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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: 817
Unitary Cost: USD$35 million
Also Known As: DHC-8
Origin: Canada
Corporations: Bombardier
Parent System: Q Series
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 1,488
Family Members: Q100, Q200 and Q300
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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 latest addition to the Q Series, the Q400, represents the aircraft with the greater seating capacity, higher cruise speed of 360 knots, longer fuselage and longer range. Bombardier Q400 can accommodate from 68 to 78 passengers while flying on regional routes. It was specifically targeted at low fare and regional carriers which require an aircraft with lower seat per mile cost. Q400 complements jets flying on routes previously out of reach for turboprop-powered airplanes.

The Q400 turboprop aircraft is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A rated at impressive 5,071 shaft horsepower each. The propulsion system includes two high efficiency Dowty Aerospace all-composite, six-bladed propellers. The engines are the key of the Q400 awesome performance compared with other Q Series aircraft and the majority of existing turboprop aircraft. Q400 is available in three models with different maximum gross weight and payload capacity.

Q400 Applications

Support Aircraft Q400 Swordfish

Q400 Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 78
Ceiling: 8,300 meter
Max Range: 2,390 kilometer (1,290 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 10,142 shp
Cruise Speed: 185 mps (666 kph)
Max Takeoff Weight: 28,690 kilogram (63,250 pound)
Payload: 8,483 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Q400 News

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Friday, March 29, 2019Bombardier Signs Firm Purchase Agreement for Six Q400 Turboprops
Friday, September 21, 2018Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet
Monday, September 10, 2018Biman Places Order for Three Bombardier Q400 Airplanes
Tuesday, August 28, 2018CIB Leasing Orders Five Q400 Airplanes Through Previous Order
Saturday, May 5, 2018Angolan Consortium Signs Firm Purchase Agreement for Six Bombardier Q400
Friday, April 27, 2018Ethiopian Airlines Signs Purchase Agreement for 10 Firm Q400 Aircraft
Monday, January 15, 2018Bombardier and Conair Announce Purchase Agreement for Six Q400 Aircraft for Conversion into Q400 Multirole Airtankers
Wednesday, December 13, 2017Bombardier and Qazaq Air Sign Order for Two New Q400 Aircraft
Wednesday, November 29, 2017Bombardier and CemAir Sign Order for Two New Q400 Aircraft
Wednesday, November 15, 2017Nordic Aviation Capital Places Order for Two Bombardier Q400 Airplanes

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Tassili Airlines (4)
Aircraft ordered by African Aero Trading (6)
Aircaft ordered by Qantas Airways/QantasLink (31)
Aircraft ordered by Austrian Airlines (14); Tyroelan Airways (4); Rheintalflug Seewald Geselleschaft mbH (1)
Aircraft ordered by Biman Bangladesh Airlines (5) from Smart Aviation
Aircraft ordered by Porter Airlines (29); Jazz Air (34); WestJet (74); WestJet Encore (16); Hydro-Qu�bec (2); REGCO (10); Conair (6)
Aircraft ordered by Changan Airlines (3); Sutong Airlines (30); CIB Leasing (5)
Aircraft operated by Aires (four previously owned Q400 airplanes)
Cote d'Ivoire4
Aircraft ordered by Air C�te d�Ivoire (4)
Aircraft ordered by Croatia Airlines (6)
Aircraft ordered by Nordic Aviation Capital (6)
Aircraft ordered by Smart Aviation (2) sold to Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Aircraft ordered by Ethiopian Airlines (30)
Aircraft ordered by Air Berlin (10); Augsburg Airways (3)
Aircraft ordered by MIG Aviation 3 Limited (8)
Aircraft ordered by SpiceJet (65)
Aircraft ordered by Elix Aviation Capital Limited (3)
Aircraft ordered by All Nippon Airways - ANA (12); Japan Air Commuter (7); Ryukyu Air Commuter (5)
Aircraft ordered by Qazaq Air (2)
Aircraft ordered by airBaltic
Aircraft ordered by Luxair (12)
Aircraft ordered by Eznis Airways (1)
Aircraft ordered by LAM (1 second-hand)
Aircraft ordered by Arik Air (8)
Aircraft ordered by Wideroe Airline (3)
Papua New Guinea2
Aircraft ordered by Air Niugini (2)
Aircraft ordered by Philippine Airlines (19)
Aircraft ordered by Eurolot (14)
Aircraft ordered by Grupo SATA (4 Q400 NextGen)
Aircraft ordered by Yakutia Airlines (3); Ilyushin Finance Co. (51)
Aircraft ordered by RwandAir (1)
South Africa6
Aircraft ordered by SA Express (2); CemAir (4)
South Korea5
Aircraft ordered by Jeju Air (5)
Aircraft ordered by SAS Commuter (15)
Aircraft ordered by Sky Work Airlines (1); Flybaboo (2)
Aircraft ordered by Government of Tanzania/Air Tanzania (3)
Aircraft ordered by Nok Air (6)
United Arab Emirates19
Aircraft ordered by Palma Holding Limited (5); Abu Dhabi Aviation (4); Falcon Aviation Services (10)
United Kingdom62
Aircraft ordered by Flybe (60); Investec Bank (2)
United States of America101
Aircraft ordered by Pinnacle Airlines (30) for its Colgan Air subsidiary; Horizon Air/Alaska Airlines (54); Frontier Airlines (10); Island Air (2); GECAS (5)

Grand Total 79242
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