Rate of climb and descent

Date:         25 Jan 98 03:27:39 
From:         stephan@lac.inpe.br (Stephan Stephany LAC-CC)
Followups:    1 2 3 4
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

I wonder what would be typical rates of climb and descent for airliners.
I suppose standard procedures provide for low figures in order to try to
make the ride as smooth as possible for the passengers. I also would
like to know what are the limit rates in both cases. I mean, for a twin
engine aircraft like the 767, "almost empty" (i.e. no passengers/load
and a small amount of fuel) does the climb rate exceed 5000 fpm? For the
same 767 fully loaded, spoilers on, etc, would be the figure similar to
this (downwards)? It does not to be a 767. I just would like to have an
idea on the subject.

Thank you,

Stephan Stephany - system manager
LAC  - Computing and Applied Mathematics Laboratory
INPE - Brazilian Institute for Space Research