De Havilland Aircraft of Canada announced recently in aviation news, a cautious return to work for its employees and to resume operations.

The first phase of return to work involved 100 employees focused on pre-flight activities and deliveries of Dash-8-400 aircraft.

The company suspended manufacturing operations on March 20 to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on its workers. 

During the suspension of work, De Havilland has continued to provide customer and technical support to its customers worldwide. Transport Canada recently approved a new version of the popular Dash-8 model named – Simplified Packaged Freighter that can quickly transform the aircraft cabin to carry light freight and expand the ability to many smaller air operators around the world.

Dash-8 – 400 Aircraft


The De Havilland name is world-famous for its aircraft that filled so many unique applications over the decades has undergone some recent changes but has continued to provide the type of aircraft that are reliable and efficient. De Havilland produced some of the finest short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft the aviation industry has ever witnessed.

The writer, an aviation freelance writer, and author of published work have a long and intimate relationship with some of De Havilland’s great STOL airplanes.

We will be writing much more on some of the historical aspects of this world-famous manufacturer.


Dave Rohee

Freelance Journalist & Published author