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DE HAVILLAND IS BACK BABY! (And the Q400 has a new home & name!)

22.9k JohnnyBoythePilot  4 months ago

The parent group behind Viking Air in Canada has recently bought the entire Q400 program from Bombardier, and has also bought the rights to the de Havilland name & brand. They finalized the process on June 3rd and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. has returned & is now an official company! This is the company that is now producing & supporting the Q400/Dash-8-400, which the aircraft itself is no longer the Q400, but is instead officially called the de Havilland Canada Dash-8-400!

de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. OFFICIAL website

News about de Havilland

Bombardier has also since taken the Q-Series off of their website since they no longer own the aircraft.

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    86.8k ForeverPie

    @JohnnyBoythePilot Yeah, i'd like to announce to you aviation's biggest sellout.

    +2 4 months ago
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    @ForeverPie
    Although I'm glad the Q400 went to another Canadian company, especially a legendary one such as the resurrected de Havilland Canada, because a year ago I read that Bombardier was in talks with selling the Q400 line to a Chinese company.

    +1 4 months ago
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    @ForeverPie
    Yea I haven't heard too many good things about Bombardier. Seems like a lot of Canadians hate the company, which also seems like the company is suffering from severe mismanagement. If Mitsubishi does buy the CRJ series, why not keep producing & supporting the CRJ line along with their MRJ-90? They've essentially bought one of their competing planes at that point and it'll be generating them profit. Maybe rename it the MRJ700/MRJ900/MRJ1000?

    +1 4 months ago
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    86.8k ForeverPie

    Mitsubishi is probably about to buy the CRJ and then get rid of it, Bombardier is a sellout lol

    +1 4 months ago
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    @jamesPLANESii
    Indeed they are. That's one company I would absolutely love to fly for if I become a commercial pilot. Flying tours, charters, and scheduled routes to the San Juan Islands, B.C. Canada, lakes and lodges across the pacific northwest, etc., all that fun stuff! Although they aren't hiring year-around pilots, and only hire seasonal/part-time pilots during their busy summer season when all the tourists are going to the San Juan Islands.

    +1 4 months ago
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    @jamesPLANESii
    I also just found out that Bombardier is in talks with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation in selling the CRJ regional jet series to them, since Bombardier no longer wants to produce commercial aircraft, and only business jets.

    +1 4 months ago
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    Kenmore Air is amazing @JohnnyBoythePilot

    4 months ago
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    @jamesPLANESii
    Yep, Viking Air did, although it's the Turbo Beaver. Kenmore Air also refurbishes, restores, and rebuilds Beavers to where they are almost like new again. I think Kenmore Air is one of the best when it comes to Beavers.

    +1 4 months ago
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    Yaaaaay De Havilland!!!
    I hope they bring the Beaver back
    Oh wait. They did 😏

    +1 4 months ago
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    Hurrah!!!

    +1 4 months ago