McDonnell Douglas MD-81

ICAO aircraft code MD81
Manufacturer McDonnell Douglas
Country United States
New price USD 50 million

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a series of single-aisle airliners developed by McDonnell Douglas from the earlier DC-9.

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General

ICAO aircraft code
MD81
Manufacturer
McDonnell Douglas
Manufactured
1979 - 1994
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 50 million

Aircraft performance

Engine:
2x 2 X Pratt And Whitney P&W JT8D-219
Turbofan
Power:
18,500 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
480 Kts
889 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
125 Kts
Travel range:
1,800 Nm
3,334 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.36 Nm / gallon
0.176 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
37,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
3000 feet / minute
15.24meter / second
Take Off Distance:
2271 meter - 7,450.70 feet
Landing Distance:
1500 meter - 4,921.20 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
63,500 Kg
139,992 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
58,061 Kg
128,001 lbs
Max Payload:
18,195 Kg
40,113 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
5,846 gallon
22,129 liter
Baggage Volume:
35.5 m3 / 1,254 ft3

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About the McDonnell Douglas MD-81

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a series of single-aisle airliners developed by McDonnell Douglas from the earlier DC-9. Stretched, heavier, and with higher bypass Pratt & Whitney JT8D-200 engines, the DC-9 Series 80 was launched in October 1977. It made its first flight on October 18, 1979 and was certified on August 25, 1980. It was first delivered to launch customer Swissair on September 13, 1980, which introduced it into commercial service on October 10, 1980.

The MD-81 (originally known as the DC-9 Super 81 or DC-9-81) was the first production model of the MD-80, and apart from the MD-87, the differences between the various long-body MD-80 variants are relatively minor. The four long-body models (MD-81, MD-82, MD-83, and MD-88) only differ from each other in having different engine variants, fuel capacities, and weights. The MD-88 and later-build versions of the other models have more up-to-date flight decks featuring for example EFIS.

It competed with the Boeing 737 Classic and the Airbus A320. Introduced in 1995, the MD-90 is a further stretch powered by IAE V2500 high-bypass turbofans, while the shorter MD-95 (later Boeing 717), was powered by Rolls-Royce BR715 engines. MD-80 production ended in 1999 after 1,191 were built.

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