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Is the Dash 8 safe?

Scandinavian Airlines grounded its fleet of Dash 8 Q400 planes after three crash landings in 2007. However, despite an excellent safety record, some passengers were still wary of traveling on propeller planes, he said.

Who bought de Havilland?

In the 1980s, the government of Canada under Prime Minister Brian Mulroney privatized DHC and in 1986 sold the aircraft company to then Seattle-based Boeing. DHC was eventually acquired by Montreal-based Bombardier Aerospace in 1992.

Who owned de Havilland?

When did the de Havilland Dash 8 program close?

By February, the program sale was expected to close at the end of September. On June 3, 2019, the sale was closed with the newly formed De Havilland Canada (DHC) taking control of the Dash 8 program, including the previous -100, -200]

Who is the parent company of de Havilland Canada?

On November 8, 2018, Viking Air parent Longview Aviation Capital Corporation acquired the entire Dash 8 program and the de Havilland brand from Bombardier, in a deal that would close by the second half of 2019. Viking had already acquired the discontinued de Havilland Canada aircraft model type certificates in 2006.

What kind of engine did de Havilland Canada use?

In 1980, de Havilland responded by dropping the short-field performance requirement and adapting the basic Dash 7 layout to use only two, more powerful engines. Its favoured engine supplier, Pratt & Whitney Canada, developed the new PW100 series engines for the role, more than doubling the power from its PT6.

How many seats does a de Havilland Dash have?

Three sizes were offered: initially the 37–40 seat -100 until 2005 and the more powerful -200 from 1995, the stretched 50–56 seats -300 from 1989, both until 2009, and the 68–90 seats -400 from 1999, still in production. The QSeries are post-1997 variants fitted with active noise control systems.