A history of the bigger, faster planes flying out of the Island airport

de Havilland Dash 7 Length 24.6 metresWingspan.

de Havilland Dash 7

Length 24.6 metres

Wingspan 28.3 metres

Maximum passenger capacity 50

Maximum takeoff weight 19,958 kilograms

Maximum cruising speed 428 km/h


de Havilland Dash 8 (original 100 series)

Length 22.3 metres

Wingspan 25.9 metres

Maximum passenger capacity 37

Maximum takeoff weight 16,470 kilograms

Maximum cruising speed 491 km/h


Bombardier Dash 8

(Q400 planes currently flown by Porter)

Length 32.8 metres

Wingspan 28.4 metres

Maximum passenger capacity 78

Maximum takeoff weight 29,260 kilograms

Maximum cruising speed 667 km/h


CS 100 jet

(planes proposed by Porter for expanded Island airport)

Length 35 metres

Wingspan 35 metres

Maximum passenger capacity 125

Maximum takeoff weight 58,967 kilograms

Maximum cruising speed 870 km/h

Compiled by NOW staff with a file from John McLeod

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