Bombardier DHC Dash 8-Q300 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Bombardier DHC Dash 8-Q300 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Bombardier DHC Dash 8-Q300
AIRCRAFT NAME
DHC Dash 8-Q300
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Bombardier
RANGE
1732 nm
SPEED
286 kts
PASSENGERS
19 people
ACQUISITION COST
$12830000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PW123B 2
AVIONICS
Honeywell SPZ-8000
APU
Standard
WINGSPAN
90 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Dash 8-Q300 is a 50-passenger regional turboprop. In 1985, De Havilland initiated the stretch version of the -100 to accommodate up to 50 passengers in airliner configuration. They also increased the size of the galley and lavatory in comparison to earlier models. Two Pratt & Whitney PW 123B engines power the Dash 8-Q300.
 
The “Q” series incorporates Bombardier’s “Quiet” technology, known as the Noise and Vibration Suppression (NVS) system. The vibration and noise generated by the aircraft is actively monitored and partially cancelled out by counter-vibrations generated by on-board systems. This is supposed to lead to jet quiet levels at turboprop prices. The Dash 8-Q300 offers a large stand-up cabin with the flexibility of payload and range of other Dash 8s.