VICTORIA, BC, February 2, 2022 /CNW/ – Longview Aviation Capital has announced that De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited will become the operating brand for the companies currently operating as Longview Aviation, Viking Air, Pacific Sky Training and De Havilland Canada, which together currently support more than 1,000 aerospace jobs across Canada.

“Our acquisition of Bombardier’s De Havilland Dash-8 program in 2019 brought together the entire De Havilland product line for the first time in decades, and we are proud to consolidate our aerospace assets under the iconic De Havilland banner.” , said Longview Aviation Capital. owner, Sherry Bryson. “The De Havilland name is world famous and has a reputation for being designed for rugged use, historic innovation and an iconic safety performance record through high quality Canadian manufacturing and we are excited about the opportunities ahead. to us as a single brand.”

De Havilland plane Canada has been manufacturing aircraft since 1928 and is known for producing high quality, durable aircraft that can operate in the world’s harshest climates. With a current fleet of over 3,000 aircraft in service worldwide, from the iconic Chipmunk, Beaver and Twin Otter to the Dash 8 series, De Havilland Canada aircraft are responsible for getting people and goods to their destination every day. , safely and reliably.

Over the next few weeks, De Havilland Canada will begin to integrate the personnel and operations of Viking Air, Pacific Sky Training and Long-term vision-named businesses under the De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited brand to provide better service and products to our customers through a one-stop approach.

In addition to announcing the new organizational structure, De Havilland Canada also appointed Brian Chafe as the general manager of the company.

“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Chafe as CEO of De Havilland Canada,” said Ms. Brydson. future.”

Chafe is an experienced executive in the Canadian aerospace industry, most recently as CEO of the PAL Group, a diversified global aerospace company active in a range of sectors including aeronautical engineering, maintenance and modification, in-service support, special missions and research. & help. Under Mr. Chafe’s leadership, PAL successfully expanded into a number of new product and geographic markets, developed an in-house R&D capability and became the world leader in maritime surveillance.

“It is a privilege to lead De Havilland Aircraft from Canada into its second century,” Chafe said. “De Havilland Canada’s products are unmatched in the regional and utility turboprop segment of the industry and it is the product of its talented team of aviation professionals. This foundation is why I am so optimistic about our ability to lead the growth of the aerospace sector in Canada as the global economy recovers from the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

About Longview Aviation Capital Corp.

Longview Aviation Capital Corp. was established in 2016 to manage a portfolio of long-term investments in the Canadian aerospace industry, including De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited; Viking Air Ltd. ; Pacific Sky Aviation Ltd; Longview Aviation Asset Management Inc; and Longview Aviation Services.

Long-term visionthrough its subsidiaries, holds type certificates for the entire product line of the original De Havilland airline, including the Twin Otter program and DHC-1 through DHC-8, as well as CANADAIR CL-215, CL-215T and CL-415 aerial firefighting aircraft and the Shorts Skyvan, 360, 330 and Sherpa aircraft families. Long-term vision operates aircraft manufacturing and service support in locations across Canadaincluding Victoria, Calgary and Toronto.

SOURCE De Havilland Aircraft from Canada

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