In 2008 Bombardier released the next version of the Bombardier Q400, the Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop (sometimes refereed to as the Bombardier Q400 Next Generation). The Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop is an updated version of the Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. The main difference between the Bombardier Q400 and the Bombardier Q400 NextGen is the interior of the Bombardier Q400 NextGen cabin. The Bombardier Q400 NextGen has larger overhead bins that can carry two standard size roller bags. The seating options for the Bombardier Q400 Nextgen turboprop aircraft are also updated from the regular Bombardier Q400. Also, Bombardier was able to provide slightly better performance numbers for the Bombardier Q400 Nextgen when compared to the regular Bombardier Q400. Every Bombardier Q400 made 2008 and later is a Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop. Overall, there are not many differences between the Bombardier Q400 and the Bombardier Q400 NextGen.
Here is a list of the Bombardier Q400 Nextgen differences from the regular Bombardier Q400:
- Larger overhead bins on the Bombardier Q400 Nextgen
- New types of seats on the Bombardier Q400 Nextgen
- Slightly better performance numbers on the Bombardier Q400 Nextgen aircraft.
The Bombardier Q400 Nextgen similarities to the Bombardier Q400:
- The Bombardier Q400 Nextgen systems are mostly all the same and have not changed from the original Bombardier Q400.
- The Bombardier Q400 Nextgen engine is the same as the Bombardier Q400, the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150.
- The Bombardier Q400 Nextgen propellers are also the same - The Dowty R408 Propeller.
- The Bombardier Q400 Nextgen cabin / interior has the same specifications as the original Bombardier Q400.
- Avionics and the Cockpit of the Bombardier Q400 Nextgen are also the same as the regular Bombardier Q400.
- The Bombardier Q400 NextGen Specifications can be found on our Q400 specifications page. The specifications are mostly the same. Recently Bombardier has gotten approval for the airplane to fly at 27,000 feet, however all Q400s should be able to fly at this altitude.
Also the name of the Q400 NextGen aircraft may be shortened by some to the Bombardier Q400 NG, which is shorter for NextGen.
To continue to learn more about the Bombardier Q400 Nextgen visit the following pages here on the site. On the pages listed below you can learn more about specific areas regarding the Q400 NextGen in detail:
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Turboprop Overview: Here you can get an overview on the whole Q400 program and learn even more about the regional turboprop airplane.
- Bombardier DH8D NextGen Aircraft: This page contains the information on why the airplane is sometimes called the DH8D. DH8D is the ICAO code for the airplane and is used by air traffic control, pilots, airlines and others to identify the aircraft in a shorter form.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Safety Record: On this page you can learn more about the safety background on the turboprop. The Q400 continues to maintain certification by aviation regulators.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Landing Gear: At this page you can find out more about the Q400 NextGen's landing gear and the manufacturer of the gear. UTC Aerospace Systems, formerly Goodrich builds the gear for Bombardier.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Operators: You can learn more about the airlines that operate the aircraft around the world. Some of these airlines include Horizon Air / Alaska Airlines, Flybe, Porter Airlines, Air Canada and more.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Seating Plan: On this page you read more about the seating plans that the Q400 NextGen has. The Q400 can seat up to 86 passengers and on that page you can see some of the seat plans.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Seat Map - Seating Chart: Here you can view and read about the various seat maps that the Q400 NextGen has that airlines use.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Range: Here you can learn more on how far the airplane can fly under certain conditions. The turboprop has a range of over 1,014 nautical miles.
- De Havilland DHC-8 Dash-8-400 Dash 8q NextGen: This page helps explain the long name that some people call the Q400 NextGen as.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Type Rating: Learn about the type rating and training for the aircraft here.
- De Havilland Dash-8-400 NextGen Turboprop: This page explains that this is one of the original names for the Q400.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen United Express - Airlines: Read about United's Q400 operations which will be ending in 2015 or 2016 as Republic Airways with draws from the Q400.
- De Havilland Canada DHC-8-400 NextGen: This is the airplane's official model name that is used in the aviation industry to identify the aircraft.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Dimensions: Find the dimensions of the aircraft here, which is on our combined specification page.
- Bombardier DH4 NextGen Aircraft: DH4 is the IATA code for the airplane and on this page you can read more about it.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Flybe - British European: Learn more about Flybe's operations of the turboprop.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Horizon Air - Alaska Airlines: Read and learn about Horizon Air's Q400 NextGen turboprops on this page.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Luxair - Luxembourg Airlines: Luxair is an operator of the aircraft and you learn more about their operation here.
- Bombardier Q400 NextGen Fuel Burn - Consumption: Learn about the data on the fuel burn for the airplane and how it is fuel efficient.