Cobham Aviation Services Australia Adds Another De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Dash 8-400
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 instagram.com/jonesy_transport shows Cobham’s Dash 8.
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