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AIRCRAFT

 

De Havilland DHC-8 D

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40   Charter operators    75   Maintenance centres    11   ATO training organisations   

Overview

The De Havilland Canada DHC-8 D, the Dash 8, is a turboprop powered regional airliner. DHC was later bought by Boeing in 1988, then by Bombardier in 1992 and by Longview Aviation Capital in 2019, who revived the de Havilland Canada brand.

Powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100s, it was developed from the Dash 7 with improved cruise performance and lower operational costs, but without STOL performance.

The Dash 8 rolled out on 19 April, 1983, its first flight took place on 20 June, 1983 and certification followed on 16 December, 1983. It entered service in 1984.

The Dash 8 has a large T-tail, intended to keep the tail free of prop wash during take off, a very high aspect ratio wing, elongated engine nacelles that hold the rearward-folding landing gear and the pointed nose profile.

The Series 100 was a 39 passenger version that entered service in 1984 and was in production until 2005. The original engine was the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120 and later units used the 1,800 shp PW121.

The Series 200 kept the same airframe but was re-engined for improved performance with 2,150 shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123s.

The Series 300 was introduced in 1989 using a stretched airframe for up to 56 passengers.

Specifications
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Manufacturing data
For detailed information about the manufacture of this aircraft, please consult our sister publication Airframer: De Havilland Dash 8 Series
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Manufacturer
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