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Dash 8 programme sold by Bombardier
« on: November 09, 2018, 07:46:26 AM »
IP and tooling for all variants has been sold to Longview Aviation, the parent company of Viking which maintains the Twotter in production:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bombardier-to-sell-q400-programme-453463/

I wonder what this means for Queen's Island where the centre fuselage is built.

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Re: Dash 8 programme sold by Bombardier
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 11:24:37 AM »
It certainly sounds as if there is trouble at mill....more here from BBC News website...https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46139488

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Re: Dash 8 programme sold by Bombardier
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 11:42:03 AM »
Bombardier bought Shorts to enter the European markets and we know where that's going
Aircraft are too risky for them now.
The Dash is coming to the end of it development life. You can't make it bigger with out stepping on the toes of the A220 and can't make it smaller because it's been done and there is no demand for it.
Ironically what w need now is a next gen SD360. Because you will never see a Dash on it's 6th owner hopping islands or cargo runs.

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Re: Dash 8 programme sold by Bombardier
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 06:38:46 PM »
Bombardier bought Shorts to enter the European markets and we know where that's going
Aircraft are too risky for them now.
The Dash is coming to the end of it development life. You can't make it bigger with out stepping on the toes of the A220 and can't make it smaller because it's been done and there is no demand for it.
Ironically what w need now is a next gen SD360. Because you will never see a Dash on it's 6th owner hopping islands or cargo runs.

Quite surprised we haven't seen something around that size brought forward yet to replace the ageing and specialist SF34.

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Re: Dash 8 programme sold by Bombardier
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 09:56:08 PM »
Those SF34 jigs are still sitting in a warehouse.  Would it be viable to buy them out, I wonder.

ironically of course the Dash 8 started in the same segment as a tough rough-field commuter before growing into a delicate snowflake.
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