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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 passenger airliner designed for the regional high-frequency short- and medium-haul market. This aircraft should not be confused with the Model 717 prototype aircraft, produced in the 50s by Boeing, on the basis of which the Boeing C-135 Stratolifter tanker aircraft was subsequently released. This Boeing 717 was produced in the 90s and is a continuation of the development of the short-haul DC-9, MD-80 and MD-90 aircraft family produced by McDonnell Douglas. Also the Boeing 717 is one of the smallest passenger jet aircraft built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes to date.

 

Boeing 717 photo

Boeing 717 2

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

 

Boeing 717 photo salon

Boeing 717 Salon

 

The Boeing 717 is a monoplane with a low, swept wing, circular fuselage and "T" -shaped tail. The wing of the Boeing 717 was based on the wing of the DC-9-34 aircraft. The power plant of the aircraft consists of two BR715-A1-30 engines with a power of 83,2 kN or two BR715-C1-30 engines with a power of 93,4 kN. These turbojet engines manufactured by Rolls Royce are located in the aft fuselage in nacelles. The cockpit is equipped with modern EFIS avionics. The Honeywell VIA 2000 computer system is used to process data about the flight and the state of the aircraft. All information is displayed on six multifunctional screens. In general, the cockpit is similar to that of the Douglas MD-90 aircraft.

Boeing 717 aircraft have two main modifications: the basic version of the Boeing 717-200BGW with a flight range of 2600 kilometers and the Boeing 717-200HGW version with an increased flight range up 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 Boeing 717 aircraft. Production ceased in May 2006. The main reason for the discontinuation of the 717 is the increased competition from the Embraer E-Jet and Bombardier CRJ regional jets. Over the entire production period, 156 Boeing 717 aircraft were produced.

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

 

Boeing 717-200BGW Aircraft Specifications

 

  • 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

 

Boeing 717-200HGW Aircraft Specifications

 

  • 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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