Bombardier Aerospace has delivered the 800th Dash 8/Q-Series aircraft, a Q400 airliner, to Luxair of Luxembourg.
Dash 8/Q-Series family aircraft have been ordered by more than 100 customers and, as of April 30, the order book numbered 892, more than any other regional airline turboprop.
The original 37- to 39-seat Dash 8 Series 100 was launched in 1980, and the 50- to 56-seat Dash 8-300 in 1986; the 37- to 39-seat Dash 8-200 was introduced in 1992, and the 68- to 78-seat Dash 8-400 in 1995. With the introduction of the proprietary Noise and Vibration Suppression (NVS) system, and a new interior design in 1996, Dash 8 aircraft were renamed the Q-Series aircraft.
The Q400 airliner is the fastest and highest capacity turboprop in production and is gaining in popularity to replace or supplement jet operations in the current environment of high fuel prices. The Q400 airliner has significant operating cost benefits over other regional aircraft.
“We have made continuous improvements in the Q-Series family as new technologies and processes have become available,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “The Q-Series family is rugged, reliable and very cost effective both in airline and special mission roles.”
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