McDonnell Douglas MD-80

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a family of twin-engine, short- to medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airliners. The MD-80 series were lengthened and updated from the DC-9. The airliner family can seat from 130 up to 172 passengers depending on variant and seating configuration.

The MD-80 series was introduced into commercial service on October 10, 1980 by Swissair. The series includes the MD-81, MD-82, MD-83, MD-87, and MD-88. These all have the same fuselage length except the shortened MD-87. The MD-80 series was followed into service in modified form by the MD-90 in 1995 and the MD-95/Boeing 717 in 1999.

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McDonnell Douglas MD-80 - Specifications
... MD-81 MD-82 / MD-88 MD-83 MD-87 Cockpit crew Two Seating capacity, typical 172 (1-class) 155 (2 class) 139 (1-class) 130 (2 class) Length 147 ft 8 in (45.01 m) 130 ft 4 in (39.73 m) Wingspan 107 ft 8 in (32.82 m) Wing area 1,209 sq ft (112.3 m2) Tail height 29 ft 7 in (9.02 m) 30 ft 4 in (9.25 m) Fuselage width 11 ft (3.35 m) Cargo capacity 1,253 cu ft (35.5 m3) 1,103 cu ft (31.2 m3) 937 cu ft (26.5 m3) Empty weight 77,900 lb (35,300 kg) 78,000 lb (35,400 kg) 79,700 lb (36,200 kg) 73,300 lb (33,200 kg) Maximum take-off weight (MTOW) 140,000 lb (63,500 kg) 149,500 lb (67,800 kg) 160,000 lb (72,600 kg) 140,000 lb (63,500 kg) Cruising speed Mach 0.76 (504 mph, 811 km/h) Maximum range, fully loaded 1,570 nmi (2,910 km 1,810 mi) 2,050 nmi (3,800 km 2,360 mi) 2,500 nmi (4,600 km 2,900 mi) 2,370 nmi (4,390 km 2,730 mi) Runway length requirement 5,000 ft (1,500 m) dry, or 5,700 ft (1,700 m) for wet runway Fuel capacity 5,850 US gal (22,100 L) 5,850 US gal (22,100 L) 7,000 US gal (26,000 L) 5,840 US gal (22,100 L) Engines (×2) Pratt Whitney JT8D-200 series Thrust (×2) 18,500–21,000 lbf (82–93 kN) Sources Official MD-80 specifications, MD-80 Airport report. ...

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