Re: $%#% news media! (UA 737 engine failure in Portland, Or)

Date:         28 Aug 97 02:30:39 
From:         richard <richard@lvdi.net>
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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.