A Sustainable Way to Fly

A Sustainable Future

Air travel connects us and keeps businesses growing. At De Havilland Canada, we have risen to the challenge of environmental accountability and are continuously striving to maximize our overall efficiency through innovation.

Like our customers, we seek to leave a cleaner, more prosperous and healthier planet for future generations. De Havilland Canada proudly leads by example. The Dash 8-400 was the first regional turboprop aircraft to perform revenue flights using biofuels derived from plant-based biomass (vegetable-based oils).

Fewer Emissions

Through the development of new eco-friendly operating procedures and product improvements, the Dash 8-400 aircraft has the lowest CO2 emissions per passenger of any regional aircraft.

Airlines operating the Dash 8-400 aircraft will produce 35% lower CO2 emissions versus regional jets and 50% lower CO2 emissions versus narrow body jets.

Reduced Noise Footprint

In addition to being quiet on the inside, the Dash 8-400 aircraft’s external noise footprint is about half of a jet aircraft during take-off, minimizing noise impact to communities surrounding airports.

Economic Fuel Use

We’ve expanded aircraft seating capacity by 14 passengers without compromising passenger comfort — offering up to 8% lower fuel burn per seat versus competing turboprops.

When compared to regional jet aircraft, the Dash 8-400 consumes 35% less fuel which helps reduce our carbon footprint while maintaining efficient short haul flying.

A Responsible Environmental Choice

De Havilland Canada has successfully developed and implemented environmentally innovative engineering solutions. Working to meet customer demands for green air travel, we have significantly minimized our carbon footprint.

Passengers have the right to an informed choice when they decide to fly. De Havilland Canada’s Dash 8-400 offers the most responsible environmental option a passenger can choose for regional air travel. As the world’s most advanced turboprop aircraft, the Dash 8-400 produces considerably lower CO2 emissions and generates lower noise than competing aircraft - minimizing the impact to communities surrounding airports as well as the planet.

We concern ourselves not only with preserving the skies above, but also the earth on which we live.