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Mtow By Airline

Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:41 am

Because different airlines will assign different MTOWs to their fleet based on their needs, does anybody know where I can find a source for the MTOW of certain airplanes for certain airlines? For example, Continental operates their 767-200ERs at a higher MTOW than does US Airways. I understand that there are different variants of the same class of airplane, but even airplanes with the exact same characteristics, i.e. A330-300X, will have varying weights per airline. Thanks.
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RE: Mtow By Airline

Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:51 am

I know its a stupid question, but what is MTOW? Excuse my ignorance.
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RE: Mtow By Airline

Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:55 am

MTOW = maximum take-off weight

You mean an online source? Dunno. In print, there's JP. Is it reliable?
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RE: Mtow By Airline

Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:07 am

Continental operates their 767-200ERs at a higher MTOW than does US Airways

they were built later, better engines, etc

[Edited 2003-12-11 20:07:43]
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RE: Mtow By Airline

Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:18 am

Although they "forgot" to list some aircraft in last year's edition, I still think the jp is a reliable source.

A later-built aircraft of the same type doesn't necessarily have a higher mtow, it's the airline's decission and when they don't need it, they order the aircraft with less mtow.
The main difference between MD-81, 82, 83 and 88 is the mtow, isn't it? (Well, of course combined with different engines and landing gear). Airlines still bought MD-81 and 82 when MD-83 and 88 were already available.
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RE: Mtow By Airline

Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:54 am

As I understand it, with rare exception, higher MGTOW transport a/c differ in only one respect: paperwork. If a carrier is willing to pay for the engineering work, the manufacturer will happily oblige provided sufficient tolerances exist. Get the revised paperwork, bring the FAA onboard and you're all set!


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