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 remains in production. The following lists both former and current operators.

Unfilled orders

As of December 31, 2018[1]
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 operators

A DHC-8-103 of Ryukyu Air Commuter at Minami-Daito Airport on Okinawa
Q200 B-17201 of Uni Air, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Q200 B-17201 of Uni Air, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Austrian airline InterSky Q300 at Berlin's Tempelhof International Airport
Austrian airline InterSky Q300 at Berlin's Tempelhof International Airport
An Air Sénégal International Q300 at Banjul International Airport, The Gambia
Air Southwest DHC-8-300 lands at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England
Air Tanzania DHC-8-300 at Songwe Airport in Mbeya.
Air Tanzania DHC-8-300 at Songwe Airport in Mbeya.
Two Widerøe Dash 8 at Trondheim Airport, Værnes: Q400 (front) and a -100 (back).
Two Widerøe Dash 8 at Trondheim Airport, Værnes: Q400 (front) and a -100 (back).
Flybe Q400 (G-JEDN) lands at Bristol Airport
Flybe Q400 (G-JEDN) lands at Bristol Airport
A Canadian North DHC-8-100 being deiced at Cambridge Bay Airport
A Dash 8 in NAM AIR (Namibia) livery
A Dash 8 in NAM AIR (Namibia) livery
South African Express Q400 (ZS-YBW) at Port Elizabeth Airport in 2013.
South African Express Q400 (ZS-YBW) at Port Elizabeth Airport in 2013.

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 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
Aurora 2 4 5 11
Austrian Airlines (Tyrolean Airways)[4] 8 8
Avmax Aircraft Leasing[5] A C 3 1 4
Biman Bangladesh Airlines[6] 4 4 2
Bombardier Inc.[5] 2 14 16
Canadian North[5] 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[7] 12 12 3 6
Fly540 1 1 2
Goldcorp Canada[5] 1 1
Gouvernement du Québec, Service aérien gouvernemental[5] 1 1 2
Horizon Air 47 47 7
Hydro-Québec[5] 1 2 3
Jambojet 7 7
Japan Air Commuter 4 4
LC Perú 1 3 4 6
Luxair 11 11
Maldivian 2 8 10
Maroomba Airlines 2 2
Medavia 1 1 2
Nav Canada[5] 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[5] 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[8] 10
SpiceJet 22 22 25 25
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[5] 1 1 2
Yemenia Joint Venture (YJV) 3 3

Some 21 other airlines operate fewer than three Dash 8 Series 100s.[2] Some three other airlines operate fewer than two Dash 8 Series 200s.[2] Some 11 other airlines operate smaller numbers of Dash 8 Series 300.[9] Some 17 other airlines operate smaller numbers of Dash 8 Series 400.[9]

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.[10]

Notes

Former civil operators

Airline -100 -200 -300 -400 Total
Canada Air Alliance
Canada Air Atlantic
Canada Air Atonabee
Canada Air BC
Italy Air Dolomiti
Canada Air Labrador
Canada Air Nova
Canada Air Ontario
Panama Air Panama
Japan Amakusa Airlines
Canada Arctic Sunwest Charters
The Bahamas Bahamasair
Libya Buraq Air
Canada City Express
Canada NorOntair
New Zealand Origin Pacific Airways
Brazil PENTA – Pena Transportes Aéreos
United States Piedmont Airlines
United States Republic Airline
Jordan Royal Jordanian Airlines
Canada Sky Regional
Switzerland SkyWork Airlines
South Sudan Southern Star Airlines
Canada Sunwest Aviation
Suriname Surinam Airways
Brazil TABA – Transportes Aéreos da Bacia Amazônica
Brazil Tavaj Linhas Aéreas
Canada Time Air
Taiwan Uni Air
Bangladesh United Airways
New Zealand Vincent Aviation
Indonesia Wings Air
 Antigua and Barbuda
 Austria
 Bangladesh
 Canada
 Colombia
 Gabon
 Germany
 Hungary
 South Korea
 Japan
 Mongolia
 Mozambique
 Netherlands
 New Zealand
 Norway
 Spain
  Switzerland
 United Kingdom
 United States

Coast guard, border guard and military operators

CT-142 Dash 8 "Gonzo" from 402 Squadron, Canadian Forces, Winnipeg, Manitoba
CT-142 Dash 8 "Gonzo" from 402 Squadron, Canadian Forces, Winnipeg, Manitoba
USAF E-9A "Widget" over Tyndall Air Force Base
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 [12] 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 [2][9]
Royal Australian Navy 1 -200 Hydrographic Survey [13]
Royal Canadian Air Force  Canada 4 CT-142 "Gonzo" Navigational trainer [14]
Transport Canada 3 M-102 maritime surveillance (N.A.S.P.) on behalf of Canadian Coast Guard [5] C-GCFJ (s/n 20) C-GSUR (s/n 46) C-FTFM (s/n 17)
Icelandic Coast Guard  Iceland 1 -300 maritime surveillance [15]
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 [16]
United States Air Force  United States 2 E-9A "Widget" surveillance aircraft [17][18]
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 7 4-200s, 3-300s MPA Maritime Patrol

Other applications

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)[19] 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.[20]

Neptune Aviation of Missoula, Montana have acquired a Q300 as a prototype for future Q200/Q300 water bombers to replace current P2V aircraft.[21]

References

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  6. ^ "Fleet Information". www.biman-airlines.com. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  7. ^ "Eurolot Signs for up to 20 Bombardier Q400 NextGen Airliners". Bombardier Inc. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
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  11. ^ "Flybe.com/". www.flybe.com. Archived from the original on 2020-03-06. Retrieved 2020-03-06.
  12. ^ "Dash 8 - Coastguard Dutch Caribbean". kustwacht.org. Archived from the original on 10 January 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Laser Airborne Depth Sounder". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  14. ^ 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.
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  17. ^ "E-9A". U.S. Air Force. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  18. ^ "53RD Weapons Evaluation Group". Archived 2015-11-17 at the Wayback Machine Tyndall Air Force Base, 28 May 2008. Retrieved: 11 April 2009.
  19. ^ [5]
  20. ^ "DASH-8 -Aviación Policial de la Policía Nacional". National Police of Colombia. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  21. ^ Missoulian, ROBERT STRUCKMAN of the. "Neptune Aviation unveils next step in slurry bomber evolution". Missoulian.com. Retrieved 2016-10-22.