Bombardier DHC-8-400 OY-YBZ, OY-YBY in PLL LOT.
In 2012, PLL LOT ordered small-size commercial planes Bombardier DHC-8-400. In total, the condition of Polish carriers: EuroLot, LOT Polish Airlines received 13 copies of these planes. The Bombardier DHC-8-400 planes in LOT Polish Airlines have 78 passenger seats. Currently (2021), the management of PLL LOT is considering withdrawing these aircraft from service.
Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft are manufactured in Canada. By June 2018, 1,249 were built. The company "Bombardier Aerospace" in Canada operated in the period 1992 - 2019. In 2019, there were changes in the ownership of the plant in Canada and the plant was renamed "De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited" in Canada in Toronto. De Havilland Canada is part of the Longview Aviation Capital Group. The factory continues to produce DHC-8-400 aircraft, with an order backlog for 58 more aircraft.
Based in Toronto, Canada, De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited manufactures and operates Dash 8-400 aircraft, one of the world's most important commercial aircraft, and operates the worldwide Dash 8-100 / 200/300/400 fleet. The Dash 8-400 is an environmentally friendly aircraft for operators looking for optimal performance on regional routes. Burns 35% less fuel and emits 35% less CO2 than regional jets, and burns up to 9% less fuel per seat than its closest turboprop competitor. The Dash 8-400 aircraft is the pinnacle of modern turboprop aircraft, and the company has a global service network.
Two Bombardier Q400 NextGen planes fly with LOT Polish Airlines on Danish registrations: OY-YBY and OY-YBZ.
The DHC-8-400 aircraft with registration OY-YBZ, serial number 4148, was built in April 2007. The plane was flown under the C-FJLE registration. The aircraft was handed over to the Flybe carrier in the Y78 configuration. In September 2009, the aircraft was acquired by Olympic Air under registration SX-BIT. In April 2017, the aircraft was acquired by Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) with registration OY-YBZ. Since June 2018, the aircraft has been used by PLL LOT, with the OY-YBZ registration.
The DHC-8-400 aircraft with registration OY-YBY, serial number 4152, was built in April 2007. The plane was flown under the C-FJLK registration. The aircraft was handed over to the Flybe carrier in the Y78 configuration. In September 2009, the aircraft was acquired by Olympic Air under registration SX-BIU. In April 2017, the aircraft was acquired by Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) with registration OY-YBY. Since June 2018, the aircraft has been used by PLL LOT, with the OY-YBY registration.
Written by Karol Placha Hetman