Aviation Downsview plant (CNW Group/Unifor)

Bombardier announced plans to sell the Downsview site in May 2018 and in its deliberations with the federal and provincial governments, Bombardier made clear commitments to maintain jobs.

The contract and commitments between Unifor and Bombardier were immediately violated when Bombardier sold the Dash 8 program to Longview Aviation Capital controlled by Thompson family heiress Sherry Brydson.

“We now have the unfortunate situation where we have a tentative agreement with Bombardier and a strike at De Havilland,” added Dias. “This strike is about Longview’s determination that if they revive the Dash 8 program, and we know they will, Longview will likely do so in Calgary. We cannot allow hundreds of highly-skilled aerospace workers in Ontario who built these aircraft for generations, to be left behind.”

Unifor has met with federal ministers and the various provincial government officials including to the Premier to secure governmental cooperation that ensures the commitments made to maintain jobs related to the sale of the Downsview lands are adhered to.

“No one, not even a billionaire heiress from the Thompson family, has the right to violate the commitments made to Downsview workers,” added Dias.

This labour dispute will continue until a fair settlement is reached.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

Union ratifies deal with Bombardier at Downsview; talks with De Havilland continue

From CTV News – link to source story

The Canadian Press Staff | Sunday, August 1, 2021

Unifor

A Unifor flag seen at a rally in Regina. (Brendan Ellis/CTV News)

TORONTO — Unifor says members of two of its locals have ratified an agreement with Bombardier Aviation at its Downsview plant in north Toronto.

Unifor National President Jerry Dias says in a statement that the three-year collective agreement approved by members of Local 112 and 673 makes “significant progress” on key issues such as pensions, as well as on job protection against outsourcing and the use of contractors.

Workers will see raises of 0.5 per cent in Year 1, 0.75 per cent in Year 2 and one per cent in Year 3.

The workers launched a strike late last month against the business jet manufacturer and De Havilland, which it says had made Dash 8 turboprops at the facility.

Unifor says the ratified deal covers approximately 1,500 Bombardier Aviation workers, and runs from June 23, 2021 to June 23, 2024.

But it says 700 De Havilland workers remain on strike as negotiations between it and the company continue, with a dedicated picket line in operation at the De Havilland area of the facility.

“As the industry recovers from this once-in-a-century pandemic and Bombardier prepares to move production to a new facility at Pearson Airport, these collective agreements will ensure our highly skilled members will maintain wages, pension, benefits and other working conditions that are among the best in the industry,” Dias said in the statement.

The union has said the future of the Dash 8 program is the focus of talks with De Havilland.

De Havilland announced earlier this year that it would no longer produce new Dash 8s at the facility beyond currently confirmed orders. De Havilland indicated two years ago that work will end at Downsview once lease agreements for the land expire.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 31, 2021.

Unifor members at Bombardier Aviation and De Havilland Aircraft on strike

TORONTO, July 27, 2021 /CNW/ – Unifor members of Local 112 and 673 at the Downsview plant employed by Bombardier Aviation and De Havilland Aircraft Canada commenced strike action as of 10:01 a.m. today.

“We will remain at the bargaining table with both companies as the strike action is ongoing,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Our union will continue to make every effort to reach a fair settlement but we have a number of key issues to resolve with both employers.”

Unifor Local 112 and 673 members on the picket line at the Downsview plant. (CNW Group/Unifor)
Unifor Local 112 and 673 members on the picket line at the Downsview plant. (CNW Group/Unifor)

Approximately 1,500 Bombardier workers and 700 De Havilland workers are on strike affecting both companies. The Downsview plant is the manufacturing site for Bombardier’s Global series aircraft and De Havilland’s Dash 8 turboprop aircraft.

“Our members are among the most highly skilled workers in the country, building two of the highest quality aircraft products in the world. What we’re looking for is an agreement that reflects that,” said Scott McIlmoyle, President of Unifor Local 112 which represents production and skilled trades workers at the Downsview site.

Unifor previously outlined the union’s key priorities in the negotiations, including pensions, use of contractors and erosion of bargaining unit work at Bombardier and the future of the Dash 8 program at De Havilland. Other issues relate to the sale of the Downsview site in 2018 and both companies’ planned exit of the facility.

“Our members do highly technical, intricate, and precise work that supports some of the most advanced manufacturing this country does. These are demanding jobs. Our members work hard and deserve nothing less than an agreement that values their incredible contribution to these companies and respects their hard work,” said Maryellen McIlmoyle, President of Unifor Local 673 which represents technical, office, and professional workers at both companies.

