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The Bombardier Dash 8, previously the de Havilland Canada Dash 8, is a regional airliner delivered in three size categories, typically seating from 37 to 78 passengers. The following lists both former and current operators.

Civil operators[edit]

A DHC-8-103Q Dash 8 of Ryukyu Air Commuter at Minami-Daito Airport on Okinawa
Q200 B-17201 of Uni Air, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Austrian airline InterSky Q300 at Berlin's Tempelhof International Airport
Air Tanzania DHC-8-300 at Songwe Airport in Mbeya.
Two Widerøe Dash 8 at Trondheim Airport, Værnes: Q400 (front) and a -100 (back).
Flybe Q400 (G-JEDN) lands at Bristol Airport
  • A total of 221 Dash 8 Series 100 aircraft were in airline service with 47 operators as of August 2008.[1]
  • A total of 71 Dash 8 Series 200 aircraft were in commercial service with 15 operators as of August 2008.[1]
  • A total of 214 Dash 8 Series 300 aircraft were in airline service, with 13 further orders as of August 2006.[2]
  • A total of 142 Q400 aircraft are in airline service, with 213 orders as of March 2009.

Major Dash 8 operators include:

Airline -100 -200 -300 -400 Total Orders Options
Abu Dhabi Aviation 02 !2 04 !4[3] 06 !6
Aero Contractors 05 !5 05 !5
ALM Antillean Airlines 06 !6 06 !6
airBaltic 12 !12 12 !12
Air Canada Express
(Jazz Aviation LP)[4]
36 28 21 85 9
Air Creebec[4] 07 !7 01 !1 08 !8
Air Greenland 05 !5 05 !5
Air Iceland 02 !2 02 !2
Air Inuit[4] 05 !5 06 !6 11
Air Labrador
(Labrador Airways)[4] A
02 !2 02 !2
Air Nelson 23 23
Air Nippon Network 05 !5 14 19
Air Niugini 02 !2 03 !3 03 !3 03 !3 11 !11
Air Nostrum 03 !3 03 !3
Air Panama 01 !1 01 !1 02 !2
Airphil Express 03 !3 05 !5 08 !8
Air Service Gabon 03 !3 01 !1 04 !4
Air Tanzania 01 !1 01 !1
Airlines PNG 07 !7 07 !7
Arctic Sunwest Charters
(171817 Canada Inc)[4]
02 !2 02 !2
Arik Air 02 ! 00 !2 03 !2 04 !4
Augsburg Airways 10 10
Austrian Airlines (Tyrolean Airways)[5] 14 14
Avmax Aircraft Leasing[4] B E 03 !3 01 !1 04 !4
Bahamasair 06 !6 06 !6
Bombardier Inc.[4] 02 !2 14 16
Buraq Air 03 !3 03 !3
Canadian North[4] 04 !4 04 !4
Republic Airways 20 14
CommutAir (United Express) 16 5 21
Croatia Airlines 06 !6 06 !6 04 !4
Darwin Airline 02 !2 02 !2
Denim Air 12 12
Dutch Caribbean Express 02 !2 02 !2
Eastern Airways[6] 05 !3 03 !3
Eastern Australia Airlines 09 !9 03 !3 10 22
Era Aviation 08 !8 08 !8
Ethiopian Airlines 08 !8 08 !8
EuroLOT[7] 11 !11 (+3) 11 !11 03 !3 06 !6
Eznis Airways 01 !1 (+1) 01 !1 01 !1
Field Aviation[4] 02 !2 02 !2
Fly540 03 !3 03 !3
Flybe 57 (+3) 57 03 !3
GMG Airlines 02 !2 02 !2
Goldcorp Canada[4] 01 !1 01 !1
Gouvernement du Québec, Service aérien gouvernemental[4] 01 !1 01 !1
Hawkair[4] C 03 !3 02 !2 05 !5
Horizon Air 50 50 - 7
Hydro-Québec[4] 01 !1 02 !2 03 !3
InterSky 04 !4 04 !4
Island Air 06 !6 06 !6
Japan Air Commuter 09 !9 (+1) 09 !9 01 !1
LAM Mozambique Airlines 01 !1 (+3) 01 !1 03 !3
LAN Colombia 7 04 ! 7
LC PERU 01 !1 04 ! 01 !1 6
LIAT 03 !3 13 16
Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter 10 10
Luxair[8] 05 !5 05 !5 4[9] 4[9]
Maldivian 02 !2 03 !3 05 !5
Malév Hungarian Airlines 04 !4 (+4/4) 04 !4 04 !4 04 !4
Mesa Airlines 06 !6 12 18
Nav Canada[4] 01 !1 01 !1
North Cariboo Air
(North Cariboo Flying Service)[4]
02 !2 06 !6 02 !2 10 !10
Olympic Air 05 !5 09 !9 (+8)[10] 14 08 !8
Oriental Air Bridge 02 !2 02 !2
PAL Aerospace[4] 02 !2 02 !2
PAL Express 03 !4 06 !5 09 !9
Perimeter Aviation[4] 03 !3 2 5
Petroleum Air Services 05 !5 05 !5
Piedmont Airlines 33 11 44
Porter Airlines[4] 26 !26 (+4)[11] 26 !26 04 !4
Province of Alberta, Department Of Public Works[4] 01 !1 01 !1
Provincial Airlines[4] D 04 !4 01 !1 05 !5
Regional 1[4] E 01 !1 02 !2 01 !1 04 !4
QantasLink 5 15 14 (+7/24) 14 07 !7 24
Regent Airways 02 !2 02 !2
Ryukyu Air Commuter 04 !4 04 !4
SATA Air Açores[12] 02 !2 04 !4 06 !6
SAS Group (as airBaltic and Widerøe) (+14)[13] 14
Sky Regional Airlines[4] 05 !5 05 !5
Sky Work Airlines 01 !3[14] 01 !3
Skytrans Airlines 9 !9 3 !3 12 !12
South African Express 05 !5 02 !2 07 !7
Southern Star Airlines 01 !1[15] - 01 !1
Sunshine Airlines 02 !2 06 !6 08 !8
SpiceJet[4] 07 !15 (+15) 07 !15 08 !15 15 !
Sunwest Aviation[4] 01 !1 01 !1
Tassili Airlines Algeria (+4) 04 !4 04 !4 04 !4
United Airways 02 !2[16] 02 !2
Uni Air 08 !8 08 !8
Voyageur Airways[4] 06 !6 06 !6
WestJet[17] 4 4 16 25
Widerøe 19 2 07 !7 06 !11 34 01 !1
Wings Abadi Air 08 !(+8) 08 !8
World Wide Aircraft Ferrying[4] 01 !1 01 !1 02 !2
Yemenia Joint Venture (YJV) 03 !3 03 !3

