McDonnell Douglas MD-87

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeShort to medium range airliner
  • PowerplantsTwo 68.9kN (20,000lb) Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217C turbofans. Other JT8D-200 series engines available optionally.
  • PerformanceMax speed 925km/h (500kt), long range cruising speed 811km/h (438kt). Range with 130 passengers and reserves 4393km (2372nm), or optionally 5248km (2833nm). Range with max fuel 5522km (2980nm), or optionally 6764km (3650nm),
  • WeightsOperating empty with standard fuel 33,237kg (73,274lb), operating empty with optional fuel 33,965kg (74,880lb), max takeoff 63,505kg (140,000lb), optionally 67,810kg (149,500lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 32.86m (107ft 10in), length 39.75m (130ft 5in), height 9.30m (30ft 6in). Wing area 112.3m2 (1209.0sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Max single-class seating for 139. Typical two class seating for 109, comprising 12 premium and 97 economy class pax.
  • ProductionOf total MD-80 sales of 1191, 75 were for MD-87s.

The Mcdonnell Douglas MD-87 is an abbreviated variant of the fruitful MD-80 arrangement.

An inversion of the pattern from the DC-9 to the MD-80 arrangement, the MD-87 joins the progressed peculiarities presented on the MD-80 (most strikingly the Pratt & Whitney Jt8d-200 motors) into a 5.3m (17ft 5in) shorter length fuselage comparative long to the DC-9-30.

The MD-87 gimmicks the 39.75m (130ft 5in) fuselage length; in addition to an EFIS flightdeck (the MD-87 was the first flying machine of the MD-80 arrangement to present EFIS, with two flight administration framework controls, presentations and cockpit) and a discretionary Sundstrand Head-Up Display; Pratt & Whitney Jt8d-217c turbofans (which are more or less 2% more proficient than the 217a); the voyage execution bundle changes presented on late creation MD-80s, including the amplified low drag tail cone, filet fairing between the motor arches and the fuselage and low drag fold pivot fairings; and expanded tallness balance to adjust for the loss of minute arm because of the shorter fuselage.

The MD-87 was alternatively accessible with additional front and back payload compartment helper fuel tanks to augment reach, and different motors in the Jt8d-200 arrangement. In different regards the MD-87 is basically indistinguishable to the MD-80 arrangement.

Mcdonnell Douglas propelled improvement of the MD-87 on January 3 1985, after the arrangement of dispatch requests from Finnair and Austrian in December 1984. To start with flight occurred on December 4 1986 and US FAA confirmation was allowed on October 21 1987.

MD-87 deals were generally little and predominantly to customary Douglas clients. Prominent administrators incorporate Iberia (with 24), SAS (18) and Japan Air System (eight). Different administrators incorporate e.g. Finnair, Aero Lloyd, Aeromexico, Great American, Austrian, Spanair, Reno Air, and Midway.

When Boeing and Mcdonnell Douglas had united in 1997 all MD-87 requests had been satisfied and Boeing probably won't energetically offers the sort.

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