Re: Add MD-90 to thrust/weight ratio table?

From:         mehren@address.net (Mark Mehren)
Date:         12 Feb 1996 15:23:24 -0800
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In article <4f8rnv$lf@gsb-crown.Stanford.EDU>, rna@gsb-crown.Stanford.EDU 
says...
>
>I flew a Delta MD-90 yesterday and was impressed by its vigorous
>ascent.  A while ago someone made a table of thrust/weight ratios
>for various airliners showing the 757 ended on top (apart from the
>Concorde that is, which is in a special category!).
>
>I was wondering if that person (Andrew Chuang? Karl Swartz?) could
>add the MD-90 to the table to see where it stacks up.  In some ways
>it reminded me of the 757, being long and thin with big high-bypass
>engines.
>
>RNA
>
 So far only Delta has taken the 28,000 lb. thrust option. Alot of power for 
this A/C! When they are empty (during production flight tests), they fly like 
rockets! MD-80 max. thrust per engine tops out at about 20,000 lb each.