The de Havilland Dash 8-400Q is on track for first flight in November from the Bombardier unit's Downsview, Ontario, Canada plant. Flight testing is slated to begin at the Wichita flight test center in early 1998, culminating in certification and deliveries in the first quarter of 1999. In early March, the Pratt&Whitney Canada PW150A engine that will power the 70- to 78-passenger stretch of the Dash 8 family entered its flight test program, operating at up to 5,300 shp during a ...

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