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
BOEING MD-81
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS 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: 
32.78 m
Length: 
45.06 m
Height: 
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: 
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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