It was a pleasure to have acted as Cayman Islands counsel in connection with the financing by ABSA Bank Limited and African Export – Import Bank of six De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft to TAAG Angola Airlines. The first aircraft in this order was delivered to TAAG in June 2020 and is understood to be the first new aircraft type delivered by any commercial aircraft manufacturer to a new customer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP acted for the lenders and Norton Rose Fulbright acted for TAAG.