The magnificent Q400
A true beast, many pilots would call it, the Dash-8-Q400 is a Canadian turboprop airliner designed and developed by Bombardier Aerospace (now being produced by De Havilland Canada). First introduced in 1999, Bombardier has sold over 300 ‘-400’ variants. Capable of extreme fuel efficiency, quiet comfort and low operational costs, the Q400 is literally the powerhouse of Porter Airlines. Although it is quite underrated, nobody can deny its beauty and reputation. This aircraft is what our virtual organisation is so proud of, and is also what we revolve around. All Porter flights are operated by the Q400. There are currently 29 Q400s in the actual Porter Airlines fleet, as of June of 2019. Make sure to visit our exclusive Training Centre if you need any help flying the Q400, as that’s where you’ll be able to find highly detailed aircraft data and information.
Engines: 2x PW150A
Cruise speed: 360KTAS
Service ceiling: 25,000ft
Width: 8ft/2.69m (fuselage), 8ft/2.52m (cabin)
Partner VA aircraft
Porter Virtual is currently partnered with 4 different virtual airlines; El Al Virtual, Azores Airlines Virtual, Icelandair Virtual and Qatar Virtual. Together, they create a more diverse fleet for our pilots to choose from other than the Dash. Aircraft available to fly include the B787-10, the B757-200 and its Airbus counterpart, the A321-200. Don’t forget about the B777-300ER though.