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Voyageur Aviation Dash 8-400 deal with Waltzing Matilda

February 28, 2022  By Wings Staff

Voyageur Aviation, the North Bay, Ont.-based subsidiary of Chorus Aviation, entered into an agreement to provide on-site inventory, component repair and overhaul and detailed service level support for the De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Dash 8-400 to Boston’s Waltzing Matilda Aviation, under its Connect Airlines brand, through Voyageur’s Exchange Component and Leasing subscription program.

“Connect Airlines is an emerging regional operator and Voyageur is thrilled to partner with them through our innovative EXCL parts program.” Said Gary Gilbert, Vice President, Avparts, Voyageur. “With Voyageur’s extensive operational experience and knowledge in component repair and overhaul of the Dash 8-400, we are the perfect partner for Connect as a new operator.”

Voyageur’s Exchange Component and Leasing (EXCL) program is a paid monthly subscription service offering operators direct, priority access to all rotable components. EXCL is customizable to meet the customer’s needs.

“We are building a smarter regional airline and given Voyageur’s breadth of component MRO services and depth of experience on the Dash 8-400, this is the smart choice for Connect Airlines,” said Dave Marcontell, Chief Operating Officer, Waltzing Matilda.


Voyageur developed the EXCL program to provide customers with more freedom, flexibility, and control over maintenance costs with no minimums or maximums on flight hours.


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