FAIRCHILD AEROSPACE 328JET/528JET/728JET

STANDARD DATA (728JET):  Seats: 7-110; Gross weight: 83,754 lbs.; Engines: two 12,500 lb. General Electric CF343-3D1 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise: 460 kts.; Range: 1,400–4,000 nm; Service ceiling: 41,000 ft.; Takeoff distance: 4,800 ft.; Landing distance: 4,659 ft. When Fairchild Dornier became Fairchild Aerospace, the basic 328 turboprop soon became the 328JET. FADEC Pratt & Whitneys more »

FOKKER F100

STANDARD DATA: Seats: 85–107; Gross weight: 98,000 lbs.; Empty weight: 58,645 lbs.; Engines: two Rolls-Royce Tay Mk 650-15 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise: 456 kts.; Long-range cruise: 453 kts.; Range: 1,323 nm; Service ceiling: 35,000 ft. The F100 is based on the F28 Mk 4000, but with noticeable differences. The fuselage is longer, the wingis redesigned more »

GRUMMAN AMERICAN GULFSTREAM II/ III / IV/V

STANDARD DATA: (II) Seats 19. Gross wt. 62,000. Empty wt. 29,000. Fuel capacity 3,478. Engines two 11,440-lb. s.t. Rolls-Royce Spey turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 588. Cruise mph 526. Stall mph 116. Initial climb rate 4,350. Range 3,886. Ceiling 43,000. Takeoff run 5,000. Landing roll 3,190. STANDARD DATA: (III) Seats 19. Gross wt. 68,200. Empty wt. more »

HAWKER 400XP

STANDARD DATA: Seats 7-9. Gross wt. 16,500. Empty wt. 10,550. Fuel capacity 733. Engines two 2,965-lb. Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise 450 kts. Long range cruise 414 kts. Range 874-1,687 nm. Ceiling 45,000′. Takeoff distance 3,906′. Landing distance 3,514′. The design began as the Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond in 1978. In 1985 Beechcraft more »

HAWKER 800XP

STANDARD DATA: Seats 8-15. Gross wt. 28,120. Empty wt. 16,245. Fuel capacity 1,492. Engines two 4,669-lb. Honeywell TFE731-5BR turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise 447 kts. Long range cruise 402 kts. Range 2,285-2,621 nm. Ceiling 41,000. Takeoff distance 5,030′. Landing distance 2,650′. The series 800 Hawkers were built in the UK until Raytheon purchased the production rights more »

HAWKER HORIZON

STANDARD DATA: Seats 8-14. Gross wt. 37,700. Empty wt. 21,555. Fuel capacity 2,134. Engines two 6,900-lb. Pratt & Whitney PW308A turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise 470 kts. Long range cruise 430 kts. Range 2,763-3,477 nm. Ceiling 45,000. Takeoff distance 5,088′. Landing distance 2,907′. Raytheon’s biggest Hawker design (30% larger than the 800XP) originated at roughly the more »

HAWKER SIDDELEY COMET 4

STANDARD DATA: Seats 68-81. Gross wt. 162,000. HAWKER 400XP Empty wt. 74,900. Fuel capacity 10,686. Engines four 10,509-lb. s.t. Rolls-Royce Avon turbojets. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 526. Cruise mph 500. Range 4,030. Takeoff run 6,750. Landing distance (50′) 6,880. A BOAC Comet 4 was put into service Oct. 4, 1958, on the world’s first transatlantic jet more »

HAWKER SIDDELEY DH 125

  STANDARD DATA: Seats 9. Gross wt. 25,000. Empty wt. 12,700. Fuel capacity 1,416. Engines two 3,750-lb. s.t. Rolls-Royce Viper 601 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 524. Stall mph 94. Initial climb rate 4,500. Range 1,959. Ceiling 41,000. Takeoff distance (50′) 5,350. Landing distance (50′) 2,550. Beech Aircraft Corp. began to market the Hawker Siddeley DH more »

HAWKER SIDDELEY TRIDENT

  STANDARD DATA: Seats 97-180. Gross wt. 150,000. Empty wt. 81,778. Fuel capacity 6,750. Engines three 11,960-lb. s.t. turbofans and one 5,250-lb. s.t Rolls-Royce Spey turbojet. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 601. Cruise mph 533. Stall mph 129. Range 1,785. Takeoff distance (35′) 8,900. Landing distance The British tri-engine short- to medium-range jet first flew in airline more »

ILYUSHIN IL-62

  STANDARD DATA: Seats 168-186. Gross wt.  357,000. Empty wt. 146,390. Fuel capacity 26,420. Engines four 23,150-lb. s.t. Kuznetsov turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 560. Cruise mph 510. Landing mph 137. Range 4,160. Takeoff run 10,660. Landing roll 9,185. Produced in Kazan, Russia (formally U.S.S.R.), the 174-foot airliner first flew to North America on September 15, more »

LEARJET

 Learjet 25D STANDARD DATA: (24E) Seats 6-8. Gross wt. 12,499. Empty wt. 7,025. Fuel capacity 715. Engines two 2,950-lb. s.t. General Electric turbojets. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 534. Cruise mph 507. Stall mph 101. Initial climb rate 7,220. Ceiling 45,000. Range 1,455. Balanced field length 3,000. STANDARD DATA: (24F) Seats 6-8. Gross wt. 13,500. Empty wt. more »

