AIRBUS 380

STANDARD DATA: Seats: 555; Gross weight: 1,234,600 lbs.; Empty weight: 610,700 lbs.; Engines: four 84,000 lb. Rolls-Royce Trent 900 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max speed: Mach 0.88; Long-range cruise: Mach 0.85; Initial climb rate: 2,300 fpm; Range: 8,000-13,100 nm; Ceiling: 43,000 ft. The two-deck, 555-seat A380 is the largest passenger airliner in the world. Like other Airbus more »

AIRBUS A300

Airbus A300-600 STANDARD DATA: Seats 281-331. Gross wt. 302,000. Empty wt. 168,259. Fuel capacity 11,361-15,324. Engines two 51,008-lb. s.t. General Electric turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 582. Cruise mph 570. Approach mph 154. Range 1,000-2,190. Ceiling 35,000. Takeoff run 6,150. Landing roll 5,600. STANDARD DATA: (A310) Seats 236. Gross wt. 330,690. Empty wt. 169,842. Fuel capacity more »

AIRBUS A319CJ

STANDARD DATA: Seats 2-39. Gross wt. 166,450. Empty wt. 129,000. Engines two 26,500-lb. International Aero Engines IAE V2527M-A5. PERFORMANCE: Max speed Mach 0.82. Ceiling 41,000′. Range 6,300 nm. When Boeing announced its Boeing Business Jet (BBJ), a personalized version of its 737 airframe, Aerospatiale countered with the A319CJ (Corporate Jet), a private Airbus 319. The more »

BAC 111

STANDARD DATA: (Series 500) Seats 97-119. Gross wt. 104,500. Empty wt. 54,582. Fuel capacity 3,705. Engines two 12,550-lb. s.t. Rolls-Royce turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 541. Cruise mph 461. Stall mph 121. Initial climb rate 2,280. Range 1,705. Ceiling 35,000. Takeoff distance (35′) 7,300. Landing distance (50′) 4,720. The BAC 111, built by the British Aircraft more »

BAC VC-10

STANDARD DATA: (Super VC-10) Seats 131-174. Gross wt. 335,000. Empty wt. 155,380. Fuel capacity 23,257. Engines four 22,500-lb. s.t. Rolls-Royce turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 581. Cruise mph 550. Initial climb rate 2,300. Range 4,720. Ceiling 42,000. Takeoff distance (35′) 8,300. Landing distance (50) 7,000. The British Aircraft Corp. VC-10 is a long-range high payload jetliner. more »

BOEING 707

STANDARD DATA: 707-320C) Seats 219. Gross wt. 333,680. Empty wt. 146,000. Fuel capacity 23,855. Engines four 19,000-lb. s.t. Pratt & Whitneys. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 627. Cruise mph 600. Stall mph 121. Initial climb rate 3,550. Range 7,475. Ceiling 38,500. Takeoff distance (35) 10,900. Landing distance (50′) 6,250. The prototype of the Boeing 707 was the more »

BOEING 717

STANDARD DATA: Seats 106-117. Gross wt. 110,000. Empty wt. 69,830. Engines two 18,500-lb. Rolls-Royce BR715-A1-30 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise 438 kts. Range 1,375-2,060 nm. Ceiling 41,000′. After its merger with McDonnell Douglas 1997, Boeing retained the MD-80/90/95 product line as the Boeing 717. The aircraft was designed for high-cycle, short haul regional airline applications and more »

BOEING 720

STANDARD DATA: (720B) Seats 153. Gross wt. 234,000. Empty wt. 112,883. Fuel capacity 14,880 Engines four 17,000-lb. s.t. Pratt & Whitneys. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 627. Cruise mph 611. Stall mph 116. Initial climb rate 4,080. Range 4,155. Ceiling 42,000. Takeoff distance (35′) 6,450. Landing distance (50′) 6,350. Produced in two models, the 720 and the more »

