The Newest Spin on Propulsion
With nearly twice the horsepower of conventional turboprops, the 5,071 shp PW150A is the most advanced commercial turboprop engine available today. Featuring Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC), centralized diagnostics and low fuel consumption and emissions, the engine allows the Q400 aircraft to offer significantly lower operating and maintenance costs.
The Q400 aircraft features six-bladed, all-composite Dowty propellers that deliver more thrust and less noise than propellers turning at higher revolutions per minute (RPM).
Composite Propeller Benefits
- Low weight, high strength
- Freedom from corrosion
- High resistance to fatigue
- Damage-tolerant, and easily repairable
- On-hub blade replacement
- Balance data collected by NVS