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MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-87

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MD87
Aircraft
Name MD-87
Manufacturer MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L2J
RFF Category 7
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

BOEING MD-87
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-87


MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-87

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-87 MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD-87 3D

Description

In January 1985 McDonnell Douglas announced that it was to produce a shorter fuselage MD-80 series development aircraft, designated the MD-87, which would seat between 109 and 130 passengers depending upon configuration.

Technical Data

Wing span 32.87 m107.841 ft
Length 39.75 m130.413 ft
Height 9.25 m30.348 ft
Powerplant 2 x P&W JT8D-217C (88,96 kN) turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney JT8D

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 140 kts IAS 170 kts IAS 290 kts IAS 290 kts MACH 0.74 TAS 440 kts MACH 0.76 IAS 290 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 140 kts
Distance 1850 m ROC 3000 ft/min ROC 2700 ft/min ROC 2500 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min MACH 0.76 ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 3000 ft/min MCS 210 kts Distance 1430 m
MTOW 6780067,800 kg
67.8 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL370 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 25002,500 nm
4,630,000 m
4,630 km
15,190,288.725 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving MD87

  • MD87 / C525, Milan Linate, 2001 (On 8th October 2001, an SAS MD-87 taking off as cleared from Milan Linate in thick fog collided at high speed with a German-operated Cessna Citation which had failed to follow its taxi clearance and unknown to ATC had eventually crossed a lit red stop bar and entered the active runway just as the MD-87 was reaching the same point. After the collision, the MD-87 continued along the ground until it impacted, still at high speed, a ground handling building. Both aircraft caught fire and were destroyed. The 114 occupants of both aircraft and 4 ground personnel were killed.)