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Hydro Québec Dash 8 Fleet

I was interested to learn that Hydro Québec currently owns three Dash-8's for transporting personnel to remote locations such as Saguenay, Abitibi, Côte-Nord and Baie-James in Quebec.

The fleet of two Dash-8 Q400's and one Dash-8 300 are operated and maintained by Air Inuit under a 12-year agreement reached in April 2021.

Under the agreement, Air Inuit consolidates 78 cabin crew, pilot and maintenance and operations specialist positions. Hydro-Québec uses Air Inuit’s facilities at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport for its flights to and from its main remote work sites.

Additional Info:



The aircraft are:

  • C-GJNL - DHC-8-300 - delivered to Tyrolean Airways (Austria) in January 1996 - acquired by Hydro Québec in April 2001.
  • C-GHQP - DHC-8 Q400 - used by Bombardier as a demonstrator from August 1998 - acquired by Hydro Québec in September 2002.
  • C-GHQL - DHC-8 Q400 - delivered February 2006 to Hydro Québec. 

The YouTube video linked below is posted by Canadian Plane Spotter shows C-GHQP and C-GJNL landing at YUL.

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