ZKNBS From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 27 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4977 times:
Can anyone tell me the MTOW of Delta's 737-700's as well as the specific engine type on their 700 fleet. I am having difficulty finding this information on the internet and my copy of JP Fleets is out of date.
Dispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1262 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4547 times:
This aircraft has something I have never before seen in an AFM, a minimum weight to be able to use maximum thrust. If you are super light weight, then you HAVE to operate the airplane at a reduced thrust.
Some of the other -700s might have the same restriction in their AFM, I just have never seen it before.
Wow.... why did they opt for -26's??? That's a lot more power than most -700s out there.
The airplane was intended for short field or hot & high operations. Airports like those in Latin America were the intention of the airplane. Also they are flying them to shorter field airports like SNA.
DL got the 73G exclusively for performance. They were the launch customer for carbon brakes on the 737 so that they could save 500lbs in order to improve performance even more. The fleet fills a small niche at the airline, so it will never operate that many of them. People thought they were for thinner routes, but in reality they are a higher performance plane for markets where the 757 does not work.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
Transpac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3223 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3937 times:
Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 7): Quick question, are the engines on the -832s CFM56-7B26 or CFM56-7B27s?
As far as I know, AA is the only North American carrier that opted for the CFM56-7B27. For the same reason as DL with the 73G, AA wanted max performance out of their 738's for the flights to South America out of MIA.