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Family Original's Classic's NG's
Series 100 200 Adv 300 400 500 600 700 800 900
Production:                  
First flight 9 Apr 1967 8 Aug 1967 24 Feb 1984 19 Feb 1988 30 Jun 1989 22 Jan 1998 9 Feb 1997 31 Jul 1997 3 Aug 2000
First delivery 28 Dec 1967 29 Dec 1967 28 Nov 1984 15 Sep 1988 28 Feb 1990 18 Sep 1998 17 Dec 1997 22 Apr 1998 15 May 2001
Launch customer Lufthansa United US Air Piedmont Southwest SAS Southwest Hapag Lloyd Alaska

Last delivery

2 Nov 1969  2 Aug 1988 17 Dec 1999 25 Feb 2000 21 Jul 1999 Current Current Current Current
Units produced 30 1114 1113 489 388 66 760 1026 52
Still in service 0 595 1002 460 367 66 759 1025 52
On Order - - - - - 3 422 669 80
Hull losses 1 93 13 5 3 0 1 1 0
Fatal hull losses 0 46 9 5 2 0 0 0 0
Powerplant:                  
Model JT8D JT8D CFM56-3 CFM56-3 CFM56-3 CFM56-7 CFM56-7 CFM56-7 CFM56-7
Type -7 -15A -B2 C-1 -B1 7B18 7B20 7B24 7B26
Static Thrust (kN) 64.4 71.2 88.9 104.5 82.3 82.0 89.0 107.0 117.3
Static Thrust (Lb) 14,000 16,000 20,000 23,500 18,500 18,500 20,600 24,200 26,300
Bypass Ratio 1.1 0.99 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.1
EGT Margin (C)     50 45 90 145 148 125 85
Fan tip diameter (in) 54 54 60 60 60 61 61 61 61
Max Nacelle Width (m) 1.50 1.50 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.06 2.06 2.06 2.06
Dimensions:                  
Fuselage:                  
Aircraft length (m) 28.65 30.53 33.40 36.45 31.01 31.20 33.60 39.50 42.10
Fuselage length (m) 27.66 29.54 32.30 35.23 29.80 29.88 32.18 38.08 40.68
Height (m) 4.01 4.01 4.01 4.01 4.01 4.01 4.01 4.01 4.01
Width (m) 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.76
Cabin width (m) 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53
Finess Ratio 7.42 7.92 8.66 9.46 8.02 8.01 8.63 10.21 10.91
Wing:                  
Span (m) 28.35 28.35 28.88 28.88 28.88 34.32 34.32 34.32 34.32
Gross Area (m) 102.0 102.0 105.4 105.4 105.4 124.58 124.58 124.58 124.58
Aspect Ratio 8.83 8.83 9.16 9.16 9.16 9.45 9.45 9.45 9.45
Taper Ratio 0.266 0.266 0.240 0.240 0.240 0.159 0.159 0.159 0.159
Root Chord (m) 7.32 7.32 7.32 7.32 7.32 7.88 7.88 7.88 7.88
Tip Chord (m) 1.60 1.60 1.62 1.62 1.62 1.25 1.25 1.25 1.25
M.A.C.(m) 3.80 3.80 3.41 3.41 3.41 3.96 3.96 3.96 3.96
Dihedral () 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Chord Sweep () 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.02 25.02 25.02 25.02
Wing High Lift Devices:                  
Flap Span/Wing Span 0.740 0.740 0.720 0.720 0.720 0.599 0.599 0.599 0.599
Flap Area/Wing Area 0.290 0.290 0.290 0.290 0.290 0.300 0.300 0.300 0.300
Fin:                  
Aircraft Height (m) 11.23 11.23 11.13 11.13 11.13 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.6
Fin Height (m) 6.15 6.15 6.15 6.15 6.15 7.16 7.16 7.16 7.16
Fin Area (m) 20.81 20.81 23.13 23.13 23.13 26.44 26.44 26.44 26.44
Rudder Area (m) 5.22 5.22 5.22 5.22 5.22 5.22 5.22 5.22 5.22
Aspect Ratio 1.64 1.64 1.81 1.81 1.81 1.91 1.91 1.91 1.91
Taper Ratio 0.288 0.288 0.310 0.310 0.310 0.271 0.271 0.271 0.271
Chord Sweep () 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
Horiz Stabilizer:                  
Span (m) 10.97 10.97 12.70 12.70 12.70 14.35 14.35 14.35 14.35
Tailplane Area (m) 28.99 28.99 31.40 31.40 31.40 32.78 32.78 32.78 32.78
Elevators Area (m) 6.55 6.55 6.55 6.55 6.55 6.55 6.55 6.55 6.55
Aspect Ratio 4.15 4.15 4.04 4.04 4.04 6.16 6.16 6.16 6.16
Taper Ratio 0.260 0.260 0.260 0.260 0.260 0.203 0.203 0.203 0.203
Dihedral () 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Chord Sweep () 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
Undercarriage:                  
Track (m) 5.23 5.23 5.25 5.25 5.25 5.76 5.76 5.76 5.76
Wheelbase (m) 10.46 11.38 12.40 14.27 11.07   12.60 15.60  
Turning radius (m) 17.20 17.58 19.51 20.73 18.30   19.50    
No. of Nose Wheels 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Nose Wheel Diameter (Inches) 24 24 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