The union remains committed to reaching a fair settlement with Bombardier Aviation and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

De Havilland Canada Will Continue to Meet All Customer Needs Despite Strike Action; Reiterates Need to Transform Business to Operating Realities

ORONTO, July 27, 2021 /CNW/ – De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada” or the “Company”) released the following statement in response to the decision by Unifor Locals 112 and 673 (collectively, the “Union”) to strike today.  

De Havilland Canada has been working closely with Union leaders for several weeks to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) that benefits all parties. In late June Unifor requested a 30-day extension of the CBA. The Company agreed to the Union’s request out of good faith and hoped that the Union would use the time to adjust its negotiating posture to enable a mutually agreeable outcome. The Company is therefore disappointed that in media statements prior to the resumption of negotiations, and at the bargaining table, the Union continued to assert a position that is drastically out of step with the realities facing De Havilland Canada’s business, and the aviation industry more generally.

De Havilland Canada is eager to collaborate with the Union as we chart a sustainable long-term future for aircraft manufacturing and the skilled employment it supports. But the ability to work together toward a long-term future relies on a concerted effort to transform the business to the circumstances we are facing.

The Company has been consistent in asserting that in order for any agreement to be effective in providing sustainable opportunities for Union members, it must reflect the need to transform the Company in the face of the global aviation industry’s challenging operating context, the market environment for new aircraft, and the fact that the Downsview production site had been sold by its prior owner.

These challenging circumstances are not about our workers – or the Union. The need to transform the Dash 8 aircraft business dates back several years, prior to the pandemic, and prior to De Havilland Canada’s acquisition of the program.

The sale of the production site by the previous owner Bombardier in 2018, established deadlines by which the runway must be demolished and the aircraft site vacated. Put simply: from the moment of that land sale, aircraft manufacturing at Downsview was on borrowed time. De Havilland Canada’s owners invested on this basis out of confidence in the long-term potential of the aircraft program, but the Company has been clear since the outset that change was inevitable.

The need to transform has been made more acute by the pandemic, and its severe effects on the global aviation industry. Customer demand for new aircraft has declined severely as global airlines lost approximately US$128 billion in 2020 and are forecasted to lose another US$48 billion in 2021 (according to IATA forecasts).

Despite the near-term challenges, De Havilland Canada maintains an optimistic outlook on its future and the future of Dash 8 program, and has stated publicly that it intends for the Company to be ready to meet new aircraft demand as the industry recovers (https://dehavilland.com/en/news/posts/focused-on-enhancing-support-to-the-global-dash-8-community-as-the-aviation-industry-recovers). However, the Company cannot and will not rush to a decision on future production location, nor negotiate a site plan in public.

The sole focus of De Havilland Canada’s transformation efforts is to improve the Company’s competitiveness and enhance support to operators of Dash 8 aircraft around the world. The Union must play its part in facilitating this transformation. A fair and reasonable collective bargaining agreement is fundamental to the Company’s ability to continue to invest to develop a sustainable long-term future for the aircraft program – and the highly paid employment it supports.

We are looking to the future of the Dash 8 with optimism. Our leadership and sales teams are in active and ongoing discussions with customers, and De Havilland Canada has continued to invest in product and service innovations to enhance the Dash 8 aircraft’s relevance to customers. The July 15, 2021 announcement of our collaborative work to integrate hybrid-electric technology into a Dash 8-100 flight demonstrator is further evidence of our commitment to build a long-term future for this aircraft program 
(https://dehavilland.com/en/news/posts/de-havilland-canada-working-with-pratt-whitney-canada-to-support-the-development-of-sustainable-hybrid-electric-aircraft-propulsion-technology).

Our negotiating team remains at the bargaining table to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement that benefits all parties.

In the meantime, the Company has comprehensive contingency plans in place in order to continue to meet all customer requirements.

Commitment to the Future of the Dash 8 Aircraft Program
In February 2021, De Havilland Canada reaffirmed its long-term commitment to the global Dash 8 aircraft program, and the Company will be ready to meet new aircraft demand as the industry recovers. The Company continues to make future-oriented investments to enhance the Company’s competitiveness and ensure that Dash 8 Series aircraft remain at the forefront of the regional aircraft market. 

As part of the planned evolution of the Dash 8 platform, and pursuant to the sale of the Downsview production site by previous owner Bombardier in 2018, De Havilland Canada has begun preparing to leave the Downsview site in line with the lease expiry in 2021.

About De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited
De Havilland Canada’s portfolio includes support to the worldwide fleet of Dash 8-100/200/300/400 aircraft, as well as production and sales of the Dash 8-400 aircraft. https://dehavilland.com