Cobham Aviation Services Australia (Cobham) has taken delivery of its sixth De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 and will add four more aircraft in its move towards a green future.

Cobham says in a statement the latest Dash 8 will join its fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) charter fleet based in Perth supporting Australian mining, oil and gas projects.

The aircraft will commence flights mid-February, it adds.

Cobham’s regional Services managing director Claude Alviani says: “The Dash 8-400 turboprop has…jet-like speed [and] it offers a 30% reduction in fuel burn compared with competing regional jets, radically reducing carbon emissions.”

Alvani says Cobham is committed to providing air travel options with lower carbon emissions for a ‘greener future’ and has plans introduce four more modern aircraft to its fleet in the coming months. Cobham has been adding pre-owned Dash 8s and Embraer E-190s on lease, but in its statement stops short of saying if the additional four will be Dash 8-400s, E-190s or a mix of the two.

Smart Aviation Asia Pacific previously reported that Cobham’s fleet consists of: four Bombardier Challenger 604s, five Dash 8-400s, three E-190s, three Avro RJ100s, four BAe 146s and ten smaller model Dash-8s.

Picture from shows Cobham’s Dash 8. 

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