Africa: Nigeria’s Elin Group orders three Dash 8-400s


Nigerian conglomerate Elin Group has signed a firm purchase agreement with De Havilland Aircraft of Canada (Toronto Downsview) for three Dash 8-400s.

No further details concerning the order, which was announced during the ongoing Dubai Airshow 2019, were revealed.

According to the Managing Director, Elin Group, Caroline Pritheesh, “”The Dash 8-400 turboprop has been operating in Nigeria with other carriers and we have seen how this aircraft can support our diverse operational requirements”.

A privately-owned energy conglomerate based in Nigeria, Elin Group has interests in real estate development, power generation, agriculture, gas utilisation, mining, maritime operations, and the aviation sector.

These aircraft will be supported by Aero Contractors who bring decades of operational experience on the Dash 8 family of aircraft. We greatly appreciate the vision from Elin Group Ltd on the potential in Nigeria and the continued confidence from Aero Contractors where the Dash 8-400 is considered to be “the best aircraft for the job””

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, Arik Air, Lagos, is the only operator of the Dash 8-400 in Nigeria with a fleet of four.

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