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DE HAVILLAND DHC-8-200

Rugged, twin-turboprop, short-haul regional airliner, versatile performance, efficient operation.

Specifications
Seats37-39
Bagagge Capacity39 x 5kg
Speed289 knots (333 mph, 536 km/h)
Range1,295 miles, ( 2,084 km)
Interior Width2.52 m
Interior Height7.49 m

DE HAVILLANDDHC-8-200Short Overview

The De Havilland Canada DHC-8-200, commonly known as the Dash 8-200, is part of the DHC-8 (Dash 8) family of twin-engine, medium-range, turboprop airliners. Developed by De Havilland Canada (now part of Bombardier Aerospace), the Dash 8 series was designed to provide improved performance and capacity variations compared to its predecessors. The -200 series specifically introduced improvements over the original -100 series, offering better performance and efficiency. Here are the general specifications for the DHC-8-200 series:

General Characteristics
  • Crew: 2 (pilot and co-pilot)
  • Capacity: Typically 37-39 passengers
  • Length: 73 ft 3 in (22.25 m)
  • Wingspan: 85 ft 0 in (25.89 m)
  • Height: 24 ft 7 in (7.49 m)
  • Wing Area: 605 sq ft (56.2 m^2)
  • Empty Weight: Approximately 25,000 lb (11,340 kg)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: Approximately 36,300 lb (16,465 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123C/D turboprop engines, each producing around 2,150 shaft horsepower (1,600 kW)
Performance
  • Cruise Speed: 289 knots (333 mph, 536 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
  • Range: 1,125 nmi (1,295 mi, 2,084 km) with 37 passengers
  • Service Ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
  • Rate of Climb: 1,450 ft/min (7.37 m/s)

Avionics

  • Equipped with modern avionics suitable for navigation and communication. Specific configurations can vary based on the airline and operational requirements.

The Dash 8-200 series was designed with regional airline service in mind, offering a balance between speed, efficiency, and capacity for short to medium-haul routes. Its turboprop engines provide a more fuel-efficient option for these types of operations compared to regional jets, making it a popular choice for airlines around the world.

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