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Bombardier Dash 8/Q Series

Bombardier DHC-8-402/Q400 G-JECK Flybe - British European

The Bombardier Dash 8 or Q-Series, previously known as the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 or DHC-8, is a series of twin-engined, medium range, turboprop airliners.

  • Role: Turboprop airliner
  • National origin: Canada
  • Manufacturer: de Havilland Canada/Bombardier Aerospace
  • First flight: June 20, 1983
  • Introduction: 1984 with NorOntair
  • Status: In production, in service
  • Produced: 1983–present
  • Number built: 1150 (as of 31 December 2014)

Variants

  • DHC-8-100 series
  • CC-142
  • CT-142
  • E-9A Widget
  • DHC-8-200 series
  • DHC-8-300 series
  • DHC-8-300 MSA
  • DHC-8-400 series
  • Q400
  • Q400NextGen
  • Q400-MR
  • DHC-8 MPA-D8
  • DHC-8-402PF

Specifications

DHC-8-100 series

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Seating capacity, typical: 37–39
  • Overall length: 73 ft (22.25 m)
  • Wingspan: 84 ft 11 in (25.89 m)
  • Overall height: 24 ft 7 in (7.49 m)
  • Fuselage width: 28 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
  • Operating empty weight: 32,400 lb (14,700 kg)
  • Maximum landing weight: 34,500 lb (15,650 kg)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 36,300 lb (16,470 kg)
  • Engine (× 2): PW120A/PW121

Performance

  • Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
  • Cruising speed: 310 mph (500 km/h) 269 knots
  • Range fully loaded: 1,174 miles (1,889 km)

DHC-8-200 series

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Seating capacity, typical: 37–39
  • Overall length: 73 ft (22.25 m)
  • Wingspan: 84 ft 11 in (25.89 m)
  • Overall height: 24 ft 7 in (7.49 m)
  • Fuselage width: 28 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
  • Operating empty weight: 32,400 lb (14,700 kg)
  • Maximum landing weight: 34,500 lb (15,650 kg)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 36,300 lb (16,470 kg)
  • Engine (× 2): PW123C/D

Performance

  • Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
  • Cruising speed: 334 mph (537 km/h) 290 knots
  • Range fully loaded: 1,065 miles (1,713 km)

DHC-8-300 series

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Seating capacity, typical: 50–56
  • Overall length: 84 ft 3 in (25.68 m)
  • Wingspan: 90 ft (27.43 m)
  • Overall height: 24 ft 7 in (7.49 m)
  • Fuselage width: 28 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
  • Operating empty weight: 25,995 lb (11,791 kg)
  • Maximum landing weight: 42,000 lb (19,050 kg)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 43,000 lb (19,500 kg)
  • Engine (× 2): PW123B

Performance

  • Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
  • Cruising speed: 328 mph (528 km/h) 285 knots
  • Range fully loaded: 968 miles (1,558 km)

Q400 series

Bombardier DHC-8-402/Q400 YL-BAY Air Baltic

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: 2
  • Seating capacity, typical: 68–86
  • Overall length: 107 ft 8 in (32.81 m)
  • Wingspan: 93 ft 2 in (28.4 m)
  • Overall height: 27 ft 3 in (8.3 m)
  • Fuselage width: 28 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
  • Operating empty weight: 37,886 lb (17,185 kg)
  • Maximum landing weight: 61,750 lb (28,010 kg)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 64,500 lb (29,260 kg)
  • Engine (× 2): PW150A

Performance

  • Service ceiling: 27,000 ft (8,230 m)
  • Cruising speed: 414 mph (667 km/h) 360 knots
  • Range fully loaded: 1,567 miles (2,522 km)

Bombardier Q400 D-ABQG Air Berlin