The Republic of Ghana has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase up to six Dash 8-400 aircraft from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited as the country plans to launch a new national airline based in Accra.
The announcement was made at the Dubai Airshow, taking place in the UAE till November 21.
“We are very excited to be working with De Havilland Canada to develop our fleet with a modern aircraft that will support the development of our new national airline and provide a strong foundation as we work to build a broader network and become the aviation hub of West Africa,” said Joseph Kofi Adda, minster of Aviation, Ghana. “The Dash 8-400 aircraft provides the proven reliability and performance we are seeking and will be a great asset to our airline."
“We are committed to offering our communities state-of-the-art air transportation, and the Dash 8-400 aircraft offers the perfect mix of passenger amenities, cargo capacity, operational economics and environmental credentials to meet our requirements. We are looking forward to finalising a purchase agreement with De Havilland Canada in the near future and securing up to six Dash 8-400 aircraft for our fleet,” added the minister.
“It is always a source of pride when our Dash 8-400 aircraft is selected for a flag carrier and we welcome this opportunity to work with the people of Ghana as they establish their new national airline,” said Todd Young, chief operating officer, De Havilland Canada. “The advanced Dash 8-400 aircraft continues to prove its capabilities across Africa’s diverse landscape and we are confident that its hot-and-high performance, as well as its short take-off and landing capability, will meet the demands of Ghana’s warm, dry coastal areas, its hotter, more humid regions, as well as any challenging airport operations.” - TradeArabia News Service