Bangladesh has found an able ally in Canada, which has expressed its eagerness to assist Bangladesh in the certification of aircraft, and aviation safety and security.
In addition, Canada is also willing to provide aircraft that is suitable with the weather in Bangladesh.
Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Benoit Prefontaine, made the commitment during his meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal at the latter’s Secretariat office.
Kamal asked for more official proposals from Canada with regards to cooperation in the areas that Prefontaine talked about.
The officials also had talks about the purchase of three Dash-8 aircraft for Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Canadian Company Bombardier.
The purchase committee has already given the go signal for the acquisition of these aircraft under G-to-G basis, according to the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry.
The Bombardier Dash 8 or Q-Series, which is also known as the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 or DHC-8, is a series of twin-engine, medium-range, turboprop airliners.