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Aerospatiale & ATR

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Airbus

Antonov

Beechcraft
Boeing
British Aerospace (BAC BAE)
BAE/Aerospatiale (Concorde)

Bombardier

Canadair (Bombardier)
China Aviation Industry I (AVIC I)

Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (Comac)

Convair

de Havilland

de Havilland Canada (Bombardier)

Douglas Aircraft Company (McDonnell Douglas)

Embraer
Fairchild

Fokker

Ilyushin

Irkut

Lockheed
McDonnell Douglas

Mitsubishi

Saab

Sukhoi

Tupolev
Vickers

Yakovlev

 

(Please also refer to the notes and disclaimers at the bottom of this list)

If you want to know where the 'best' seats are on a plane, please refer to my three part series on this topic.

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or anything else, please go to the Discussion Forum about Airline Seating and post your message there.


Aerospatiale & Avions de Transport Régional (ATR)    
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
ATR 42
ATR 42-500
AT4 AT5 2 46 in 1 class 2 + 2   328  
ATR 72 AT7 2 turbo prop 66 in 1 class 2 + 2 1318 322  

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Airbus (website)
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
A 300
A300-B2/B4
A300-600
AB3 AB4 AB5 AB6 ABB ABF ABX ABY 2 jet 200 in 3 classes

266 in 2 classes (26/240)

298-360 in coach

2 + 4 + 2 1675 - 3000 (-B)

4600 (-600)

530 - 550 (Mach 0.82) First flight -B2 Apr 1974; -600 Mar 1984

561 manufactured in total, last delivery in July 2007.

A 310
A310-200
A310-300
310 312 313 31F 31X 31Y 2 jet 169 in 3 classes

220 in 2 classes (28/212)

247 in coach

2 + 4 + 2 4050 (-200)

5000 - 6000

555 (Mach 0.84) First flight 1982 (-200); 1985 (-300)

255 produced in total, ceased production in 2007

A 318 318 32S 2 jet 107 in 2 classes (8/99)

117 in coach

3 + 3 2020-3725 (max load cf max pax) 530 (Mach 0.82) First flight 1999
A 319 319 32S 2 jet 124 in 2 classes (8/116)

134-142 in coach

3 + 3 2020-4373 530 (Mach 0.82) First flight May 1996
A 320 320 32S 2 jet 150 in 2 classes (12/138)

164-179 in coach

3 + 3 3050-3450 530 (Mach 0.82) First flight -200 Apr 1988
A 320neo   2 jet same as present models 3 + 3     A re-engined series of A320, A320 and A319 planes.  Announced Dec 2010.  First commercial flight expected 2016.
Update Apr11 :  FCF now promised for October 2015.
A 321
A321-100
A321-200
321 32S 2 jet 185 in 2 classes (16/169)

199 in coach (32" pitch)
220 in coach ('high density")

3 + 3 2700-3450 530 (Mach 0.82) First flight -100 Feb 94; -200 May 97
A 330-200 330 332 2 jet 253 in 3 classes (12/36/205)

293 in 2 classes (30/263)

380 coach class

2 + 4 + 2 7860 565 (Mach 0.86) First flight April 1998
A 330-300 330 333 2 jet  295 in 3 classes (12/42/241)

335 in 2 classes (30/305)

412 in coach

2 + 4 + 2 6620 565 (Mach 0.86) First flight Jan 1994
A 340-200 340 342 4 jet 239-261 in 3 classes (12/26/213)

300 in 2 classes (30/270)

360 in coach

2 + 4 + 2 9450 565 (Mach 0.86) First flight Feb 93

No longer m'factured

A 340-300 340 343 4 jet 295 in 3 classes (12/42/241)

335 in 2 classes (30/305)

2 + 4 + 2 8630 565 (Mach 0.86) First flight Mar 93
A 340-500 340 345 4 jet 313 in 3 classes (12/42/259)

359 in 2 classes (30/329

400+ in coach

2 + 4 + 2 10222 565 (Mach 0.86) First flight 2002
A 340-600 340 346 4 jet 380 in 3 classes (12/54/314)

419 in 2 classes (36/383)

500+ in coach

2 + 4 + 2 8860 565 (Mach 0.86) First flight mid 2002 with Virgin Atlantic
A 350-800

