The last DeHavilland aircraft departs from Downsview Airport (YZD)

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Bombardier DHC-8-401 (Q400) (Dash 8-400) C-FJJA (msn 4001) YZD (TMK Photography). Image: 957863.

Downsview Airport (YZD) is located in the North York district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The airport started as a basic air field, then became an air force base

YZD has been an assembly and testing facility for Bombardier Aerospace since 1994.

Bombardier has sold the facility.

The last Bombardier/de Havilland Canada aircraft has now departed the airport. The pictured C-FJJA is the original prototype aircraft for the Q400 program.

C-FJJA departed YZD on June 17 bound for Calgary.

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Top Copyright Photo: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Bombardier DHC-8-401 (Q400) (Dash 8-400) C-FJJA (msn 4001) YZD (TMK Photography). Image: 957863.