De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) has signed an agreement with Advantage Air Travel of Kenya to supply a Quick Change (QC) freighter kit to support the airline’s business program by providing flexibility for their upcoming Dash 8-400 operation.
Designed to offer operational flexibility, these cargo conversion solutions enhance the overall value and extend the high revenue-generating capabilities of the Dash 8-400 aircraft.
“The cargo market is a growing opportunity for airlines looking for solutions to enhance the revenue-generating capabilities of the Dash 8-400 aircraft,” said Ryan DeBrusk, vice president of sales and marketing for De Havilland Canada. “De Havilland Canada’s Quick Change program offers a Transport Canada approved cargo conversion that will provide the flexibility desired by the airline and will ensure Advantage Air’s continue success.”
In 2022, De Havilland announced the launch of the Quick Change cargo conversion solution for the Dash 8-400 aircraft to create operational needs for a variety business models. Known worldwide for its low cost of operation, exceptional performance and reliability in airline and special mission operations, the Dash 8-400 aircraft’s rugged design also positions it exceedingly well for cargo operations.
The QC solution is a revenue expansion model that offers flexibility to convert Dash 8-400 aircraft between all-passenger and all-cargo operations/configurations, combining two income stream opportunities for operators and expanding revenue base opportunities. The short time required to switch configurations allows operators to adapt to market dynamics and the installation of smoke detection systems in the cabin eliminates the need for attendants while in cargo operation.