A 350-900

A350-1000

  2 jet approx 276 pax in 2 classes (-800)
approx 315 pax in 2 classes (-900)
approx 350 pax in 3 classes or 369 in 2 classes (-1000)
2 + 4 + 2

more recently shown as 3 + 3 + 3

9800 (-800)

9300 (-900)

9200 (-1000)

560 (Mach 0.85) New plane to counter Boeing's 787.  Derivative of A330.  Announced in Dec 2004.  Approved for production Oct 2005. Revised in mid 2006 to a completely new design.  More design changes in 2007.  First commercial service expected late 2013 (-900) followed by -800 late 2014 and -1000 Q4 2015.
Updated schedule (early 2012) sees first commercial service now expected mid 2014.
A 350-800

A 350-900

A350-1000

  2 jet approx 270 pax in 3 classes (-800)
approx 314 pax in 3 classes (-900)
approx 350 pax in 3 classes (-1000)
2 + 4 + 2 8800

7500

560 (Mach 0.85) New plane to counter Boeing's 787.  Derivative of A330.  Announced in Dec 2004.  Approved for production Oct 2005. Revised in mid 2006 to a completely new design.  More design changes in 2007.  First commercial service expected in 2013.
A 380-800
Two decks of seating

A380-900

Note - please see our four page article on the A380 for a great deal more information, pictures, etc.

380 38F 388 4 jet 555 in 3 classes
644 in 2 classes
up to 840 in coach!

AF config is up to 538 seats 9/80/449

EK config is 14/76/399 = 489 seats.  Will also have a med range 517 seat version and a 604 seat two class version

KE has 407 seats in three classes 12/94/301

LH has 526 seats 8/98/420

QF config is 14/72/32/332 = 450 seats

SQ config is 12/60/399 = 471 seats

New A380-900 to hold about 100 more pax

3 + 4 + 3 downstairs

2 + 4 + 2 upstairs

9200 560 (Mach 0.85)

First commercial flight with SQ, 25 Oct 2007.

A380-900 expected approx 2015.

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Antonov (website)
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
AN-74TK   2 jet 52 (or 10 tonnes of cargo)   1700 435 freight/passenger dual mode plane
AN-148   2 jet 68 - 2 class
75 (32" pitch) - 80 (30" pitch) in 1 class
2 + 3 1300, 2200, 2700 for -100A, -100B, -100E 500 - 540 first flown 2004
AN-158   2 jet 99 2 + 3 1600 500 - 540 stretched version of the AN-148,  first flown 2010

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Beechcraft (manufactured by Raytheon Aircraft Company)
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
1900C BE1 2 turbo prop 19 1 + 1 700 266 long range cruise

302 high speed cruise

first flown 1982
1900D BE1 2 turbo prop 19 1 + 1

580

264 lrc

322 hsc

first flown 1985

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Boeing (see also our feature series on Boeing's history and future) (Boeing's website)

Note - Boeing model numbers are in the format -nxx where n is a digit for the model series and xx is a two character code to indicate the airline that originally ordered the plane.  See http://members.tripod.com/Craigs_Airlines/airlinenumber.htm for a list of codes.

Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
707
707-100
707-300
707-400
720-020
707 703 70F 70M 4 jet 141 mixed class

 179 in coach (-100)
165 in coach (720)
219 in coach (-300)

3 + 3 4000 - 6160

5400 (-100)
4230 (-300)
3850 (720)

607 First commercial flight 20 Dec 1957 with Pan Am.

Production ceased in 1978.  855 707s and 154 planes were produced.

717
formerly MD95
717 2 jet at rear 106 - 117 in two classes 2 + 3 1650 (Basic Gross Weight model)
2389 (High Gross Weight model)
512 Derivation of MD90 series, inherited when Boeing bought MD.

First commercial flight in 1999 with AirTran.

Product line closed in 2006, with 155 planes produced.

727
727-100
727-200
727 721 722 72B 72C 72F 72M 72S 72X 72Y 3 jet 131 in coach (-100)

189 in coach (-200)

3 + 3 2300 (-100)

1800 (-200)

570 - 605 Engines at rear

First commercial flight 1 Feb 1964 with Eastern; -200 Dec 1967 with Northeast Airlines

Last m'factured in 1984.

1832 planes were produced, third best selling plane ever (737 is top with 5000+ as of Feb06, A320 is 2nd with 2653+ as of Feb06).

737-100 737 731 2 jet 85 in three classes
99 in two classes
3 + 3 2160 575 First flew in 1967.  First commercial flight with Lufthansa on 10 Feb 1968.

