Air New Zealand Dash Q300

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I am in the process of downloading the entire current Air New Zealand fleet for fs2004, and only need on more aircraft: the Dash Q300 (freeware, not payware) Please could someone link me a model and a repaint- I found a ANZ repaint for the 'FSP Dash' on avsim, but dont know what it is or where to find it.

Secondly, please can somone explain the deal about the 'Dash' Who make it, Bombadier, Candair, DeHavilland....? and does the company dehavilland still exist, and if so where can I find info on them?


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Thanks for the links, what company actually make the Q300 then?


bombardier took over production from de havilaiand when they went bankrupt or were taken over or something like that

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Heres the company history if your interested:

In 1920 Geoffrey de Havilland changed the name of his company Airco, where he had previously been chief designer, to the De Havilland Aircraft Company.

The new company was based at Hatfield, in Hertfordshire, England.

Initially de Havilland concentrated on single and two seat biplanes, essentially continuing the DH line of aircraft built by Airco, but engined with de Havillands own Gypsy engines. These included the Gipsy and Tiger Moths. These aircraft set many aviation records, many piloted by de Havilland himself. Amy Johnson flew solo from England to Australia in a Gypsy Moth in 1930, the flight taking 19.5 days.

De Havilland continued to produce high performance aircraft including the high speed twin piston engine DH.88 Comet mailplane, one of which became famous in its red livery as the winner of the MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia.

The high performance designs and wooden construction methods culminated in perhaps the most famous De Havilland aircraft - the Mosquito, constructed primarily of wood because of the shortage of aluminium during the war.

After the Second World War De Havilland continued with leading edge designs in both the military and civil field, but several public disasters doomed the company as an independent entity. The De Havilland Comet was put into service in 1952 as the eagerly-anticipated first commercial jet airliner, twice as fast as previous alternatives and a source of British national pride. The Comet suffered three tragic and high-profile crashes in two years. Less well known, but equally disastrous, was the explosion of the Sea Vixen prototype during the 1952 Farnborough Air Show, which also killed members of the public.

De Havillands was bought by Hawker-Siddeley, before incorporation into British Aerospace. In this period many designs started by De Havilland came into production including the Trident, HS-146 (later BAe-146), HS-125, (later BAe-125).

de Havilland DoveDe Havilland Aircraft:

Gipsy Moth, DH82 Tiger Moth, DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Piston Monoplanes
DH.88 Comet, DH.98 Mosquito, DH.104 Dove, DH.114 Heron
Civil Jets
DH106 Comet
Military Jets
DH.100 Vampire, DH112 Venom & Sea Venom, DH110 Sea Vixen

Bombardier (de Havilland Canada) Dash 8 of British European AirlinesDe Havilland Canada was formed in 1928 to build Moth aircraft for the training of Canadian airmen and continued after the war to build its own designs suited to the harsh Canadian operating environment. These are listed below. The DHC-2 through DHC-7 aircraft were all STOL designs. De Havilland (Canada) was eventually incorporated into the Bombardier group of companies and the Dash Eight remains in production with a particular emphasis being placed on its quiet operation in comparison to other aircraft of a similar size. In May of 2005, Bombardier sold the rights to the out-of-production aircraft (DHC-1 through DHC-7) to Viking Air Ltd. of Sidney, British Columbia.

DHC-1 Chipmunk nicknamed the Chippy
DHC-2 Beaver
DHC-3 Otter
DHC-4 Caribou
DHC-5 Buffalo
DHC-6 Twin Otter
DHC-7 Dash-7
DHC-8 Dash-8

de Havilland Australia
De Havilland's first foreign subsidiary was set up in Australia during in March 1927. The company moved to Sydney during 1930 where it acted as an agency for the parent company, with assembly, repair and spares facilities for the company's popular sporting and airliner types. Aircraft design and full manufacture by de Havilland Australia did not take place until WWII, when the company began production of the DH-82 Tiger Moth primary trainer at Bankstown, NSW.

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