The De Havilland Canada (DHC), now Bombardier Dash 8 series is a popular family of twin turboprop regional airliners. The Dash 8 family was developed from the Dash 7 with the offer of improved performance. The Bombardier Dash 8 300 is stretched from the Dash 8 200 to offer up to 56 seats and it remains a popular aircraft.
The aircraft uses a 6.50-10 (DR12330T) nose tire and a 31x9.75-14 (DR26221T) main gear tire. Both Dunlop tires for the Bombardier Dash 8 300 can be retreaded.
For operators which prefer to use a single life tire on the main gear of the aircraft, a single life tire, with deeper tread is available. Though the retreadable tire can offer improved economics (as retreaded aircraft tires for the Bombardier Dash 8 300 are cheaper than new tires), some operators might struggle to reap the full benefits of the retreadable tire for various operational reasons.