WestJet Encore Fleet Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 Details and Pictures

WestJet Encore Dash8 Q400 C FUWE landing on runway 35L at Calgary International Airport

WestJet Encore Fleet Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 Details and Pictures. WestJet Encore operated 47 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 (De Havilland Canada DHC-8-400). The Q400 is a twin-engined turboprop aircraft manufactured by the Canadian company Bombardier. The “Q” in the name stands for “quiet”, because the noise and vibration suppression system (NVS) neutralises a large proportion interior and exterior noise, making the aircraft one of the quietest in its class. This aircraft type is also environmentally friendly because of its fuel economy and much lower CO2 emissions than comparable jets. WestJet Encore added the Q400 to its fleet in June 2013.

WestJet Encore Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 C FQWE at Toronto Pearson International Airport
WestJet Encore Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 C FQWE at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 WestJet Encore Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number

RegAircraft TypeConfigDeliveredFleet NumberAge
C-FENJDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78May 20154233.7 Years
C-FENODe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Jun 20164322.5 Years
C-FENUDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Aug 20134035.5 Years
C-FENYDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Aug 20134055.5 Years
C-FHENDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Jun 20134025.7 Years
C-FIWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Apr 20144114.8 Years
C-FJWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Jan 20164282.9 Years
C-FKWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78May 20144124.8 Years
C-FNENDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Oct 20134065.3 Years
C-FOENDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Jun 20134015.7 Years
C-FOWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Jun 20144134.8 Years
C-FQWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Jun 20144154.6 Years
C-FSWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Feb 20164292.9 Years
C-FTENDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Apr 20184500.7 Years
C-FUWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Sep 20144164.5 Years
C-FWEPDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Feb 20174391.9 Years
C-FWEWDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Apr 20184512.0 Years
C-FWEZDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Dec 20144174.1 Years
C-GDENDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Jul 20154253.5 Years
C-GDEWDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Sep 20174471.4 Years
C-GEENDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Jul 20154263.5 Years
C-GENKDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Jun 20164332.5 Years
C-GENMDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Nov 20134075.3 Years
C-GENODe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Sep 20164362.2 Years
C-GENUDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Dec 20154273.1 Years
C-GENVDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Apr 20174421.7 Years
C-GEWRDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78May 20184522.0 Years
C-GJENDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Nov 20164372.2 Years
C-GJWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Dec 20134085.1 Years
C-GKWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Mar 20174401.8 Years
C-GLWJDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Apr 20164312.8 Years
C-GPWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Apr 20174411.7 Years
C-GTWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Feb 20164302.8 Years
C-GVENDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Aug 20164352.3 Years
C-GVWEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Jan 20154184.1 Years
C-GWEFDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Feb 20154194.0 Years
C-GWEGDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Mar 20154204.0 Years
C-GWEJDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Jun 20174451.6 Years
C-GWENDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Dec 20164382.0 Years
C-GWEODe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Feb 20144095.0 Years
C-GWEPDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Dec 20134105.1 Years
C-GWEQDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Mar 20154213.9 Years
C-GWEUDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78May 20154223.8 Years
C-GWFEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Oct 20174481.2 Years
C-GWJKDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78May 20174431.6 Years
C-GWREDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Mar 20184490.9 Years
C-GWUEDe Havilland Canada DHC-8-400Y78Aug 20174461.5 Years

WestJet Encore Fleet Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout

The Plus section is located in the first three rows of the aircraft. Passengers seated in Plus will get advance boarding, first access to overhead bins, and complimentary food and beverages (selections vary). In addition, the Plus fare offers passengers the ability to change or cancel flights for no fee.

The WestJet Q400 is a single class aircraft that operates on short-haul flights. This version is configured in a 2-2 format and is flying with 78 seats of Economy Class.

Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 WestJet Encore Aircraft Interior Configuration and Technical Characteristics

Bombardier Dash 8-Q400
Guest capacity78
EnginePratt and Whitney 150A
Average seat pitch30 in./76.2 cm
Lavatories11 (one at the front of the aircraft)
Cruise speed414 mph/667 kph/360 knots
Maximum altitude25,000 ft./7,620 m
Range1,565 mi./2,519 km
Wingspan93 ft. 3 in./28.4 m
Length107 ft. 9 in./32.8 m
Tail height27 ft. 5 in./8.4 m
Cargo door dimensions251 in. tall
59 in. wide
1Please note: due to cold winter temperatures, the waterlines on our Q400s are turned off. The toilets still function as usual, and there are sanitary wipes and bottled water on board. We apologize for any inconvenience.2Please note: although the Q400 aircraft cargo door height is 51 in. (129.4 cm), the aircraft model operating a specific flight may change due to operational requirements on the day of travel. As such, any item exceeding 33 in. (83.82 cm) in height may need to be turned on its side or angled to fit through the opening. Items (including mobility devices) that that are too large to fit through the opening, cannot be turned on their side, or cannot be angled to fit through the cargo door opening, will not be accepted.

Unique characteristics of WestJet Encore and the Q400

Baggage allowance

  • Guests travelling on WestJet Encore aircraft are permitted a maximum of three pieces of checked baggage. Please ensure you use the most restrictive baggage allowance if your travels include a WestJet Encore flight and a WestJet or partner connection to ensure your baggage wil be accepted. See our baggage allowances and our partner airlinesfor more details.
ItemWestJet Encore allowanceWestJet allowance
Checked baggage allowances Maximum weight: 23 kg (50 lb.) Maximum size (length + width + height) 157 cm (62 in.)Maximum three bagsMaximum four bags

Inflight entertainment

  • As our turboprop aircraft are not equipped with an inflight entertainment system, we recommend bringing books, magazines, portable DVD players/tablets for yourself and some toys for your little WestJetters. You can also enjoy our WestJet Magazine – available in the seatback pockets.

Boarding the aircraft

  • Most WestJet Encore flights are ground loaded. If you require extra assistance, guests can reserve a wheelchair or request special assistance online at the time of booking or by contacting us by phone.

Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 WestJet Encore Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities Information

  • Audio. Audio options are availalble for passengers on board.
  • Video. On most aircrafts, each seat features a personal TV with a choice of 24 channels including sports, news, lifestyle. WestJet offers a choice of up to 4 pay-per-view movies on most flights 2.5 hours or longer for $5.99 each. WestJet’s pay-per-view TV programs range from $1.99 to $2.99 each.More InformationChannel Guide
  • AC Power. Power connectivity is available for passengers in all classes. USB ports are available for passengers in all classes.
  • Internet. Wifi connectivity is available for passengers.
  • Food. WestJet offers several food options for passengers.  For more information please click this link. On all flights over 70 minutes, WestJet is offering a complimentary beverage service which includes soft drinks, juice, coffee or tea, as well as passengers’ choice of a sweet or salty snack. On most flights over 1 hour and 40 minutes, snacks can be purchased through Westjet’s Buy on Board program. View Menu

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