B727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 522 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1458 times:
As the topic states, what is the smallest (shortest) DC-9. Also is the smallest DC-9 the same size as the new 717? I think the DC-9 would make a pretty cool personal aircraft, yet large enough for my entire family. What is the range on the DC-9. Could it make it across the pond in one stop for fuel? Any help is greatly appreciated.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1427 times:
I believe the largest DC-9 is the DC-9-10. The 717 is larger than this, and CRJ, is slightly smaller. The 717 is the size of the DC-9-30. I'm not sure about its range but I doubt it can go over the Atlantic without refueling.
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Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
Well, the DC-9 spured on an entire family, which includes the DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, and MD-95 (717).
The DC-9-10 is the smallest version of this family. In a single class configuration it carries 80 with a range with max payload at 570nm. The B717-100 will be slightly larger than the DC-9-10. I believe the B717-100 will actually be closer to the DC-9-20, a version with the -10's fusealage and the -30's wings and engines.
The way to get across the atlantic with 1 stop with the shortest legs are Gander-Reykjavik-Shannon. Gander-Reykjavik is 1390nm. Gander-Shannon nonstop is 1738nm. So, theretically, a DC-9-30, 9-40, 9-50, MD-81 and B717-200 with typical loads could make it 1 stop. The MD-82, -83, -87, -88, and -90-30 could make it nonstop. This excludes ETOPS and all of those other things. The DC-9-10 and 9-20 could not make it with a typical load.
The models in this family are:
Trident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1360 times:
Hugh Heffner, president of Playboy, had a very famous all black exec DC-9 in the 1970's called "The Black Bunny". The colour scheme was so smart, it has turned up on other aircraft, such as US Navy F-4 Phantoms!
Ely Lilly Inc. also operated a biz jet DC-9.