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DASH 8 (100 AND 200)

The Dash 8, the heart of Island Air’s fleet, has earned a solid reputation for outstanding reliability and safety, providing excellent cabin comfort and superior operating performance. This aircraft is ideal for high-frequency, short-haul routes that serve small community airports such as those to which Island Air flies. The aircraft features all-leather seating, large overhead compartments, air conditioning, and comfortably pressurized cabins.



Two Pratt & Whitney PW121 turboprop jet engines with Hamilton Standard 14SF-7 four-bladed propellers, 13 feet in diameter

Cabin Data:

Passenger seats: 37


Width (wing tip to wing tip): 85 feet
Length: 73 feet
Height: 24 feet, 7 inches
Seat pitch: 31 inches
Seat width: 18 inches


915 nautical miles (1,053 miles), with 37 passengers and standard fuel tanks

Maximum Cruise Speed:

268 knots (308 miles per hour) at maximum payload

Takeoff and Landing:

Takeoff field length: 2,900 feet
Landing field length: 2,979 feet


Operational weight empty: 22,100 pounds
Maximum payload: 8,900 pounds

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