De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash-8

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An RCAF De Havilland Canada CC-142 Dash 8 at Faro, Portugal in 1989.

The De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash-8, also known as the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 or DHC-8, is a series of twin-engine, medium-range, turboprop airliners. Introduced by De Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984, they are now produced by Bombardier Aerospace. Over 1,000 Dash 8s of all models have been built.

The Dash 8 was developed from the de Havilland Canada Dash 7, which featured extreme short take-off and landing (STOL) performance. With the Dash-8, DHC focused on improving cruise performance and lowering operational costs. The engine chosen was the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100. The aircraft has been delivered in four series. The Series 100 has a maximum capacity of 39, the Series 200 has the same capacity but offers more powerful engines, the Series 300 is a stretched, 50-seat version, and the Series 400 is further stretched to 78 passengers. Models delivered after 1997 have cabin noise suppression and are designated with the prefix "Q". Production of the Series 100 ceased in 2005, and the Q200 and Q300 in 2009.

Users[edit | edit source]

  • Australia
    • Australian Border Force
    • Royal Australian Navy
  • Canada
    • Royal Canadian Air Force
    • Transport Canada
  • Colombia
    • National Police of Colombia
  • France
    • Sécurité Civile
  • Iceland
    • Icelandic Coast Guard
  • Japan
    • Japan Coast Guard
  • Kenya
    • Kenyan Air Force
  • Mexico
    • Mexican Navy
  • Netherlands
    • Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard
  • Sweden
    • Swedish Coast Guard
  • United Arab Emirates
    • United Arab Emirates Air Force
  • United States
    • Neptune Aviation
    • United States Air Force
    • United States Army
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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42-60 seats[edit | edit source]

64-78 seats[edit | edit source]