De Havilland Canada DHC-8-400 Dash 8

  • CountryCanada
  • Type70 seat regional turboprop airliner
  • PowerplantsTwo 3410kW (4573shp) takeoff rated Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A turboprops driving six blade Dowty propellers.
  • PerformanceMax cruising speed at 95% power and max takeoff weight 648km/h (350kt). Max certificated ceiling 25,000ft, or optionally 27,000ft. Max range with 70 passengers and reserves 2400km (1296nm).
  • WeightsOperating empty 16,580kg (36,520lb), max takeoff 27,330kg (60,198lb) or high gross weight 28,690kg (63,250lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 28.42m (93ft 3in), length 32.84m (107ft 9in), height 8.38m (27ft 5in). Wing area 63.1m2 (679.0sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Can seat 70 passengers at 79cm (31in) pitch or 78 at 76cm (30in) pitch in a single class arrangement.
  • ProductionTotal Q400 firm sales in late 2002 stood at 74, of which 64 had been delivered.

Bombardier's 70 seat de Havilland Dash 8 Series Q400 (or Q400 for short) is the most recent and longest part of the fruitful Dash 8 family, however with new motors, flying and frameworks, a changed wing and extended fuselage is basically an all new plane.

De Havilland was dealing with a further extend of the Dash 8 when Bombardier obtained the organization from Boeing in 1992, despite the fact that the system was not formally dispatched until June 1995. Took off on November 21 1997, the Q400 made its first flight on January 31 1998. Five Q400s were utilized within the 1900 flying hour flight test project, finingish in Canadian certificate being granted on June 14, 1999, and US accreditation on February 8, 2000. The principal conveyance, to dispatch client SAS Commuter, was on January 20, 2000, around 10 months after the fact than initially arranged.

The Q400 is pitched at the short pull territorial aerial shuttle market for stage lengths of 550km (300nm) or less. Notwithstanding the late expansion of territorial planes, Bombardier notes that local planes have made their own particular business specialty and are not supplanting turboprops, which stay more temperate over shorter stage lengths. Bombardier says the Q400's breakeven burden element for a 360km (195nm) stage length will be only 29 travelers.

The Q400 characteristics another fuselage extended 6.83m (22ft 5in) contrasted and the Q300 mated with the recognizable Dash 8 nose segment and vertical tail, while the flat tail is new. The fuselage's cross area and structure is focused around the prior Dash 8's yet with two section entryways at the forward and rearward finishes of the fuselage on the left side, with crisis retreat entryways inverse them on the right side.

The Q400's internal wing segment and wing fuselage wing join are new, while the external wing has been fortified. Force is from two FADEC prepared 3410kw (4573shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada Pw150as.

The Q400 is fitted with Bombardier's NVS dynamic commotion and vibration framework which diminishes lodge clamor to levels equivalent to the CRJ plane carrier. This is accomplished through the utilization of machine controlled dynamic tuned vibration absorbers (Atvas) mounted on the airframe.

The flightdeck characteristics five vast Sextant LCD shade shows which show data to the pilots in a comparable organization to prior Dash 8s, permitting a typical sort rating.

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