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737-700 Runway Performance?  
User currently offlineYKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 17 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

I was wondering how the 737-700 performs on short runways compared to the 737-200 series. The reason im asking is because Westjet is intent on completly phasing out the -200 in favour of the NG aircraft but the airline operates out many airports with longest runways of no more than 6200' and are sure to add more small comunties as more new aircraft are recieved. Will the NG be able to operate safley out of these short strips in all weather conditions, especialy the cold and icy Canadian winters like the 737-200 or will severe weight restrictions have to be implemented?

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 17 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Comparing the -200's performance and the -700's is like comparing the performance of a pair of Ford F-150 pick-up trucks, one with a 250 cu. in. V-6, and the other with a 450 cu. in. V-8 with a supercharger.

The performance of the -700 is so much better than the -200 that you'll rarely see effective restrictions on payload due to runway clutter penalties, or just plane shorter runways.

Westjet is making a good move...



User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 17 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

The 737-700 is a rocket on takeoff. I flew one of CO's 737-700's out of IAH on a hot day. The roll was not that long, and the plane climbed very steeply.

User currently offlineYXDfan From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 13 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

All points raised here are valid... also, in terms of weight restrictions, I don't think it'll be much of a factor. Even with a full load of passengers, it'll be rare that a WJ flight will be carrying close to a full load of fuel for a short flight to a smaller city.

User currently offline762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Aloha flies fully loaded 737-700s out of SNA to HNL and OGG. As I'm sure you know, SNA's runways is less than 6,000ft and the flight to Hawaii from there is nearly 2,400nm! Needless to say, the 737-700's takeoff performance has proven to be spectacular.

User currently offlineRuscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1566 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 5 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

I agree with all said.

As a matter of interest however, is that I was talking with a Virgin Capt. in Brisbane who told me that the takeoff performance of their 737-700 was less than optimal because Virgin had taken aircraft with reduced thrust engines.

He told me that these are exactly the same engines as is standard but with some electronic device set to produce lower thrust and hence lower operating costs.

He also said that when the 738's arrive they will not have this limitation.

Ruscoe


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