Environment

Flying Responsibly

The Q400 burns 30% less fuel and produces 30% lower emissions on short-haul routes where it has replaced similar capacity jet aircraft. The Q400 is also one of the quietest aircraft flying today. Its advanced propulsion system leads to significantly reduced community noise pollution, making it ideal for city-centre airports.

Lower Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions

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Planetary Propriety

On a 500 nautical mile journey, the Q400 consumes 3 litres of fuel per seat per 100 km, which is comparable to any other modern next-generation aircraft flying today. The turboprop burns 30% less fuel and produces 30% lower emissions on short-haul routes where it has replaced similar capacity jet aircraft – that’s over 4,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved each year per aircraft.

Noise Reduction

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Ideal for Urban Operations

The Q400 turboprop is one of the quietest aircraft flying today, inside and out. On the outside, its 15 decibels (EPNdB) margin to Chapter IV Noise Requirements helps reduce noise around airports where it is often replacing or supplementing jet aircraft. This also makes the Q400 a very attractive aircraft for operation at city centre airports such as London and Toronto and other noise sensitive airports.

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Design for Environment

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Proponents of Change

Bombardier’s shrinking environmental footprint.

The Q400 aircraft is just one of the ways Bombardier is doing its part to help our environment.

Here are a few of our many other initiatives:

  • We have adopted a life cycle approach to ensure that Bombardier aircraft are conceived, designed, built, used and disposed of with the least possible effects on the environment. 
  • 100% of our manufacturing and service sites with over 150 employees are certified to the ISO 14001 environmental standards.