De Havilland Dash-8

DH8A - DeHavilland Dash 8 - 100

DH8A – DeHavilland Dash 8 – 100

ICAO type designator: DH8C

ICAO type description: L2T

Wake turbulance category: M

Max operating level: FL 250

Typical cruising speed: 250 kt*

Climb performance: Medium

Approach category: B (A)

Nice to know:

MTOW: 18.642 kg  (DH8C)

Passengers:  50 (DH8C)


  • DH8A: DHC-8-100
  • DH8B: DHC-8-200
  • DH8C: DHC-8-300

Special Remarks:

The DH8A and DH8B have the same fuselage, but the DH8B have better performance. The DH8C is a stretched version with better capasity.

*The cruise speeds variate between the different versions and can be significant lower than the speed stated above.

What to look for:

  • High mounted wings and T-tail
  • The landing gear retract up into the engine housing
  • Wrap-around cockpit windows
  • Characteristic nose section