There’s 38 of them now in the WestJet Encore fleet yet, this is the first we’ve featured here at It’s About Airplanes. C-GVEN is a Bombardier Dash-8 Q402 that flies for the regional subsidiary of WestJet. The images in the gallery below were taken at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on May 20, 2017. The aircraft had yet to reach eight months in service at the time.
For full-size, high resolution images of any of the photos in the image gallery, simply click on the individual pictures. See below for more detailed information on C-GVEN, the Bombardier Dash-8 Q402 model in general and the airline.
C-GVEN WestJet Encore Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 Image Gallery
C-GVEN made its first flight on August 14, 2016 and was delivered to WestJet Encore on August 25, 2016. This is one of 38 Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 aircraft in the Encore fleet with seven more on order. The aircraft is configured for a maximum total of 78 passengers with ten in WestJet Plus and 68 more in economy class.
Bombardier Dash-8 Q400
Also know as the DHC-8 400, the Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 was introduced in 1999 and entered service in 2000. The Q400 typically seats 78, as does C-GVEN.
The Q400 is 33 metres or 108 feet in length with a wingspan of 28 metres or 93 feet. At the tail, the airplane stands eight metres or 28 feet in height. The flight range for this aircraft is 2,063 kilometres.
WestJet Encore was founded on June 24, 2013 as a wholly owned subsidiary of WestJet. Encore fills the role of regional carrier for the main airline. At present, the airline flies to 35 destinations with a fleet of 38 aircraft.
The Encore fleet consists of 38 Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 aircraft with seven more on order. Each is configured for a total of 78 passengers with 68 in economy class and ten more in Plus seating.