LEARJET 40/45

STANDARD DATA: Seats 9. Gross wt. 20,750. Empty wt. 13,888. Engines two 3,500-lb. Honeywell TFE731-20-AR turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise 464 kts. Long range cruise 430 kts. Range 2,032 nm. Ceiling 51,000. Takeoff distance (50) 5,250. Landing distance 2,660′. In early 1990, Learjet was purchased by Bombardier. The high performing jets fit perfectly into the company’s more »

LEARJET 60

STANDARD DATA: Seats 10. Gross wt. 23,500. Empty wt. 13,850. Engines two 4,300-lb. Pratt & Whitney PW305A turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max Cruise 453 kts. Long range cruise 420 kts. Range 2,409 nm. Ceiling 51,000′. The Learjet 60 is a follow-up to the Lear 55, the largest of the Learjet fleet. It is a direct evolution of more »

LEARJET LONGHORN 54/55/56

Learjet Longhorn STANDARD DATA: (54) Seats 12. Gross wt. 10,216. Fuel capacity 825. Engines two 3,650-lb. s.t. Garrett AiResearch fanjets. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 550. Stall mph 100. Initial climb rate 5,380. Ceiling 51,000. Range 2,300. Balanced field length 3,520. STANDARD DATA: (55) Seats 12. Gross wt. 18,500. Empty wt. 10,216. Fuel capacity 985. Engines two more »

LOCKHEED T-33

STANDARD DATA: T-33A Seats (ejection) 2. Gross wt. 16,800. Empty wt. 8,440. Engine one 5,400-lb. Allison J-33-A/4 turbojet with w/water-alcohol injection. PERFORMANCE: Max Speed 525 mph. Long range cruise 455 mph. Range 1,000 nm. Ceiling 47,000′. The ‘T-Bird’ was the first widely used jet trainer, a design evolved from the P-80 Shooting Star that flew more »

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD11

MD11 STANDARD DATA: Seats 315-400. Gross wt. 602,500. Empty wt. 277,000. Fuel capacity 32,185. Engines three 58,000-lb. s.t. Pratt & Whitney PW4358 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 644. Cruise mph 588. Ceiling 45,000+. Range 5,010. Takeoff distance 10,100. Landing distance 6,470. The MD-11 is a direct descendent from the DC-10. Certification came in 1990 and deliveries more »

MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD80/90

MD90 STANDARD DATA: MD-81 Seats 142-172. Gross wt. 140,000. Empty wt. 78,420. Fuel capacity 4,812. Engines two 18,550-lb. s.t. Pratt & Whitney JT8D turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise 500 kts. Long range cruise 440 kts. Ceiling 35,000+. Range 1,563-2,630 nm. Takeoff distance 7,250. Landing distance 4,860. STANDARD DATA: MD-90 Seats 141-187. Gross wt. 156,000. Empty wt. more »

MIKOYAN GUREVICH MIG 21 “Fishbed”

STANDARD DATA: Seats 1-2. Gross wt. 20,720. Empty wt. 8,115. Engine one 14,550-lb Turmanski R-13-300 turbojet. PERFORMANCE: Max speed 1,385 mph (Mach 2.1). Range 685 nm. Ceiling 50,000′. The delta-wing MiG-21 fought the American F-4 Phantom during the Vietnam war, and was given thename ‘Fishbed’ by NATO allies. Variants of the Russian fighter became all-weather more »

MITSUBISHI DIAMOND I/II/III

STANDARD DATA: Seats 9-11. Gross wt. 13,890. Empty wt. 8,050. Fuel capacity 662. Engines two 2,500-lb. s.t. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada JT-15D-4 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top speed 0.78 Mach. Cruise mph 322. Minimum control mph 103. Range 1,800. Takeoff run 4,100. Landing roll 2,700. The Diamond I was introduced in 1979 as Mitsubishi’s example more »

PIAGGIO-DOUGLAS PD808 VESPA-JET

STANDARD DATA: Seats 5-9. Gross wt. 18,000. Empty wt. 10,650. Fuel capacity 984. Engines two 3,368-lb. s.t. Rolls-Royce Bristol Viper turbojets. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 529. Cruise mph 497. Stall mph 104. Initial climb rate 5,400. Range 1,332. Ceiling 45,000. Takeoff distance (35′) 3,180. Landing distance (50′) 2,990. Under an agreement signed in 1961, Piaggio and more »

TUPOLEV TU-144

STANDARD DATA: Seats 140. Gross wt. 396,830. Empty wt. 187,400. Fuel capacity 209,440 lbs. Engines four 44,090-lb. s.t. Kuznetsov turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 1,550. Cruise mph 1,430. Operating altitude 59,000. Range 4,030. Takeoff distance (balanced) 9,845. Landing roll 8,530. First shown at the 1965 Paris Air Show in model form, the TU-144 supersonic transport was more »

WESTWIND JET

STANDARD DATA: (Westwind) Seats 10. Gross wt. 20,700. Empty wt. 9,370. Fuel capacity 1,330. Engines two 3,109-lb. s.t. General Electric turbojets. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 428. Cruise mph 420. Stall mph 112. Initial climb rate 4,040. Range 1,600. Ceiling 45,000. Takeoff distance (35′) 4,100. Landing distance (50′) 3,400. The Jet Commander originated with Aero Commander in more »