BoeingOnFinal From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2453 times:
In Airliners World (The Magazine), all the Dash 8's (Q300-400) are refered to as Bombardier Dash 8, but on A.net I can't find one Dash 8 made by Bombardier. I though it was De Havilland Canada who made the Dash 8's. Have I missed something here?
WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2435 times:
Bombardier own deHavilland Canada, Shorts and Lear. They were all bought to give Bombardier (Canadair) the technology to complete the global express program. Also, to get rid of some of the competition.
IIRC they are the third largest aircraft manufacturer in the world (after A & B of course).
The Challenger design was initially purchased under what was supposed to be a temporary arrangement with Learjet, after which marketing was to revert to Lear.