A proven design by the long and trusted De Havilland Canada. The manufacturer
added the aircraft to their assembly line in the late 1970's
in an attempt to capitalize on the expanding commuter market.
Initial delivery of the aircraft took place on the 23rd of October
1984 by NorOntair in Canada. The aircraft was an immediate success
and saw subsequent production of Series 100, 100A, 100B, 200,
200B, 300, 400 and most recent 'Q' Series. With over 400 in service
around the world, the Dash 8 combines advanced technology, superior
design features and fuel-efficient turbine engines to provide
the ruggedness, reliability and performance required in the short-haul,
high-frequency regional airline environment.
successor to the earlier Dash 7, the aircraft features many similar
features giving it a very low stall speed for short field performance.
Wing mounted engines allow for ample propeller clearance and
are easily accessible to maintenance crews. The de Havilland
Dash 8 family is marketed and supported by Bombardier Regional
TYPE: De Havilland Canada DHC-8-(200)
PERIOD BUILT: 1978 - current
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
200 - Two 1605kW (2150shp) PW123Cs in 200A, or two PW123Ds in 200B.,
Hamilton Standard 14SF-23 four-blade, reversible pitch
span: 89.895 ft, 27.400 m
Length: 84.318 ft, 25.700 m
Height: 24.606 ft, 7.500 m
area :604.937 sqft, 56.200 qm
Empty: (23,004lb), 10,434kg
Max. takeoff: 36,300
lbs. (16,465 kg) -200 series
cruising speed: (295kt) 546km/h
nm (1,713 km)
Long range cruising speed (237kt) 440km/h
rate of climb: 1475ft/min
with 37 passengers 1795km (970nm)
Flightcrew of two. at
four abreast and 79cm (31in) pitch, max seating for 40.
Seating for up to 40 passengers.