Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 298
Unitary Cost: USD$13 million
Also Known As: Dash 8, Dash 8-100, Dash 8-100A, De Havilland Canada 8 and DHC-8
Origin: Canada
Corporations: Bombardier
Parent System: Q Series
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 1,387
Family Members: Q200, Q300 and Q400
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Description: Bombardier's Q Series is a family of turboprop passenger aircraft outstanding by its durability and low noise emissions. These aircraft are also known as de Havilland Dash 8, Dash 8 designation also refers to Q100 model. They operate on regional routes and is enabled for operation at extreme climates such as arctic, tropic or desert. Originally, Dash 8 was the name assigned to this aircraft but in the 1990s Bombardier changed to Q Series to remark it was a quiet aircraft. As of 2005, more than 650 of these aircraft have been sold logging more than 13 million flight hours so far.

Bombardier has developed a family of turboprop aircraft varying the seating capacity from 37- to 70-seat which share a common crew training. Bombardier introduced a new Noise and Vibration Suppression (NVS) system in the Q Series aircraft for enhanced cabin comfort. The NVS system also lowered the noise emissions to unprecedented levels which were deemed as unattainable in the previous generations of turboprop aircraft.

The twin-turboprop Q100 - originally designated as the Dash 8, De Havilland Canada 8, or DHC-8 - is the baseline aircraft of the Q Series aircraft family. The Q100/Dash 8-100 development began in the late 1970s with the first Q100 delivered to an airline for commercial exploitation occurring in 1984. In 1990, Bombardier introduced an improved version designated as the Dash 8-100A. To date, the Q100 remains the workhorse of the Q Series family of aircraft with approximately 300 airplanes sold.

The Q100 is powered by either two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120A or PW121 engines. The PW120A is rated at 2,000 shp and the PW121 at 2,150 shp. The PW121-powered Q100 has improved climbing rate and airfield performance as well as increased payload. The PW120A powered model cruises at 270 knots (500 kph) and has a maximum range of 1,020 nautical miles (1,889 km). The seating capacity in this model ranges from 37 to 39 passengers. Q100 executes Takeoffs and landings on runways below 1,000 meters long.

Q100 Applications

Support Aircraft E-9A

Q100 Specifications

Crew: 3
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 37
Height: 7.49 meter
Length: 22.3 meter
Wingspan: 25.9 meter
Ceiling: 7,620 meter
Max Range: 1,889 kilometer (1,020 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 4,300 shp
Cruise Speed: 139 mps (501 kph)
Empty Weight: 10,406 kilogram
Max Takeoff Weight: 16,500 kilogram (36,376 pound)
Payload: 4,109 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Q100 News

There are 2 news between
9 Apr 2009 and 4 May 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010SeaVue XMC Radar Completes Flight Testing
Thursday, April 9, 2009SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance Becomes Bombardier's Second Recognized Service Facility for Dash 8/Q-Series Aircraft in Europe

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Ryukyu Air Commuter (1); Amakusa Airlines (1)
Papua New Guinea2
Aircraft ordered by Air Niugini (2)
United States of America?
Aircraft ordered by Horizon Air (21)

Grand Total 25
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