MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-88

Aircraft
Name: 
MD-88
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Narrow
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
Low wing
Tail: 
T-tail
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code: 
L2J
Engine: 
Jet
Engine Count: 
Multi
Position: 
Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear: 
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
BOEING MD-88
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-88

MD88

The MD-88 was the the last variant of the MD-80 which was launched on January 23, 1986 on the back of orders and options from Delta Air Lines for a total of 80 aircraft.

The MD-88 is, depending on specification, basically similar to the MD-82 or MD-83 except that it incorporates an EFIS cockpit instead of the more traditional analogue flight deck of the other MD-80s. Other changes incorporated in the MD-88 include a windshear warning system and general updating of the cabin interior/trim, however these detail changes are relatively minor and were written back as standard on the MD-82/83. In fact the windshear warning, was offered as a standard option on all the other MD-80s and has been made available for retrofitting on earlier aircraft including the DC-9.

Technical Data
Wing span: 
32.78 m
Length: 
45.06 m
Height: 
9.02 m
Powerplant: 

2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 (93,41 kN) series.

Engine Model: 
Pratt & Whitney JT8D
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
140 kts
Distance: 
2050 m
MTOW: 
67815 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
170 kts
ROC: 
2700 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
290 kts
ROC: 
2800
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
290 kts
ROC: 
2200 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH: 
0.74
ROC: 
1500 ft/min
Cruise
TAS: 
450 kts
MACH: 
0.76
Ceiling: 
370
Range: 
2055 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: 
210 kts
ROD: 
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
130 kts
Distance: 
1585 m

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