Last m'factured in 1969.

737-200 737 732

73M 73X

2 jet 95 in two classes

130 coach class

3 + 3 2300 575 Produced between 1966 and 1988.

First flight with United, 28 April 1968.

1114 built in total.

Replaced by 737-500.

737-300 737 733 73Y 2 jet 128 in two classes

149 coach class, 30" pitch, or 140 with 32" pitch

3 + 3 2595

495
(Mach 0.745)

First commercial flight Dec 1984.

1112 built in total.  Last m'factured in 1999.

Replaced by 737-700.

737-400 737 734 2 jet 146 in two classes

168 coach class, 30" pitch or 159 with 32" pitch

3 + 3 2370

495
(Mach 0.745)

First commercial flight Sept 1988 by Piedmont.

486 built in total.  Last m'factured in 2000.

Replaced by 737-800.

737-500 737 735 2 jet 110 in two classes

132-8 coach class, 30" pitch, or 122 with 32" pitch

3 + 3 2730

495
(Mach 0.745)

First commercial flight March 1990 by Southwest.

389 built in total.  Last m'factured in 1999.

Replaced by 737-600.

737-600 737 736 2 jet 110 in two classes

132 coach class

3 + 3 3510

530
(Mach 0.785)

First commercial flight 1st qtr 1988 by SAS.

737-700 737 73G 73W 2 jet 126 in two classes

149 coach class

3 + 3 3752

530
(Mach 0.785)

First commercial flight Dec 1997 by Southwest.

737-800 737 738 73H 2 jet 162 in two classes

189 coach class

3 + 3 3383

530
(Mach 0.785)

First commercial flight Spring 1998 by Hapag-Lloyd.

737-900 737 739 2 jet 177 in two classes

189 coach class

3 + 3 3159 530
(Mach 0.785)
First commercial flight May 2001.
737-900ER   2 jet 215 coach class 3 + 3 3200

530
(Mach 0.785)

Announced July 2005.  First delivery scheduled for first half, 2007, to Lion Air.

737- new engines
To be called the 737-7, 737-8 and 737-9
  2 jet   3 + 3  

 

Announced July 2011.  Few details yet known.  First delivery 2017.

747-100
747-100B (higher payload)
747-100SR

all 747s are sometimes referred to as 'jumbo jets'

747 741 74T 4 jet 330 in 3 classes

385 in 2 classes

505 coach class

550 in 1 class (SR = short range model)

3 + 4 + 3 5100 567
(Mach 0.855)
Distinctive upper deck 'hump', but shorter hump than -300s and -400s

First ever flight on 9 Feb 1969, first commercial flight 21 Jan 1970 with Pan Am.

Last m'factured in 1986.

747-200
AirForce One is a 747-200

747-200F (freighter)
747-200C ('Combi' - both freight and pax on main deck)
747-200M

747 742 74C 74U 74X 4 jet 330 in 3 classes

385-408 in 2 classes (48 + 360)

505 coach class

3 + 4 + 3 6865 567
(Mach 0.855)
 

First commercial flight June 1971 with KLM.

393 built in total.  Last m'factured 1990.

747 SP
'Special Performance' - longer range, faster, higher (45,000 ft) but smaller
747 74S 74L 4 jet 220 in 3 classes

280 in 2 classes

370 coach class

3 + 4 + 3 8200 (10,200 max) 610 Distinctive upper deck 'hump', but shorter hump than other models

First commercial flight 25 April 1976 with Pan Am.

44 built in total.  Last m'factured 1989.

747-300 747 743 74D 74U 4 jet

420-422 in 2 classes (50-52 + 370)

3 + 4 + 3 7120 567
(Mach 0.855)
Extended upper deck 'hump'

First commercial flight March 1983 with Swissair.

81 built in total.  Last m'factured 1990.

747-400
first version to have vertical wingtips
747 744 74E 74J 74R 74Y 4 jet 358-416 in 3 classes (eg 14/79/265, 14/65/315)

480 - 524 in 2 classes (eg 28/452)

568 in 1 class ('Domestic')

3 + 4 + 3 7260-7890 (Boeing and Qantas's figures, respectively) 567
(Mach 0.855)
Extended upper deck 'hump'

First commercial flight Feb 1989 with Northwest.

