The Bombardier Dash 8 300 has a seating capacity of up to 50 passengers and the Q400 can carry up to 80 passengers.
Are turboprops safe?
Turboprops and jets are considered safer, and especially those with twin engines. If safety is a concern of yours and you are able to have a say in the aircraft you charter, the redundancy of a turbine engine is about as safe as you can get.
What is a DH4?
The DH4, Q400, is a two engine regional turboprop airplane built by Bombardier Aerospace in Toronto, Canada. It is commonly known for its speed, quietness and larger size in the regional aircraft category. As a regional aircraft, it primarily flies on short routes under 1,000 miles.
Is the Q400 easy to fly?
The Q400 can cruise comfortably at a max speed of 360kts, while the ATR 72 cruises at a maximum of 276kts. On a sector that takes 2 hours for the ATR 72 to fly, the Q400 can easily fly in under 1 hour 40 minutes, slower than a jet by only around 15 minutes.
Who owns Viking aircraft?
Longview Aviation Capital Corp.
Longview Aviation Capital Corp., parent company to Viking Air Limited, a leading Canadian aircraft manufacturer, today agreed to acquire, through an affiliate, the entire Dash 8 program including the 100, 200 and 300 series and the in-production Q400 program from Bombardier Inc.
What kind of plane is the DH4 code?
DH4 is the code designator for the Bombardier Q400, a Dash 8 variant. Horizon operates the Q400, and that seat map can be accessed on Seatguru by looking under “Alaska/Horizon”.
When did the Bombardier DH4 aircraft come out?
The aircraft was launched in 1995 by Bombardier and certified by Transport Canada on August 4th, 1999 and on January 26, 2000, by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The DH4 aircraft typically seats 70-76 passengers in a two by two seat configuration, however, it can now seat up to 86.
What was the purpose of the DH 4 Bomber?
The DH.4 was developed as a light two-seat combat aircraft, intended to perform both aerial reconnaissance and day bomber missions.
What was the name of the de Havilland DH 4B?
1,538 DH-4s were modified in 1919-1923 to DH-4Bs by moving the pilot’s seat back and the now unpressurized gas tank forward, correcting the most serious problems in the DH-4 design. A further improved version was the DH-4M whereby over 300 DH-4s received new steel tube fuselages.