DE HAVILLAND CANADA

de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd formed January 1928 when assembly of Moths began in derelict warehouse at Mount Dennis, Toronto. Moved 1929 to nearby Downsview, where wartime production included 1,520 Tigers, 1,032 Mosquitoes and 375 Ansons. Post-war built 100 CS2F-1 Trackers and own designs: 218 DHC-1 Chipmunk, 1,657 DHC-2 Beaver I, over 480 DHC-3 Otter, 307 DHC-4 Caribou, 119 DHC-5 Buffalo, 835 DHC-6 Twin Otter, 115 DHC-7 Dash-7 and (by 1992) 388 DHC-8 Dash-8. Began making wings for DC-9 December 1965 until Malton plant was bought, first as Douglas Aircraft Co. of Canada, then as McDonnell Douglas Canada Ltd. Ownership transferred to Canadian government June 1974, and to Boeing January 1986. becoming Boeing Canada, de Havilland Division. Agreement April 1991 to sell to Aerospatiale/Alenia blocked by EC, so February 1992 sale to Bombardier 51% and Ontario government 49%, renamed de Havilland Inc.

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