Longview Aviation Capital Corp. has launched De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited with the formal completion of Longview's US$300 million acquisition of the entire Dash 8 program from Bombardier Inc. This includes the 100, 200 and 300 series and the in-production Q400 program.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited has obtained all regulatory approvals from Transport Canada and relevant competition authorities.
This marks the return of the De Havilland Canada brand to prominence in the global aerospace industry. The iconic De Havilland name dates back almost one hundred years, and is responsible for some of the most renowned aircraft in aviation history.
Longview will carry on the production of Q400 aircraft at the Downsview Facility in Toronto, and will continue performing aftermarket services for Q Series aircraft. 1,200 professionals are joining De Havilland Aircraft of Canada from Bombardier.
Congratulations to the Longview team on this historic milestone. Bennett Jones is proud to have advised Longview on this transformative transaction.