MD81

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-81

Aircraft
Name
MD-81
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
T-tail
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code
L2J
RFF Category
7
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-81
BOEING MD-81

MD81

Short to medium range airliner. A stretched and improved development of the DC-9 Family which first flew in the early 1980s.

The MD81 is the first of the generic MD-80 series which includes the MD-82 (more powerful engines), MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-83 (extra fuel and more efficient engines), and the MD-88 (MD-83 with EFIS flight deck).

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
32.78 m
Length (metric)
45.06 m
Height (metric)
9.02 m
Powerplant

The initial production version had the PW JT8D-209 (82 kN)
Later build MD-81s had JT8D-217 and -219 engines.

Engine Model(s)
Pratt & Whitney JT8D
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
130 kts
Distance
n/a
MTOW
63503 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
160 kts
ROC
3000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
260 kts
ROC
2600
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
260 kts
ROC
2200 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.74
ROC
1500 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
480 kts
MACH
0.76
Ceiling
370
Range
1570 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.76
ROD
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
250 kts
ROD
2300 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
200 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
125 kts
Distance
n/a

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