BOEING 727

STANDARD DATA: (727-200) Seats 163-189. Gross wt. 184,800. Empty wt. 99,398. Fuel capacity 8,186-10,666. Engines three 14,500-lb. s.t. Pratt & Whitney turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 632. Cruise mph 592. Stall mph 122. Initial climb rate 2,500. Range 1,670. Ceiling 33,000. Takeoff distance (35′) 9,340. Landing distance (50′) 4,690. The Boeing 727 was built with the more »

BOEING 747

Boeing 747-200 Boeing 747-400 STANDARD DATA: (747-200) Seats 385-500. Gross wt. 785,000. Empty wt. 363,068. Fuel capacity 51,000. Engines four 48,570-lb. s.t. Pratt & Whitney turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 608. Cruise mph 595. Stall mph 115. Initial climb rate 2,000. Range 6,218. Ceiling 45,000. Takeoff distance (35) 10,500. Landing distance (50′) 6,170. STANDARD DATA: (747-300) more »

BOMBARDIER CHALLENGER 300

  STANDARD DATA: Seats 8-9. Gross wt. 38,500. Empty wt. 23,350. Engines two 6,826-lb. Honeywell HTF7000 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise 470 kts. Normal cruise 460 kts. Ceiling 45,000′. Range 3,100 nm. Landing distance 2,600′. The Challenger 300 is mid-range corporate jet, sitting between Bombardier’s large Learjet 60 and the Challenger 604. The Challenger 300 is more »

BOMBARDIER GLOBAL EXPRESS BD-700

STANDARD DATA: (5000) Seats 8-19. Gross wt. 95,000. Empty wt. 48,800. Engines two 14,750-lb BMW Rolls-Royce BR-710-220 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: High speed cruise 505 kts. Typical cruise 488 kts. Ceiling 41,000. Range 5,325-6,700 nm. Landing distance 2,700′. The Global Express 5000 is Bombardier’s crown jewel in corporate jets, competing handily with the Airbus A319CJ, the Gulfstream more »

BRITISH AEROSPACE RJ70/85/100

STANDARD DATA: (RJ70) Seats 70. Gross wt. 95,000. Empty wt. 52,690. Engines four 6,130-lb. Allied Signal LF-507 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max speed Mach 0.73. Cruise 412 kts. Range 1,440-1,660 nm. Ceiling 40,000′. The Avro RJ series were upgrades from the BAe-146 series. The RJ variants came in three fuselage lengths, all with glass cockpits and super-efficient more »

Cessna Citation M2: Still The One

I’ll cut to the chase and start with the question that so many people in the market for a first light bizjet ask: Why would anyone not buy a HondaJet? Based on the response of the market, perhaps the biggest reason is the Cessna Citation M2, which while not quite as fast or as roomy more »

CONVAIR 880

STANDARD DATA: Seats 88-110. Gross wt. 184,500. Empty wt. 88,615. Fuel capacity 12,534. Engines four 11,650-lb. s.t. General Electric turbojets. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 615. Cruise mph 501. Stall mph 121. Initial climb rate 3,565. Range 3,995. Ceiling 41,000. Takeoff run 8,050. Landing roll 6,150. First of General Dynamics jet passenger airplanes, the Convair 880 began more »

CONVAIR 990

  STANDARD DATA: Seats 96-121. Gross wt. 244,200. Empty wt. 113,000. Fuel capacity 15,119-15,675. Engines four 16,100-lb. General Electric tur-bofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 640. Cruise mph 610. Stall mph 105. Initial climb rate 3,250. Range 4,300-5,445. Ceiling 41,000. Takeoff run 5,350. Landing roll 4,770. Nicknamed the “San Diego Anteater,” the Convair 990 does look a more »

DASSAULT FALCON 2000

STANDARD DATA: Falcon 900EX Seats 8-12. Gross wt. 35,800. Empty wt. 20,735. Engines two 5,918-lb. General Electric/Allied Signal CFE738 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise Mach 0.85. Range 3,000-3,125 nm. Ceiling 47,000′. The Falcon 2000 derived from the Falcon 900, but was designed as a smaller transcontinental jet with a reduction in range. That factor allowed Dassault more »

