The Dash 8-200 simply has the engines of the larger -300 (albeit flat rated to the same max power setting of the -100 series´s engines) giving it a better hot and high performance compared to the -100 series next to a higher possible cruise speed.
DashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1721 times:
The -200 is higher powered and heavier than the -100, and also incorporates a couple of systems upgrades. Basically the engines are -300 engines, but derated. Not flat rated to the same max power as the -100. The derate is above the SHP of the PW120 on the -100s. I can't remember the actual numbers, but the -100 had a little over 1800 hp per side, and the -200 was over 2000. Performance was worlds apart. The -200 was fun to fly, the -100 was a pig.
PDT flights showing up as DH8B is an error. They don't have any -200s left in the fleet.
atct From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2094 posts, RR: 39 Reply 7, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1647 times:
Quoting Yikes! (Reply 4): I've never heard of these designations.
These are the ICAO designators for the aircraft for ATC purposes.
We dont see anything but DH8A's up here (Era). I flew an old Henson / Piedmont bird a few weeks back on ANC-FAI. Looked good in her new clothes and the interior was well kept up. Would have no idea it was a 35k+ cycle airplane from the passenger standpoint.
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