Renowned local aviation operator, 748 Air Services has announced the acquisition of another Dash 8-Q400 aircraft increasing their total fleet to 14 aircraft(s) of different types and specifications.
With an increase in competition within the industry, this move by 748 Air Services is seen as getting an edge over other players in the sector.
748 Air Services Chairperson, Mr. Ahmed Jibril indicated the new acquisition will boost its capacity to deliver exceptional services to the clients in the various sectors we operate.
“The additional capacity is strategic for us. It will enable us to play an active role in supporting a rising demand for movement of humanitarian workers and urgent relief supplies across the African Continent,” said Mr. Jibril.
The Dash 8-Q400 has a capacity to carry up to 76 passengers and is considered as a high performance and versatile plane, with capabilities for short take-off and landing.
The aircraft was delivered by Medavia (Mediterranean Aviation Company Limited), a De Havilland Canada Authorized Service Facility (ASF) from Malta in Southern Europe.
Medavia also did a C-check on the aircraft, making history as the first Q400 series to undergo heavy and extensive maintenance checks at the facility.
748 Air Services plans to increase its fleet further by acquiring the Dash 8-300 Series.