The DHC-7 Dash Seven Story

De Havilland Canada designed a niche airliner in the 1970s, which became known as the ” Dash 7″. The DHC-7 was a four-engined turboprop airliner with seating for approximately 50 passengers, give or take a couple depending upon the variant. Instead of relying on speed, the Dash 7 relied on excellent STOL capabilities and less noise (when compared to its competitors like the Fokker 27, Hawker Siddeley 748 and Convair 580/600)to make a business case. Excellent performance at high-altitude airports was another selling point. The first flight of the Dash 7 prototype took place on March 27, 1975. Development went … Continue reading The DHC-7 Dash Seven Story