Some 25 other airlines operate fewer than three Dash 8 Series 100s.[1] Some four other airlines operate fewer than two Dash 8 Series 200s.[1] Some 11 other airlines operate smaller numbers of Dash 8 Series 300.[2] Some 17 other airlines operate smaller numbers of Dash 8 Series 400.[2]

In February 2007, Pinnacle Airlines Corporation announced an order for 15 Q400s on behalf of its recently acquired subsidiary, Colgan Air. The aircraft will be operated in a codeshare agreement with Continental Airlines, under the Continental Connection banner out of their Newark, New Jersey hub.[18]

Notes[edit]

  • :A.^ Both aircraft are listed as having their registration cancelled.
  • :B.^ Two of the 100 series are listed as having their registration cancelled.
  • :C.^ One of the 200 series is listed as having an expired registration as of 2005.
  • :D.^ Provincial Airlines is owned by Provincial Aerospace.
  • :E.^ Regional 1 is owned by Avmax.

Former civil Operators[edit]

 Brazil
 Republic of Korea
 Italy
 Jordan
 New Zealand
 Suriname
 Indonesia

DHC-8 Dash 8 aircraft were also formerly operated in the U.S.A. by Metro Airlines flying as Eastern Metro Express via a code share agreement with Eastern Airlines.

