The Bombardier Dash 8 (formerly the de Havilland Canada Dash 8, sometimes abbreviated as DHC-8) is a series of twin-engined, medium range, turboprop airliners. Introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984, they are now produced by Bombardier Aerospace. Since 1996, the aircraft have been known as the Q Series, for "quiet." Over 1000 Dash 8s of all models have been built. The price tag for a -100 series Dash 8 is approximately $12.5 million. The aircraft is popular among airlines worldwide for regional service and is frequently used by major airlines' low-cost subsidiaries, including, for example, Air Canada JAZZ. The Carribean Sun airline, known for short as Caribbean Sun, was headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA and operated regional services in the Caribbean between January 2003 and January 2007. Its main base was Luis Muńoz Marín International Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The airline does not exist anymore. US Airways Express is an airline brand name, rather than a fully certificated airline, and as such, the US Airways Express name is used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. The various airlines making up US Airways Express use Dash 8-100 aircraft. This X-Plane 9.x model of the -100 series is a nice replica of the original. The flight characteristics are good (spoken by an armchair pilot) and the aircraft is easy to fly with the mouse yoke. The cockpit is nicely done and includes 3D views. Outside graphics are "OK" but could use additional details. Nevertheless, the model is nice to look at.
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