The Dash 8-100, a descendent of DeHavilland's earlier
Dash 7, was first put into airline service in 1984.
The Dash 8-200 and 300 series, developed in the
following years, have a common type rating to the
original 100 seriers, allowing pilots trained in one
series, to fly the other two as well. As of 1994, the
Dash 8 fleet had logged in more than 2 million flight
hours with a dispatch reliability exceeding 99 precent.
The Dash-8 is made by the DeHavilland company of
The Dash-8 is made by the DeHavilland company of Canada.