McDonnell Douglas DC-9-10/20/30

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeShort range airliners
  • Powerplants10 - Two 54.5kN (12,250lb) Pratt & Whitney JT8D-5 turbofans. 30 - Two 64.5kN (14,500lb) JT8D-9s, or two 66.7kN (15,000lb) JT8D-11s, or two 71.2kN (16,000lb) JT8D-17s.
  • Performance10 - Max cruising speed 903km/h (488kt), economical cruising speed 885km/h (478kt). Range with max payload 1055km (570nm). 30 - Max cruising speed 907km/h (490kt), long range cruise 798km/h (430kt). Range at high speed cruise with 64 passengers and reserves 2150km (1160nm), range at long range cruise with 80 passengers and reserves 3095km (1670nm).
  • Weights10 - Operating empty 22,635kg (49,900lb), max takeoff 41,140kg (90,700lb). 30 - Empty 25,940kg (57,190lb), max takeoff 54,885kg (121,000lb).
  • Dimentions10 - Wing span 27.25m (89ft 5in), length 31.82m (104ft 5in), height 8.38m (27ft 6in). Wing area 86.8m2 (934sq ft). 30 - Same except for length 36.37m (119ft 4in), wing span 28.47m (93ft 5in). Wing area 93.0m2 (1000.7sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. 10 - Seating for 80 in a single class at five abreast and 86cm (34in) pitch. Max seating for 90. 30 - Max seating for 115 in a single class, five abreast and 81cm (32in) pitch, standard single class seating for 105. 30CF - can carry over eight cargo pallets.
  • Production976 DC-9s of all models built including 137 -10s, 10 -20s and 662 -30s (including military C-9s). 97 DC-9-10s, 4 DC-9-20s and 381 DC-9-30s in airline service at late 2002. 9 DC-9-10s and 3 DC-9-30s used as corporate jets at late 2002.

No other air transport in history has experienced more advancement than the productive DC-9/MD-80/MD-90/717 arrangement, which began existence with the 70 seat DC-9-10 of the early sixties.

Douglas created the DC-9 as a short run carrier supplementing the much bigger DC-8. Advancement was propelled on April 8 1963, with a dispatch request from Delta after before long. The DC-9 was an all new plan, emphasizing back fuselage mounted motors, a T-tail, reasonably cleared wings and seats for up to 90 travelers in a five side by side fuselage.

Development of the model started in July 1963 and the first flight happened on February 25 1965. Confirmation and administration section was on November 23 and December 8 1965, separately.

From the start the DC-9 had been outlined in view of extended bigger limit advancements. The primary stretch brought about the greatest offering DC-9, the 4.54m (14ft 11in) more extended, 105 seat DC-9-30, which entered administration with Eastern on February 1 1967. Ensuing extended adaptations are portrayed independently.

Little quantities of created renditions of the DC-9-10 were additionally constructed. The DC-9-20 emphasized the DC-9-10's fuselage with the 30's all the more compelling motors and more compass wings, giving better hot and elite. The DC-9-15 was essentially a -10 yet with more fuel and higher weights. Production line assembled convertibles and unadulterated vessels were likewise offered, while various DC-9-30s have been changed over to tankers, and/or are having Stage 3 hushkits fitted, further expanding their valuable administration lives.

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