MESA AIR IS to buy 25 Bombardier de Havilland Dash 8-200s with 25 options in a deal, which launches the model in the US market.

The -200 version is tailored for "hot-and-high" requirements and will be used by Mesa's Mountain West Airlines division - a Denver-based United Express carrier flying throughout the Rocky Mountain area.

It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123D turboprops flat-rated to 1,600kW (2,150hp) at 45¡C at sea level.

Source: Flight International