Date: 28 Aug 97 02:30:39 From: richard <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: 1 2 3
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Karl Swartz wrote: > >The 737-200 did not have fuel dump capabilities because its MGTOW and MLW > >were very close. I can't speak for the big fan versions, but I suspect they > >are the same. > > The weights appear to be close enough for the 2nd generation 737s, > too, so I'd guess they also have no need for fuel dump. I couldn't > find MLW for the 3rd generation 737s. > > ---- basic ---- --- heaviest -- > MGTOW MLW MGTOW MLW > 737-300 124,500 114,000 140,000 116,600 > 737-400 139,000 121,000 150,500 124,000 > 737-500 116,000 110,000 134,000 110,000 Part 25 which is the regulation by which all aircraft over 12,500 pounds are required to be certified by only requires fuel dumping capacity if the MGTOW is more tha 105% of MLW. But waivers can be optained if it can be proved to the satisfaction of the certify body that safety is not compromised.