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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 84
Unitary Cost: USD$17 million
Origin: Canada
Corporations: Bombardier
Parent System: Q Series
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 1,387
Family Members: Q100, Q200 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.

Bombardier launched the Q300 project in 1986 two years after the first Q100 was handed over. Three years later in 1989, the first Q300 entered service with a regional carrier of Canada. The Q300 was the first aircraft belonging to the Q Series introducing more power and an extended fuselage to increase its seating capacity. Q300 is longer than Q100 by 3.4 meters (11-ft) and holds 50 to 56 seats. Its take-off and landing characteristics make the Q300 well suited for operation from unprepared airfields such those found in developing countries.

The Q300 aircraft is powered by two PW123B turboprop engines rated at 2,500 shp. These engines allow for enhanced operation in high and hot conditions while delivering increased cruise speed. The maximum takeoff weight was increased thanks to the engines power surplus. The cruise range can be extended a little compared with Q100 using additional fuel tanks drawing out in excess of 2,000 kilometers. Anyways, take-off and landing operations can be done on runways of 1,200 meters long.

Q300 Specifications

Crew: 3
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 56
Height: 7.49 meter
Length: 25.7 meter
Wingspan: 27.4 meter
Ceiling: 7,620 meter
Max Range: 2,034 kilometer (1,098 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 5,000 shp
Cruise Speed: 147 mps (529 kph)
Empty Weight: 11,791 kilogram
Max Takeoff Weight: 19,505 kilogram (43,000 pound)
Payload: 6,126 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Q300 News

There are 6 news between
14 Mar 2006 and 1 Mar 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016Air Inuit to Be Launch Customer for Bombardier Q300 LCD Freighter
Wednesday, November 9, 2011Caribbean Airlines Takes Delivery of its First ATR 72-600
Thursday, April 9, 2009SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance Becomes Bombardier's Second Recognized Service Facility for Dash 8/Q-Series Aircraft in Europe
Wednesday, April 25, 2007Air Philippines Signs Contract for Three Bombardier Q300 Airliners
Monday, December 11, 2006Japan Coast Guard Selects Q300 as Next Generation Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Tuesday, March 14, 2006Australia Orders 10 SeaVue Radars for CoastWatch Program

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Qantas Airways (7); Coast Guard (3)
Aircraft ordered by Tyrolean Airlines (5); Rheintalflug Seewald Geselleschaft mbH (1)
Aircraft ordered by Petroleum Air Services (3)
Aircraft ordered by Augsburg Airways (4)
Aircraft ordered by ANA (3); Japan Coast Guard 3 Q300s as maritime patrol aircraft (MPA); Ryukyu Air Commuter (1); Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (1)
Aircraft ordered by Royal Wings (1)
New Zealand20
Aircraft ordered by Air New Zealand (20)
Aircraft ordered by Wideroe (2)
Papua New Guinea3
Aircraft ordered by Air Niugini (3)
Aircraft ordered by Air Phillippines (3)
Aircraft ordered by Senegal Airlines (1)
Aircraft ordered by the Swedish Coast Guard (3)
Aircraft ordered by UNI Air (2)
Trinidad and Tobago2
Aircraft ordered by BWIA International Airways (2)
United Kingdom12
Aircraft ordered by Flybe (4); Brymon Airways (8)
United States of America4
Aircraft ordered by Caribbean Aircraft Leasing (4)

Grand Total 8419
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