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McDonnell Douglas DC-9

Series 30
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Specifications & Limitations

Length 119.3 ft (36.3 m)
Wingspan 93.3 ft (28.5 m)
Range 1,635 mi (2,631 km)
Passenger Capacity 115
Freight Capacity 895 ft3 (25.3 m3) 
Cruise Speed 570 mph (917 km/hr)
Cruise Ceiling 35,000 ft (10,668 m)
Weight Empty 57,190 lbs (25,940 kg)
Max Takeoff Weight
110,000 lbs (49,940 kg)

Notes:

The DC-9 was designed specifically to operate from short runways and on short to medium range routes so that the speed, comfort and reliability of jet transportation could be extended to hundreds of communities previously served only by propeller-driven airliners.

There are five basic DC-9 versions, designated Series 10, Series 20, Series 30, Series 40 and Series 50. Several models in each series provide operators maximum efficiency for diverse combinations of traffic density, cargo volume and route distances to more than 2,000 miles (3,218 km). All models use variants of the reliable workhorse Pratt & Whitney JT8D engine.

The Series 30 DC-9, is nearly 15 feet longer than the Series 10, at 119.3 feet (36.3 m), providing seats for up to 115 passengers and cargo space to 895 cubic feet (25.3 m3). Series 30 wingspan was increased to 93.3 feet (28.4 m), and a high-lift wing system of leading edge slats gives the Series 30 excellent short-field performance. The first of the type began airline service in February 1967.

Most of the Series 30s are powered by either JT8D-7 or JT8D-9 engines. Others are equipped with JT8D-11 or the JT8D-15, with 15,500 pounds of thrust. The Series 30 is the most widely used member of the DC-9 family, accounting for approximately 60 percent of the entire fleet.

Courtesy of Boeing

 

 

 

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