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Boeing 717. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.

Boeing 717. A photo. Video. Driving compartment. Characteristics. Reviews.

The Boeing 717 is a twin-engine, narrow-body jet airliner designed for the regional short and medium range air travel market with high flight frequency. This aircraft should not be confused with the Model 717 prototype aircraft, produced in 50 by Boeing, on the basis of which the Boeing C-135 Stratolifter tanker aircraft was later produced. This Boeing 717, was produced in 90-ies and is a continuation of the development of the short-haul family of aircraft DC-9, MD-80 and MD-90 produced by "McDonnell Douglas". Also, the Boeing 717 is one of the smallest passenger jet planes built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes today.

Boeing 717 photo

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In June 1991 year at the Paris Air Show Company «McDonnell Douglas» announced the beginning of the design of the passenger 105-seaters Douglas MD-95, short-haul and medium in routing, with the aim of replacing the aircraft DC-9. First flight MD-95 1994 planned for July of the year, and the first orders have been scheduled for October 1995 years. Hence, the figure «95» in the name of the aircraft Douglas MD-95. But in August 1997, the merged company «Boeing» and «McDonnell Douglas». And since that time MD-95 began to be referred to as Boeing 717-200.

The first flight of the Boeing 717 made 2 September 1998 year. FAA certificate for the aircraft was obtained on September 1 1999 of the year. European JAA certificate, was issued 16 September 1999 of the year. The first deliveries of the aircraft began on September 23 of the same year. One of the first users of the Boeing 717 was the low-cost US airline AirTran Airways. The first commercial operation of the airliner began in October 1999, along the route "Atlanta - Washington."

Boeing 717 photo salon

Boeing 717 Salon

The Boeing 717 is a low-lying, swept-wing monoplane with a circular cross-section fuselage and a “T” -shaped tail. The wing of the DC-717-9 was taken as the basis of the Boeing 34 wing. The power plant of the aircraft consists of two engines BR715-A1-30 83,2 kN power or two engines BR715-C1-30 93,4 kN power. These turbojet engines manufactured by Rolls Royce are located in the rear fuselage in the nacelles. In the cockpit installed modern avionics EFIS. For processing data on the flight and the state of the aircraft using a computer system Honeywell VIA 2000. All information is displayed on six multifunctional screens. In general, the cockpit is similar to the cockpit of the Douglas MD-90.

Boeing 717 airplanes have two main modifications, these are the basic version of the Boeing 717-200BGW with an 2600 kilometers range and the Boeing 717-200HGW version with an increased distance to 3800 kilometers.

In May 2003 in Geneva it was presented to corporate 60-seater version of the aircraft Boeing 717 Business Express with a range of 5815 kilometers.

Driving cabin Boeing 717

Boeing 717 scheme

In January, 2005, citing slow sales, Boeing announced the end of the Boeing 717 aircraft release. Production was discontinued in May 2006. The main reason for the discontinuation of the 717s is the increased competition from the regional Embraer E-Jet and Bombardier CRJ. Over the entire production period, 156 units of the Boeing 717 aircraft were released.

As of year 2013, in operation at the aircraft carriers are 148 Boeing 717-200.

Specifications aircraft Boeing 717-200BGW

  • The first flight of Boeing 717: 2 September 1998 year
  • Production Years: c 1998 2006 year on year
  • Length: 37,81 m.
  • Height: 8,92 m.
  • Wingspan: 28,47 m.
  • Empty weight: 30445 kg.
  • Wing area: 92,90 sq.m.
  • Cruising speed: 811 km / h..
  • Maximum speed: 910 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 11300 m.
  • Range: 2645 km.
  • Engines: 2 turbofan Rolls Royce BR715-A1-30 (83,2 kN)
  • Crew: 2 people
  • Number of seats: 106 seats in two classes

Specifications aircraft Boeing 717-200HGW

  • Length: 37,81 m.
  • Height: 8,92 m.
  • Wingspan: 28,47 m.
  • Empty weight: 30445 kg.
  • Wing area: 92,90 sq.m.
  • Cruising speed: 811 km. / H.
  • Maximum speed: 910 km / h..
  • Ceiling: 11300 m.
  • Range: 3815 km.
  • Engines: 2 turbofan Rolls Royce BR715-C1-30 (93,4 kN)
  • Crew: 2 people
  • Number of seats: 106 seats in two classes

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