The early numbers are in on the 70-passenger de Havilland Dash 8-400A, and they are impressive. Direct operating costs are expected to be a mere five to six cents per available seat mile over a 400-mile leg. It also is expected to do up to 1,000 miles out of Denver on an ISA+30C day with a full passenger load-not that anyone would want to do that. Climb to 25,000 feet from sea level on a standard day is pegged at 15 to 16 minutes. The A-model, at 70 passengers, is designed for the ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "THE NEW DASH 8-400A (Page C12)".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.