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Dash 8-Q400

Island Air files for US Chapter 11

Hawaiian regional carrier Island Air has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after lessor Elix Aviation Capital tried to repossess three of its Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s. Island Air said it had taken the action in an effort to maintain normal

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Jambojet Lines up Q400s

Ilyushin Finance Co (IFC) has converted an option on a Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop into a firm order after agreeing to lease the aircraft to Jambojet, the low-cost subsidiary of Kenya Airways. The lessor now has two Q400s on firm

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Flybe Launches at Heathrow

Flybe has launched scheduled flights from London/Heathrow.  The Exeter-based regional carrier introduced its first of 40 weekly connections from the capital to Aberdeen and Edinburgh on March 26, operated by its fleet of Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops. Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener

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More Success for Bombardier

Calgary-based WestJet Encore has signed a $293 million deal for nine additional Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops.  The transaction is a conversion of options booked by the airline’s parent company WestJet and will increase the regional subsidiary’s fleet to 45 Q400s. Ferio

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Ryukyu Receives First Q400 Combi

Okinawa-based Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC) has taken delivery of the first Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 cargo-combi aircraft. 

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