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De Havilland Dash 8 Series

Lift typeFixed wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted
Engine typeTurboprop, Electric
ApplicationMilitary Transport, Passenger medium, Search & Rescue, Utility
Final assembly Toronto (Downsview)
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High wing twin turboprop regional airliner. Includes 400 (90 seat) and multi-mission variants. Originally manufactured by Bombardier. Acquired by De Havilland in 2019.

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
De Havilland Dash 8-100 Series 1983 / 1983 2005 37 to 39 passenger, baseline variant.
De Havilland Dash 8-300 Series 1987 / 1987 2009 Stretched 50 to 56 passenger variant.
De Havilland Dash 8-200 Series 1995 / 1995 2009 Same capcity as 8-100 Series but with enhanced engine.
De Havilland Dash 8-400 1995 / 1995 2021 Further stretched airframe design.
De Havilland Dash 8 Q400 1995 / 1997 Stretched version of 8-300 Series, with Active Noise and Vibration Supression.
De Havilland Dash 8 Mutli Mission Aircraft 2014 / 2014 Derived from Q400, made in partnership with L3 Technologies and Leonardo.

Recent news

View full news archive for the De Havilland Dash 8 Series.

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Operations data

For detailed information about current charter operators, maintenance and training providers, and completions services for this aircraft, please consult our sister publication Business Air News: De Havilland DHC-8 D

Airframer

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada LimitedNewsAcquired Dash 8 program from Bombardier, June 2019

Other aircraft programs:    Viking Twin Otter Series 400, DHC 515 Firefighter

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