Re: Does B737-400/500 have dump fuel system?

Date:         07 Dec 98 23:19:34 
From:         Trevor Fenn <trevfenn@erols.SPAMOUTcom>
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James Matthew Weber wrote:
> A 737-400 has a MGTOW of 138,500 pounds, and MLW of 121,000 pounds
> -500 has an MGTOW of 115,500 and MLW of 110,000.
>
> Even if you have to return to the field immediately after takeoff, you
> are looking at landing weight that is at most 10% over max.. You can
> often burn off the excess weight fairly quickly,

It would take quite a while to burn off 17,500 pounds to get down to MLW
after a max weight take off. 17,500 pounds is enough to get half way
across the country.

Trevor Fenn
trevfenn@erols.com