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Bombardier Dash 8-301

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29th June 2014
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Aircraft Data

The Dash 8 is a twin engine turboprop short range regional airliner. Developed in the 1970s in response to a demand for 30-40 seater commuter airliners. Since developed into a family of aircraft of increasing size and capability.

First stretch (By 11 feet, 3.43 m)of the basic design, intended to increase passengers to 50. Developed through variants with increasing power, latest version is the Q300 with noise suppression sytem. Figures based on the 300B

Summary data for Bombardier Dash 8 300
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
Canada1987230220248 - 50


2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 Series (3700 - 4300 lbf) turbofan engines.

Engine version is the PW123B that delivers 2500shp.


Dimensions for Bombardier Dash 8 300
Length84 ft. 3 in.
Wing Span90 ft. 0 in.
Height24 ft. 7 in.
Empty Weight25,836 lbs.
Max Weight43,000 lbs.


Performance of Bombardier Dash 8 300
Max Speed330 mph
Cruise Speed328 mph
Ceiling25,000 ft.
Normal Range968nm
Max Range1,260nm

Updated 22nd November 2008

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