Aircraft Description

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.

A successor to the earlier Dash 7, the aircraft features many similar aerodynamic 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 Aircraft.

  • TYPE: De Havilland Canada DHC-8-(200)
  • PERIOD BUILT: 1978 - current
  • ENGINE: 200 - Two 1605kW (2150shp) PW123Cs in 200A, or two PW123Ds in 200B., 2,150 shp
  • PROPELLORS: Hamilton Standard 14SF-23 four-blade, reversible pitch
    • Wing span: 89.895 ft, 27.400 m
    • Length: 84.318 ft, 25.700 m
    • Height: 24.606 ft, 7.500 m
    • Wing area :604.937 sqft, 56.200 qm
    • Empty: (23,004lb), 10,434kg
    • Max. takeoff: 36,300 lbs. (16,465 kg) -200 series
    • Max cruising speed: (295kt) 546km/h
    • Max. operating altitude:
    • Range: 925 nm (1,713 km)
    • Long range cruising speed (237kt) 440km/h
    • Initial rate of climb: 1475ft/min
    • Range 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.

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