De Havilland Dash 8 (102-300)

The De Havilland Canada DHC-8, commonly referred to as the Dash 8, is a series of regional airliners that are powered by turboprop engines. The aircraft was first introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984, and the brand has since been owned by Boeing in 1988, then Bombardier in 1992, and currently by Longview Aviation Capital since 2019. The Dash 8 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 engines and was developed from the Dash 7, with improved cruise performance and lower operational costs. The aircraft is available in three sizes: the 37-40 seat -100 until 2005 and the more powerful -200 from 1995, the stretched 50-56 seats -300 from 1989 until 2009, and the 68-90 seats -400 which is still in production. The QSeries variants were introduced after 1997 and are fitted with active noise control systems.

Key Details

  • Seats 50-56 passengers
  • Maximum speed: 667 km/h
  • Maximum range: 2,764 km
  • Cruising altitude: 6,700 m to 7,620 m