List of Bombardier Dash 8 operators

The De Havilland Canada DHC-8, previously the Bombardier Dash 8, is a regional turboprop aircraft that was previously delivered in three size categories, typically seating from 37 passengers (DHC-8-100) to 90 passengers (DHC-8-400). Only the larger DHC-8-400 model remained in production until 2021.[1] The following lists both former and current operators.

Unfilled ordersEdit

As of early 2021, De Havilland announced to suspend production after the entire backlog of overall 19 aircraft has been built in the same year.[1] As of December 2018, the following customers had outstanding orders listed:[2]

As of December 31, 2018
Airline Orders
Biman Bangladesh Airlines 2
CIB Leasing 1
Conair Group 5
Ethiopian Airlines 10
Philippine Airlines 2
Qazaq Air 2
SpiceJet 25
US-Bangla Airlines 3
Undisclosed 4
Total 54

Civil operatorsEdit

 
Q200 B-17201 of Uni Air, Republic of China (Taiwan)
 
Former 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 143 Dash 8 Series 100 aircraft were in airline service with 35 operators as of July 2018.[3]
  • A total of 42 Dash 8 Series 200 aircraft were in commercial service with 16 operators as of July 2018.[3]
  • A total of 151 Dash 8 Series 300 aircraft were in airline service, with 32 operators as of July 2018.[3]
  • A total of 508 DHC-8-400 aircraft are in airline service, with 56 orders as of July 2018.[3][4]

Major Dash 8 operators include:

Airline -100 -200 -300 -400 Total Orders Options
Abu Dhabi Aviation 2 1 3
Aero Contractors 1 1 2
Air Canada Express 43 43
Air Creebec 14 2 16
Air Greenland 7 7
Air Iceland 2 3 5
Air Inuit 1 9 11
Air New Zealand 23 23
ANA Wings 24 24
Air Niugini 2 5 7
Airphil Express 4 12 16
Air Tanzania 1 3 4
Airlines PNG 10 10
Arik Air 3 3
Auric Air 1 4 5 11
Aurora 2 4 5 11
Austrian Airlines (Tyrolean Airways)[5] 8 8
Avmax Aircraft Leasing[6] A C 3 1 4
Biman Bangladesh Airlines[7] 4 4 2
Bombardier Inc.[6] 2 14 16
Canadian North[6] 3 1 4
Croatia Airlines 6 6 4
Era Aviation (now operating as Ravn Alaska) 10 10
Ethiopian Airlines 26 26 3
LOT Polish Airlines[8] 12 12 3 6
Fly540 1 1 2
Goldcorp Canada[6] 1 1
Gouvernement du Québec, Service aérien gouvernemental[6] 1 1 2
Horizon Air 17 17
Hydro-Québec[6] 1 2 3
Jambojet 7 7
Japan Air Commuter 4 4
Luxair 11 11
Maldivian 2 8 10
Maroomba Airlines 2 2
Medavia 1 1 2
Nav Canada[6] 1 1
Nok Air 8 8
North Cariboo Air
(North Cariboo Flying Service)
3 3
Olympic Air 2 8 10
Oriental Air Bridge 2 2
PAL Aerospace 3 5 8
PAL Express 4 12 16 5
Perimeter Aviation 5 3 8
Petroleum Air Services 5 5
Porter Airlines 29 29
Province of Alberta, Department Of Public Works[6] 1 1
Regional 1 C 1 1 3 5
QantasLink 3 16 31 50
Qazaq Air 3 3 2
Regent Airways 2 2
Ryukyu Air Commuter 5 5
SATA Air Açores 2 4 6
Shree Airlines 2 2 1
Skippers Aviation 2 6
Skytrans Airlines 4 4
South African Express 10[9] 10
SpiceJet 22 22 25 25
Star Peru 2 2
Tassili Airlines Algeria 4 4 8
Transport Canada 3 3
US-Bangla Airlines 3 3 3
Voyageur Airways 3
WestJet Encore 47 47
Widerøe 22 3 6 11 42
World Wide Aircraft Ferrying[6] 1 1 2
Yemenia Joint Venture (YJV) 3 3

Some 21 other airlines operate fewer than three Dash 8 Series 100s.[3] Some three other airlines operate fewer than two Dash 8 Series 200s.[3] Some 11 other airlines operate smaller numbers of Dash 8 Series 300.[10] Some 17 other airlines operate smaller numbers of Dash 8 Series 400.[10]

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.[11]

