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DASH 8-Q400: introduction


The Dash 8-Q400, a marvel of regional aviation, embodies the perfect blend of performance, versatility and comfort. Developed by aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, this turboprop is the latest iteration of the Q400 series, and stands out for its exceptional operational capabilities.

With its high passenger capacity, the Dash 8-Q400 offers an ideal solution for regional routes, combining fuel efficiency and operational flexibility. Its modern design, combined with advanced features, makes it a preferred choice for airlines seeking to offer a superior travel experience.

AEROAFFAIRES invites you to discover the world of the Dash 8-Q400, where cutting-edge technology meets the luxury of air travel.


DASH 8-Q400: a little history


The Dash 8-Q400, an evolving chapter in the history of regional aviation, has its roots in the prestigious lineage of De Havilland Canada. Launched in the early 2000s, this sophisticated turboprop is the latest incarnation of the Dash 8 series, renowned for its versatility and reliability.

Its twin-engine propulsion rapidly conquered the skies, becoming a benchmark in short- to medium-haul air transport. Its modern design and impressive performance make it a preferred choice for airlines seeking to meet the operational and comfort requirements of regional routes.


Key dates for the DASH 8-Q400


  • 1998: Program announcement – The Q400 series is announced by Bombardier, continuing the development of the Dash 8 family.
  • 2000: First flight – The Dash 8-Q400 makes its maiden flight, marking the start of flight testing to evaluate its performance.
  • 2000s: Entry into service – The first examples of the Dash 8-Q400 enter service with various airlines, paving the way for successful commercial operation.
  • 2008: Acquisition by Bombardier – De Havilland Canada, the original manufacturer of the Dash 8, is acquired by Bombardier, consolidating the latter’s position in the aerospace industry.
  • 2019: Return to De Havilland Aircraft of Canada – Bombardier’s Q series is sold to Longview Aviation Capital, which relaunches the De Havilland Aircraft of Canada brand. The Dash 8-Q400 is thus taken back by its original manufacturer.
  • 2020: Cargo conversion program launched – De Havilland Aircraft of Canada announces the cargo conversion program for the Dash 8-Q400, highlighting its versatility.


Special features of the DASH 8-Q400


The DASH 8-Q400’s cabin features include:

  • Cargo conversion: The Q400 can be converted into a cargo version, offering a versatile solution for transporting goods.
  • Aerodynamic design: Advanced aerodynamic design, including six-blade propellers, contributes to the Q400’s fuel efficiency and performance.
  • Advanced systems: Equipped with modern avionics systems, the Dash 8-Q400 offers advanced navigation and flight management capabilities.


Book your flight with AEROAFFAIRES


Experts in private aircraft charter, AEROAFFAIRES offers VIP, personalized service at the best price. Whatever aircraft you are looking for, your dedicated flight consultant will provide you with 24/7 assistance up to 2 hours before your flight.

AEROAFFAIRES is also committed to sustainable development. We have created the SkyCO2 program in partnership with associations fighting deforestation in South America, and thus offset 100% of the CO2 emitted by our private flights.

To request a personalized, no-obligation quote, our aviation experts are available 24/7 at +33 (0) 1 44 09 91 82 or via email at charter@aeroaffaires.com. You can also fill out our online quote form and receive a response within two hours.

Commercial features of the DASH 8-Q400


  • Operational efficiency: The Dash 8-Q400 offers excellent operational efficiency, with competitive operating costs compared with some jets.
  • Mission versatility: Its versatility enables the Q400 to adapt to a variety of missions, from scheduled flights to regional routes, charter flights or even cargo operations with the option of conversion.
  • Modernization program: Ongoing modernization programs ensure that the Q400 remains competitive by incorporating the latest technological advances and enhancing its performance.

Key benefits of the DASH 8-Q400


  • Airport versatility: Its ability to operate on short runways gives the Q400 access to a wide range of regional airports.
  • Capacity: The DASH 8-300 can accommodate between 70 and 90 passengers, making it ideal for medium-haul regional routes.
  • Sustainability: As a turboprop, the Q400 can offer a smaller environmental footprint than jet aircraft, contributing to more sustainable operations.

Technical specifications of the DASH 8-Q400

General informations

  • Manufacturer BOMBARDIER
  • Model DASH Q 400
  • Classification Regional Airliners
  • Crew 2 pilots + 2 flight attendants
  • Seats 68-78
  • Luggage compartment volume 1421 m³
  • Toilet yes
  • Hourly rates 10400 €/hour
  • Purchase Price 24100000 €


  • Interior Height 198 m
  • Interior Width 25 m


  • Cruising speed 650 km/h
  • Range 2522 km

DASH 8-Q400 cabin

  • Height 1.98 m
  • Width 2.5 m
  • Length 18.83 m
  • Seats 90

DASH 8-Q400 performance

  • Maximum speed 667 km/h
  • Autonomy 2 040 km
  • Cruising speed 556 km/h
  • Ceiling 7 620 m

DASH 8-Q400 dimensions

  • Lenght 32.8 m
  • Height 8.4 m
  • Span 28.4 m

A question ? Contact our team

Dash 8-Q400 intérieur

Isabelle CLERC


Dash 8-Q400 intérieur

François-Xavier CLERC


Our airline experts remain at your disposal to help you at every stage of your reservation.

  • How to rent a DASH 8-Q400?

    To rent a DASH 8-Q400, you can contact an airline broker, who will suggest the best option for your needs. You can also contact an operator directly.

  • What technological advances has the Dash 8-Q400 made over its predecessors?

    The Dash 8-Q400 incorporates technological advances such as modern avionics systems and six-blade propellers for improved aerodynamic efficiency, contributing to enhanced performance.

  • Is the Dash 8-Q400 suitable for operations at regional airports with short runways?

    Yes, the Dash 8-Q400’s ability to operate on shorter runways gives it access to remote regional airports with limited infrastructure.

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