Coast guard and military operators[edit]

CT-142 Dash 8 "Gonzo" from 402 Squadron, Canadian Forces, Winnipeg, Manitoba
USAF E-9A "Widget" over Tyndall Air Force Base
Operator Country Number Model Role Ref
Caribbean Coastguard  Aruba
 Sint Maarten
 Curaçao
 Caribbean Netherlands
02 !2 MPA-D8 Maritime surveillance [19]
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service  Australia 10 !10 -200 (6)
-300 (4)
Maritime surveillance [1][2]
Royal Australian Navy 1 -200 Hydrographic Survey [20]
Royal Canadian Air Force  Canada 04 !4 CT-142 "Gonzo" Navigational trainer [21]
Transport Canada 02 !2 -100 maritime surveillance operated for Canadian Coast Guard [4]
Icelandic Coast Guard  Iceland 01 !1 -300 maritime surveillance [22]
Japan Coast Guard  Japan 03 !3 -300 MSA maritime surveillance
Kenya Air Force  Kenya 03 !3 -100 medium lift transport
Mexican Navy  Mexico 01 !1 -202 utility transport
Swedish Coast Guard  Sweden 03 !3 -300 MSA maritime surveillance [23]
United States Air Force  United States 02 !2 E-9A "Widget" surveillance aircraft [24]
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 07 !7 4-200s, 3-300s MPA Maritime Patrol

Other applications[edit]

Two used Q400s, acquired from Scandinavian Airlines System, were modified by Cascade Aerospace of Abbotsford, British Columbia for France's Sécurité Civile as fire-fighting water bombers in the fire season and as transport aircraft off season. The Q400 Airtanker can drop 10,000 L (2,200 imp gal; 2,600 US gal)[25] of water in this role compared to Bombardier's CL-415 dedicated water bomber which can drop 6,140 L (1,350 imp gal; 1,620 US gal). The latter, however, is amphibious and requires less infrastructure.

Neptune Aviation of Missoula, Montana have acquired a Q300 as a prototype for future Q200/Q300 water bombers to replace current P2V aircraft.[26]

Dash8 Sécurité Civile France

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "World Airliner Census." Flight International, 19–25 August 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d "World Airliner Census". Flight International, 3–9 October 2006.
  3. ^ Dhabi "Fleet Abu Dhabi Aviation." airfleets.net, 13 July 2008. Retrieved: 11 April 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Aircraft listed at the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register from Transport Canada. Search using "DHC-8" in the "Model Name:" box. Name in parenthesis is the owner name listed with TC. As of 21 March 2011 there were 180 DHC-8 registered.
  5. ^ http://www.tyrolean.at/Tyrolean/Fleet/OurFleet/BombardierQ400.aspx?sc_lang=de
  6. ^ Eastern Airways DHC-8-311 Fleet List
  7. ^ "Eurolot Signs for up to 20 Bombardier Q400 NextGen Airliners". Bombardier Inc. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ planespotters.net. "Luxair fleet". Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Bombardier Confirms Luxair as Previously Unidentified Customer for Q400 NextGen Turboprops". Toronto. September 29, 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  10. ^ CH-Aviation
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ https://www.sata.pt/en/sata/fleet
  13. ^ SAS receives compensation and order new aircraft for fleet replacement
  14. ^ Sky Work Airlines to receive Bombardier Q400
  15. ^ Photo of 5Y-BZI on airliners.net
  16. ^ [2]
  17. ^ "WestJet selects Bombardier Q400 for new regional airline". WestJet. Retrieved 05.01.2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  18. ^ Pinnacle
  19. ^ Samen Sterk
  20. ^ "Laser Airborne Depth Sounder". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  21. ^ CT-142 Dash-8 - Overview, CT-142 Dash-8 - Technical Specifications Department of National Defence, March 2007. Retrieved: 22 October 2008.
  22. ^ Icelandic Coast Guard Report
  23. ^ Sweden
  24. ^ "53RD Weapons Evaluation Group". Tyndall Air Force Base, 28 May 2008. Retrieved: 11 April 2009.
  25. ^ Tanker conversion
  26. ^ Water bomber

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