Bombardier DHC Dash 8-Q400 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Bombardier DHC Dash 8-Q400 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Bombardier DHC Dash 8-Q400
AIRCRAFT NAME
DHC Dash 8-Q400
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Bombardier
RANGE
1710 nm
SPEED
360 kts
PASSENGERS
19 people
ACQUISITION COST
$23040000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PW150A 2
AVIONICS
Thales V810
APU
Standard
WINGSPAN
93.25 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Dash 8-Q400 is a 70-passenger regional turboprop. It is the largest of the Dash 8 family. The Q400 is a stretched version of the Q300 and uses the same nose and vertical tail but the wing and horizontal tail are new. Two Pratt & Whitney PW 150A engines power the Dash 8-Q400.
 
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 onboard systems. This is supposed to lead to jet levels of quietness at turboprop prices. The Dash 8-Q400 offers a large stand-up cabin with the Dash 8's payload and range flexibility.