Crippled by the drop off in passenger demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian regional carrier Jazz Aviation will convert De Havilland Dash 8-400s to carry packages instead of people.
De Havilland and Viking announced an immediate halt to turboprop manufacturing as a result of COVID-19.
Canadian plane makers De Havilland and Viking Air have pulled out of the Singapore Airshow, citing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
De Havilland has reported its first firm order since the company’s rebrand and the re-launch of the Dash-8 name in June.
David Curtis, the Executive Chair of Longview Aviation Capital, believes the Dash 8 can capture a larger share of the market, thanks to a renewed focus on turboprops.
De Havilland was set to mark a milestone Friday, delivering its 600th Dash 8-400 aircraft.