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Q400  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: 625
Unitary Cost: USD$35 million
Origin: Canada
Corporations: Bombardier
Parent System: Q Series
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1984
Total Production: 1,296
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.

Q Series Orders

Q400

Q Series items 1996-2014

View full report Chart includes Q400 (528), Q300 (81), Q200 (31), Q100 (2)
1,1996, 29,1997,20 24,1998,1 39,1999,25 4,2000, 12,2001,10 4,2002,4 28,2003,19 19,2004,2 52,2005,44 54,2006,34 74,2007,67 53,2008,53 32,2009,32 43,2010,43 6,2011,6 47,2012,47 106,2013,106 15,2014,15

Q400 Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 78
Performance
Ceiling: 8,300 meter (27,231 foot)
Max Range: 2,390 kilometer (1,290 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 10,142 shp (7,566 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 185 mps (666 kph)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 28,690 kilogram (63,250 pound)
Payload: 8,483 kilogram (18,701 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Q400 News

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Monday, March 31, 2014Nok Air Purchases Two More Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft
Island Air Signs Purchase Agreement for up to Six Q400 NextGen Airliners
Thursday, March 27, 2014WestJet Encore Purchases Five New Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft
Thursday, February 27, 2014Bombardier Delivers Dual-Class Q400 NextGen Airliner to RwandAir
Wednesday, February 12, 2014US-Bangla Airlines to Launch its First Operations with Two Bombardier Q400 Aircraft
Sunday, February 9, 2014Falcon Aviation Services Orders Two Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft
Monday, February 3, 2014Palma Holding Limited Places Firm Order for up to eight Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft
Wednesday, December 18, 2013Air Cote d'Ivoire Signs Firm Purchase Agreement with Options for up to Four Q400 NextGen Aircraft
Thursday, December 5, 2013Sutong Airlines Signs Letter of Intent for 30 Bombardier Q400 Turboprops
Tuesday, November 19, 2013Abu Dhabi Aviation Signs LOI for Two Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Algeria4
Aircraft ordered by Tassili Airlines (4)
Australia31
Aircaft ordered by Qantas Airways/QantasLink (31)
Austria19
Aircraft ordered by Austrian Airlines (14); Tyroelan Airways (4); Rheintalflug Seewald Geselleschaft mbH (1)
Canada129
Aircraft ordered by Porter Airlines (26); Jazz Air (21); WestJet (70); Hydro-Qu�bec (2); REGCO (10)
China33
Aircraft ordered by Changan Airlines (3); Sutong Airlines (30)
Colombia?
Aircraft operated by Aires (four previously owned Q400 airplanes)
Cote d'Ivoire2
Aircraft ordered by Air C�te d�Ivoire (2)
Croatia6
Aircraft ordered by Croatia Airlines (6)
Denmark4
Aircraft ordered by Nordic Aviation Capital (4)
Egypt2
Aircraft ordered by Smart Aviation (2)
Ethiopia13
Aircraft ordered by Ethiopian Airlines (13)
Germany13
Aircraft ordered by Air Berlin (10); Augsburg Airways (3)
Greece8
Aircraft ordered by MIG Aviation 3 Limited (8)
India15
Aircraft ordered by SpiceJet (15)
Japan19
Aircraft ordered by All Nippon Airways - ANA (12); Japan Air Commuter (7)
Latvia?
Aircraft ordered by airBaltic
Luxembourg9
Aircraft ordered by Luxair (9)
Mongolia?
Aircraft ordered by Eznis Airways (1)
Mozambique1
Aircraft ordered by LAM (1 second-hand)
Nigeria8
Aircraft ordered by Arik Air (8)
Norway3
Aircraft ordered by Wideroe Airline (3)
Papua New Guinea2
Aircraft ordered by Air Niugini (2)
Poland14
Aircraft ordered by Eurolot (14)
Portugal4
Aircraft ordered by Grupo SATA (4 Q400 NextGen)
Russia53
Aircraft ordered by Yakutia Airlines (3); Ilyushin Finance Co. (50)
Rwanda1
Aircraft ordered by RwandAir (1)
South Africa2
Aircraft ordered by SA Express (2)
South Korea5
Aircraft ordered by Jeju Air (5)
Sweden29
Aircraft ordered by SAS Commuter (15)
Switzerland3
Aircraft ordered by Sky Work Airlines (1); Flybaboo (2)
Thailand4
Aircraft ordered by Nok Air (4)
United Arab Emirates8
Aircraft ordered by Palma Holding Limited (4); Abu Dhabi Aviation (2); Falcon Aviation Services (2)
United Kingdom60
Aircraft ordered by Flybe (60)
United States of America93
Aircraft ordered by Pinnacle Airlines (30) for its Colgan Air subsidiary; Horizon Air/Alaska Airlines (51); Frontier Airlines (10); Island Air (2)

Grand Total 59736
Turboprop Aircraft Engines
PW150Ax2

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