It has been a long time coming-the 70-passenger de Havilland Dash 8-400 high-speed turboprop. The announcement of its official launch at the Paris Air Show in June could only be called anti-climactic. The selection of an engine that manufacturer Pratt&Whitney Canada said would never be built had been made. The market and engineering studies started by previous de Havilland owner Boeing needed only to be updated. The airplane was first announced at the June 1987 Paris Air ...


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