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De Havilland Unveils Three Dash 8-400 Conversion To Freighter Options at Farnborough Air Show


Canada’s De Havilland has launched three freighter conversions for the Dash 8-400 turboprop.


De Havilland introduced the three options at the Farnborough International Airshow which include the Quick Change (QC), the Package Freighter (PF) and the Freighter with Large Cargo Door (F-LCD).


“As the cargo market continues to grow, our cargo conversion solutions will easily enhance the overall value and extend the already high revenue-generating capabilities of the Dash 8-400 aircraft,” said Jean-Philippe Côté, VP of Programs, De Havilland.


The Quick Change option provides the flexibility to convert the aircraft between passenger and cargo configurations in less time allowing for quicker operator customization.


It will be able to carry up to 20.310 pounds of cargo (9.212 kilograms) in 52.8 cubic meters and offers a range of up to 1.600 nautical miles (2.963 kilometres).


The Dash 8-400 Package Freighter (Dash 8-400 PF) allows bulk loading of packages of different sizes.


It will be divided into nine cargo areas with eight radial nets providing tie-down and restraint functions.


It will be able to carry up to 22.500 pounds of cargo (10.205 kilograms) in 78.6 cubic meters and offers a range of up to 1.555 nautical miles (2.879 kilometres).


The Dash 8-400 Freighter with a large cargo door (Dash 8-400 F-LCD) will be equipped with a large cargo door (LCD) to provide a containerized cargo model to facilitate the transport of pallets or units load device (ULD) containers.


It will be able to carry up to 21.400 pounds of cargo (9.706 kilograms) in 78.6 cubic meters and offers a range of up to 1.640 nautical miles (3.037 kilometres).


This Farnborough Air Show, one of the biggest airshows in the world began yesterday on July 18th and will be open till Friday, July 22nd.


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