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Bombardier Q300

ICAO aircraft code DH8C
Manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace
Country Canada
New price USD 14.3 million (2000)

The De Havilland Canada DHC-8, commonly known as the Dash 8, is a series of turboprop-powered regional airliners. The Series 300 introduced a longer airframe.


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Bombardier Q300 Specifications

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ICAO aircraft code
Bombardier Aerospace
1998 - 2009
New purchase price
USD 14.3 million (2000)

Aircraft performance

Honeywell Avionics Suite
2x 2 X Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123B
2,500 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
287 Kts
532 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
110 Kts
Travel range:
924 Nm
1,711 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
1.02 Nm / gallon
0.499 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
25,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
1800 feet / minute
9.14meter / second
Take Off Distance:
1180 meter - 3,871.34 feet
Landing Distance:
1040 meter - 3,412.03 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
19,505 Kg
43,001 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
19,050 Kg
41,998 lbs
Max Payload:
6,124 Kg
13,501 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
835 gallon
3,161 liter
Baggage Volume:
9.1 m3 / 321 ft3

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About the Bombardier Q300

The De Havilland Canada DHC-8, commonly known as the Dash 8, is a series of turboprop-powered regional airliners, introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984. DHC was later bought by Boeing in 1988, then by Bombardier in 1992; then by Longview Aviation Capital in 2019, reviving 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. Three sizes were offered: initially the 37–40 seat -100 until 2005 and the more powerful -200 from 1995, the stretched 50–56 seats -300 from 1989, both until 2009, and the 68–90 seats -400 from 1999, still in production.

The QSeries are post-1997 variants fitted with active noise control systems.

To emphasize their quietness, Bombardier renamed the Dash 8 models as the Q-Series turboprops (Q200, Q300, and Q400).

The Series 300 introduced a longer airframe that was stretched 3.43 metres (11.3 ft) over the Series 100/200 and has a passenger capacity of 50–56. The Series 300 also used the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123 engines. Rated engine power is between 2,380 shp (1,774 kW) and 2,500 shp (1,864 kW). Design service life is 80,000 flight cycles. Under an extended service program launched in 2017, the service life of Dash 8-300 is extended by 50 per cent, or approximately 15 years, to 120,000 flight cycles.[

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