Nose Wheel Tread Width (Inches) 7.75 7.75 7.75 7.75 7.75 7.75 7.75 7.75 7.75
Nose Tyre Pressure (psi)     160-165 173-184 186-194 146-208 142-208 123-208 ?-208
No. of Main Wheels 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Main Wheel Diameter (Inches)  40 40  40 or 42 40 or 42 40 or 42 43.5 or 44.5 43.5 or 44.5 44.5 44.5
Main Wheel Tread Width (Inches) 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5
Main Tyre Pressure (psi) 133 183 195-203 211-217 193-202 117-205 117-205 120-205 ?-205
Operational Items:                  
Accomodation:                  
Max certified seating 124 136 149 188 140 149 149 189 189
Typical seating 113 119 149 179 140 145 145 180 180
No. abreast 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Cabin Width 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53
Hold volume (m) 18.40 24.78 30.20 38.90 23.30 23.30 30.20 47.10 52.40
Volume per Passenger 0.22 0.19 0.20 0.22 0.18 0.18 0.20 0.25 0.28
Std Weights (kg):                  
Max. ramp 44361 52615 56700 63049 63049 65317 70307 79229 79229
Max. take-off 44225 52390 56472 62822 62823 65090 70080 79002 79002
Max. landing 40687 46720 51710 54885 49895 54657 58604 66349 66349
Max. zero-fuel 38555 43091 47625 51256 46720 51709 55202 62721 63628
IGW Weights:                  
Max. ramp 44361 58332 63502 68266 63049 66224 77791 79229 85366
Max. take-off 44225 58105 63276 68039 62823 65997 77564 79002 85139
Max. landing 40687 48534 52889 56245 49895 54657 60781 66349 71350
Max. zero-fuel 38555 44906 49668 53070 46720 51709 57153 62721 67721
Fuel capacity (ltrs) 17865 19532 20103 20103 20103 26025 26025 26025 26025
Fuel capacity (kg) 14292 15750 16200 16200 16200 21000 21000 21000 21000
Typical DOW 25941 27646 32900 35100 31900 36440 37585 41480 42460
Design payload 10925 12350 14250 16530 12540 12540 14155 17955 17955
Max payload   15710 14805 18260 14770 14380 16505 20540 20240
Weight Ratios:                  
Ops Empty/Max T/O 0.622 0.528 0.523 0.516 0.609 0.560 0.542 0.530 0.537
Payload/Max T/O 0.247 0.236 0.225 0.243 0.239 0.193 0.204 0.230 0.227
Max Fuel/Max T/O 0.354 0.298 0.256 0.237 0.307 0.320 0.300 0.266 0.264
Fuel (litres):                  
Standard 17865 19532 20105 20105 20105 26035 26035 26035 26035
Optional   22600 23829 23829 23829   37712 (BBJ) 37712 (BBJ2)  
Performance:                  
Loadings:                  
Thrust Loading (kg/kN) 343.17 367.91 353.48 325.35 318.28 396.89 389.89 365.51 336.79
Wing Loading (kg/m) 433.33 513.63 596.29 645.15 497.05 522.39 556.98 627.77 634.11
Thrust/Weight Ratio 0.297 0.2771 0.2884 0.3133 0.3203 0.2568 0.2615 0.2789 0.3027
Take-off (m):                  
ISA s.l. 1829? 1990 1939 2540 1832        
ISA +20C s.l. 1859? 2030 2109 2665 2003 1878 2042 2652  
ISA 5,000ft 2886? 3332 2432 2932 2316        
ISA +20C 5,000ft 3292? 3749 2637 4005 2649        
Landing (m):                  
ISA s.l. ? 1350 1396 1540 1357 1340 1415 1634 1704
Speeds (kt/Mach):                  
V2 F5 at MTOW ? 147 155 167 145        
Vref F40 at MLW ? 131 132 139 128        
Vmo/Mmo 350/0.84 350/0.84 340/0.82 340/0.82 340/0.82 340/0.82 340/0.82 340/0.82 340/0.82
CLmax (T/O @ MTOW) 1.75 2.07 2.16 2.02 2.06        
CLmax (Land @ MLW) 2.73 2.73 2.88 2.76 2.96        
Long range cruise:                  
IAS / Mach 0.73 0.73 250/0.745 250/0.745 250/0.745 230/0.785 230/0.785 230/0.785 230/0.785
TAS (kt) 420 420 430 430 430 450 450 450 450
Ceiling (ft) 35000 37000 37000 37000 37000 41000 41000 41000 41000
L.R. Fuel flow (kg/h) ? 2827 2250 2377 2100 1932 2070 2187 <2300
Range with max payload (nm) 1720 2645 2950 2800 2950 4500 4400 4000 3200
Design Parameters:                  
(W/S)/CLmax 1557 1845 2031 2296 1650        
W/SCLtoST 1997 2538 2683 2792 1962        
Seat x Range (seats.nm) 218500 247000 427500 469800 224400 421212 476353 547533 515592

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