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McDonnell Douglas DC-9-41

Date Taken:
January 1978
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Aircraft Data

The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 is a single-aisle short to medium jet airliner. It was a two engined partner for the DC-8 programme, and a smaller rival for the Boeing 727. It is known for its long life and reliability, many of the youngest are still active.

The DC-9-41 had a slightly longer fuselage than the standard 30 series DC-9, many were delivered to SAS and Japanese airlines. Many survivors are now used as freighters.

Summary data for McDonnell Douglas DC-9 41
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA196871382115 - 125


2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D (16000 - 20000 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses the JT8D-15


Dimensions for McDonnell Douglas DC-9 41
Length125 ft. 7 in.
Wing Span93 ft. 5 in.
Height27 ft. 5 in.
Empty Weight58,670 lbs.
Max Weight114,000 lbs.


Performance of McDonnell Douglas DC-9 41
Max Speed485 kts
Cruise Speed443 kts
Ceiling35,000 ft.
Normal Range930nm
Max Range1,550nm

Updated 3rd December 2008

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