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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.
 
COEWRNJ
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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.
 
timz
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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?
 
ConcordeBoy
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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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Ndebele
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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.
 
jjbiv
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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!

joe

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