Porter Airlines flies Canadian-built Bombardier Aerospace Q400 turboprop aircraft.
The modern Q Series aircraft are the quietest turboprops flying today, thanks to the development of a revolutionary Noise and Vibration Suppression (NVS) System. Not only does this NVS technology significantly reduce noise levels, it also reduces cabin vibration, making the flight as comfortable as possible. With a maximum cruise speed of 360 knots (667 kilometers per hour) and outstanding airfield performance, the Q400 is easily as fast as most jets on airline routes under 500 miles (900 kilometers).
The Q400 aircraft is built in Toronto at the Bombardier Aerospace plant. The Q400 aircraft engines are also designed and manufactured in Canada by Pratt & Whitney Canada. The Pratt & Whitney PW150A engine is the most advanced turboprop engine currently in service, producing nearly twice the take-off power of older turboprop engines, with significantly improved fuel-efficiency.
AircraftBombardier Q400 (The “Q” stands for quiet)
Length32.8meters (107 feet 9inches)
Wingspan28.4meters (93 feet 3 inches)
Height8.3meters (27 feet 5 inches)
Aisle height1.95meters (6 feet 5 inches)
EnginesPratt and Whitney Canada 150A turboprop
PowerNormal take-off 4,580 shaft horsepower, max power 5,071 shaft horsepower
Speed360 knots (667 kilometers per hour)
TechnologyCabin Noise and Vibration Suppression (NVS) system Lowest fuel burn per seat, lowest noise and lowest engine emissions in its class