NotesEdit

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

Former civil operatorsEdit

Airline -100 -200 -300 -400 Total
  Air Alliance
  Air Atlantic
  Air Atonabee
  Air BC
  Air Dolomiti
  Air Labrador 6
  Air Nova 24
  Air Ontario 41 7
  Air Panama
  Amakusa Airlines
  Arctic Sunwest Charters 2
  Bahamasair
  Buraq Air
  CommutAir
  City Express
  LIAT 1
  LC Perú 1
  NorOntair 2
  Origin Pacific Airways 3
  PENTA – Pena Transportes Aéreos 2
  Piedmont Airlines
  Republic Airline
  Royal Jordanian Airlines 2
  Sky Regional
  SkyWork Airlines
  Southern Star Airlines 1
  Sunwest Aviation 1 3
  Surinam Airways
  TABA – Transportes Aéreos da Bacia Amazônica 6
  Tavaj Linhas Aéreas 1
  Time Air
  Uni Air
  United Airways 1
  Vincent Aviation
  Wings Air
  Austria
  Bangladesh
  Canada
  Colombia
  Gabon
  Germany
  Hungary
  South Korea
  Mongolia
  Mozambique
  Netherlands
  New Zealand
  Norway
  Spain
  Switzerland
  United Kingdom
  United States

Coast guard, border guard and military operatorsEdit

 
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
Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard   Netherlands 2 MPA-D8 Maritime surveillance [13] Based at Curaçao - Hato Air Base
Netherlands Coast Guard - MPA-D8 Maritime surveillance 2 on order for delivery per 2021, to be based at Schiphol Airport
Australian Border Force   Australia 10 -200 (6)
-300 (4)
Maritime surveillance [3][10]
Royal Australian Navy 1 -200 Hydrographic Survey [14]
Royal Canadian Air Force   Canada 4 CT-142 "Gonzo" Navigational trainer [15]
Transport Canada 3 M-102 maritime surveillance (N.A.S.P.) on behalf of Canadian Coast Guard [6] C-GCFJ (s/n 20) C-GSUR (s/n 46) C-FTFM (s/n 17)
Icelandic Coast Guard   Iceland 1 -300 maritime surveillance [16]
Japan Coast Guard   Japan 8 -300 MSA maritime surveillance
Kenya Air Force   Kenya 3 -100 medium lift transport
Mexican Navy   Mexico 1 -202 utility transport
Swedish Coast Guard   Sweden 3 -300 MSA maritime surveillance [17]
United States Air Force   United States 2 E-9A "Widget" surveillance aircraft [18][19]
United States Army 13 RO-6A surveillance aircraft [20][21]
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 7 4-200s, 3-300s MPA Maritime Patrol

Other applicationsEdit

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)[22] 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.

The National Police of Colombia operates a single Bombardier Dash 8-300 for utility transport.[23]

Neptune Aviation of Missoula, Montana have acquired a Q300 as a prototype for future Q200/Q300 water bombers to replace current P2V aircraft.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b leehamnews.com - De Havilland to pause production this year after backlog built 31 January 2021
  2. ^ "Program Status Report - Q Series aircraft" (PDF). Bombardier Aerospace. 31 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "World Airline Census 2018". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  4. ^ "Program Status Report - Q Series" (PDF). June 30, 2018. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "Bombardier Q400". www.tyrolean.at. Archived from the original on 26 January 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Aircraft listed at the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine 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.
  7. ^ "Fleet Information". www.biman-airlines.com. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  8. ^ "Eurolot Signs for up to 20 Bombardier Q400 NextGen Airliners". Bombardier Inc. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  9. ^ "Fleet". Fly SA Express. 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  10. ^ a b c "World Airliner Census". Flight International, 3–9 October 2006.
  11. ^ "Welcome to Pinnacle Airlines Corp. - Investor Relations - News Release". Archived from the original on 13 July 2012.
  12. ^ "Flybe.com/". www.flybe.com. Archived from the original on 2020-03-06. Retrieved 2020-03-06.
  13. ^ "Dash 8 - Coastguard Dutch Caribbean". kustwacht.org. Archived from the original on 10 January 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Laser Airborne Depth Sounder". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  15. ^ CT-142 Dash-8 - Overview Archived 2011-01-05 at the Wayback Machine, CT-142 Dash-8 - Technical Specifications Archived 2010-12-06 at the Wayback Machine Department of National Defence, March 2007. Retrieved: 22 October 2008.
  16. ^ "Fréttir < Stjórnsýslusvið < Starfsemi < Vefsvæði LHG.is". www.lhg.is. Archived from the original on 12 January 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  17. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). www.kustbevakningen.se. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 October 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "E-9A". U.S. Air Force. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  19. ^ "53RD Weapons Evaluation Group". Archived 2015-11-17 at the Wayback Machine Tyndall Air Force Base, 28 May 2008. Retrieved: 11 April 2009.
  20. ^ Embraer2020-12-04T12:30:00+00:00, In association with. "World Air Forces 2021". Flight Global. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
  21. ^ Trevithick, Joseph (20 February 2018). "We Now Know Exactly What Sensors the Army's Powerful New RO-6A Spy Planes Will Carry". The Drive. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
  22. ^ "Cascade - Q400 Airtanker Conversion". www.cascadeaerospace.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2005. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  23. ^ "DASH-8 -Aviación Policial de la Policía Nacional". National Police of Colombia. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  24. ^ Missoulian, ROBERT STRUCKMAN of the. "Neptune Aviation unveils next step in slurry bomber evolution". Missoulian.com. Retrieved 2016-10-22.