Canada interested to help BD boost aviation safety

10 Jan,2018


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Canada on Wednesday expressed willingness to help Bangladesh in the areas of certification of aircraft, aviation safety and security.

Canada has also expressed interest to provide aircraft which are friendly with Bangladesh weather.

Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka Benoit Prefontaine conveyed it during his meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal at the latter’s Secretariat office.

Minister Kamal sought specific proposals from Canada regarding cooperation in the areas the High Commissioner mentioned. 

They also discussed the purchase of three Dash-8 aircraft for Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Canadian Company Bombardier.

The purchase committee has already approved the purchase of these aircraft under G-to-G basis, according to Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry here.

The Bombardier Dash 8 or Q-Series, previously known as the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 or DHC-8, is a series of twin-engine, medium-range, turboprop airliners.


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