McDonnell Douglas MD 83
The McDonnell Douglas MD 83 is a mid-size, medium-range airliner that was introduced in 1980. The design was second generation of the DC-9 with two rear fuselage-mounted turbofan engines, small, highly efficient wings, and a T-tail. The aircraft has a distinctive 5-abreast seating in coach class. It was a lengthened DC-9-50 with a higher maximum take-off weight (MTOW) and the ability to carry more fuel.
Typical range for the MD-83 is around 2,504 nautical miles. To cope with the higher operating weights, the MD-83 incorporates strengthened landing gear including new wheels, tires, and brakes, changes to the wing skins, front spar web and elevator spar cap, and strengthened floor beams and panels to carry the auxiliary fuel tanks.
Compared to earlier models, the MD-83 is equipped with slightly more powerful 21,000 lbf (93 kN) thrust Pratt and Whitney JT8D-219s as standard.
McDonnell Douglas designs and produces a variety of aerospace and defense products. It is one of the world’s largest space and defense contractors and the third largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft. The corporation was created in 1967 with the merger of the McDonnell Company of St. Louis and the Douglas Aircraft Company of Southern California.
McDonnell Douglas MD 83 Interior
The McDonnell Douglas MD-83 cabin holds a total of 172 passengers at maximum capacity. Typical configurations of this aircraft is for 155 passengers.
The interior is 6 feet and 9 inches in height, 10 feet and 2 inches wide, and it has a total length of 101 feet.
The cabin features connection for smart devices, lavatory, phone connectivity system, shower, stowable work table, and window darkeners.
McDonnell Douglas MD 83 Specifications
- Passenger Capacity (Typical Seating): 172
- Airspeed: 575 mph
- Range: 2504 nm
- Cabin Width: 10.2 feet
- Cabin Height: 6.9 feet
- Cabin Length: 101 feet
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