|Quoting Rwessel (Reply 1):|
For a 737-700, Vmo is 340kts. The 737 is a transport category jet - it has no published Vne as such. Vmo (along with Mmo) is the closest number available, and serves basically the same purpose.
|Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 3):|
There is no Vmo, but there is a Vd (and Md), which is the closest equivalent. You're never supposed to fly there, but you need to know what it is for certification. For some reason, it's not shown in the AFM though.
|Quoting Tb727 (Reply 7):|
Interesting, sounds like they experienced Mach Tuck.
|Quoting Brons2 (Reply 8):|
If so, how did they recover it? More drag at a lower altitude?
|Quoting Tb727 (Reply 9):|
I'm not implying any wrong doing on this 737, but there were only 4 crew members on board, I'm thinking maybe they were seeing how fast they could get it to go since they were empty. Is there anything else on this incident?