DASSAULT FALCON 50

  STANDARD DATA: Falcon 50EX Seats 12-19. Gross wt. 39,700. Empty wt. 21,270. Engines three 3,700-lb. Allied Signal TFE73140 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise 475 kts. Ceiling 45,000′. Takeoff run 5,415. Landing roll 3,280. Development of the new Falcon 50 began in May 1974. Some of the components of the Falcon 50 are modeled after those more »

DASSAULT FALCON 900

STANDARD DATA: Falcon 900EX Seats 8-15. Gross wt. 48,300. Empty wt. 23,875. Engines three 5,000-lb. Allied Signal TFE731-60 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise Mach 0.80. Range 3,840-4,500 nm. Ceiling 51,000′. Though the Falcon 900 drew its basis from the Falcon 50, it is essentially an all-new airplane. To demonstrate its even more improved long range capability, more »

DASSAULT MYSTERE FALCON 10/20/30 FALCON 100-200

STANDARD DATA: (Falcon 20) Seats 8-14. Gross wt. 28,660. Empty wt. 15,970. Fuel capacity 1,385. Engines two 4,315-lb. s.t. General Electric turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 465. Cruise mph 405. Stall mph 95. Range 2,200. Ceiling 42,000. Takeoff distance (35′) 3,790. Landing distance (50) 1,930. The Dassault Mystere 20/Falcon is a lightweight, pressurized, twin-engine business jet more »

DOUGLAS DC-10

STANDARD DATA: (Series 30) Seats 225-380. Gross wt. 555,000. Empty wt. 263,500. Fuel capacity 35,800. Engines 49,008-lb. s.t. General Electric turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 610. Cruise mph 578. Landing mph 167. Initial climb rate 3,000. Range 4,375. Ceiling 34,000. Takeoff distance (35′) 11,670. Landing distance (50′) 5,960. The Douglas DC-10 is designed to carry more more »

DOUGLAS DC-8

STANDARD DATA: (Super 61) Seats 259. Gross wt. 325,000. Empty wt. 148,897. Fuel capacity 23,390. Engines four 18,000-lb. s.t. Pratt & Whitney turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 600. Landing mph 153. Initial climb rate 2,270. Range 3,750. Takeoff run 9,980. Landing roll 6,140. The DC-8 has been produced in eight versions that can be divided into more »

DOUGLAS DC-9

STANDARD DATA: (Series 50) Seats 139. Gross wt. 121,000. Empty wt. 55,700. Fuel capacity 3,700. Engines two 15,500- or 16,000-lb. s.t. Pratt & Whitney turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 576. Cruise mph 561. Initial climb rate 2,850. Range 932. Takeoff distance (35′) 7,750. Landing distance (50′) 4,720. The DC-9 is the McDonnell Douglas short-tomedium-range rear-engine jet more »

EMBRAER ERJ-135/140/145

  STANDARD DATA (ERJ-145LR): Seats: 37-50; Gross weight: 48,500 lbs.; Empty weight: 26,470 lbs.; Engines: two 7,426 lb. AE-3007A1 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise: 450 kts.; Range: 1,550 nm; Service ceiling: 37,000 ft. Embraer’s regional airliners have become some of the world’s most popular short haulers. Drastically redesigned from its popular Brasilia, the ERJ-145 first went more »

EMBRAER ERJ-170/175/190/195

STANDARD DATA (ERJ-170): Seats: 78; Gross weight: 78,153 lbs.; Empty weight: 44,422 lbs.; Engines: two 14,000 lb. General Electric CF34-8Es. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise: 470 kts.; Range: 1,800–2,100 nm; Service ceiling: 37,000 ft.; Takeoff field length: 5,499 ft.; Landing field length: 399 ft. Embraer’s success in regionals is manifested in its largest and most capable models more »