747-400ER 747 744 4 jet 358-416 in 3 classes

524 in 2 classes

3 + 4 + 3 7670-8060 (Boeing and Qantas's figures, respectively) 567
(Mach 0.855)
Extended upper deck 'hump'

First commercial flight Nov 2002 with Qantas.

747-8   4 jet 51 more seats, accommodating up to 467 in 3 classes 3 + 4 + 3 over 8800 560
(Mach 0.85)
First commercial flight expected in 2011

First airline to order is Lufthansa

757
757-200
757-200PF
757-200M
757-200ER
757-300
752 753 757 75F 75M 2 jet -200
178 - 208 in 2 classes, 214-239 in 1 class
-300
240 in 2 classes, 289 in 1 class
3 + 3 3400-3900 530
(Mach 0.8)
First flight 1 Jan 1983 with Eastern Airlines.  Production ceases in 2004, last plane delivered April05.  Over 1000 produced.
767
767-200
767-200ER
767-300ER
767-400ER
762 763 764 767 76F 76X 76Y 2 jet -200ER 181/224/255-290 in 3/2/1 classes (15/40/126 or 18/206)
-300ER 218/269/351 in 3/2/1 classes (18/46/154 or 24/245)
-400ER 245/304/375 in 3/2/1 classes (20/50/175)
2 + 3 + 2 5600 -200 (?)

7600 -200ER

7030 -300ER

6500 -400ER

530
(Mach 0.8)
First flight 8 Aug 1982 with United Airlines.

-200 ceased production in 1994

777

777-200LR
777-300ER

777 772 773 77W 2 jet 368 in 3 classes

451 in 2 classes

2 + 5 + 2
(most airlines)

3 + 3 + 3
(BA)

5955

10,800 -200LR with full load

557 First flight 1995 with United Airlines

On 10Nov05, a -200LR flew 13,422 miles HKG-LON, setting a new world record for a nonstop commercial jet flight.

787-3
(formerly known as 7E7)
  2 jet 217 in 3 classes

289 in 2 classes

2 aisles
226" cross-section
3500 about 560
(Mach 0.85)
Ooops.  Cancelled in Dec 2010.
787-8   2 jet 217 in 3 classes

289 in 2 classes

2 aisles
226" cross-section
8500 about 560
(Mach 0.85)
First flight probably in 2007.  Enter commercial service in about 2008.

Hmmm - would you believe first flight in 2009 and in service in 2010?

Further update (Jul 09) - now anticipating first flight in early 2010

(Oct 09) first commercial flight at the end of 2010?

(Dec 10)  Would you believe, maybe the middle of 2011?

787-9   2 jet 257 in 3 classes, 8-across seating

280 in 3 classes, 9-across seating

2 aisles
226" cross-section
Initially planned for eight across seating, now may be nine across
8300 about 560
(Mach 0.85)
proposed new model, possibly entering service in 2012 (or later....)

Now expected some time in 2013.

787-10   2 jet 290 - 310 2 aisles
226" cross-section
Initially planned for eight across seating, now may be nine across
less range than the 787-9 about 560
(Mach 0.85)
proposed new model, a stretched version of the 787-10, with slightly less range, no dates or firm commitment yet
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British Aerospace / BAC          
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
BAC 1-11 B11 B12 B13 B14 B15 2 jet at rear 79 - 89   1440 495 First commercial flight in 1965.

230/244 built (different numbers from different sources).

Production ceased in 1977 or perhaps 1982, and then continued until 1989 in Romania.

BAE 146
renamed Avro 85 series in mid 1990s
141 142 143 146 14F 14X 14Y 14Z 4 jet 86 - 100 2 + 3     390 146s and Avro RJs built.

Production ceased in 2003.

Jetstream 31 J31 JST 2 prop 19   735 300  
Jetstream 41 J41 JST 2 prop 29 1 + 2 680 - 1000 - 1500 300 - 335 evolved from Jetstream 31/32
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BAE/Aerospatiale          
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
Concorde SSC 4 in two nacelles 100 all first class 2 + 2 3690 as originally built
4300-4500 currently after ongoing improvements
1350 First commercial flight 1976
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AVIC I/China Aviation Industry I          
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
Xiangfeng (Flying Phoenix) ARJ21-700   2 jet 70 - 85 in 1 or 2 classes 2 + 3 1380 - 2300 (extended range version) 595 Roll out in Dec 07

Larger model with 90 - 150 pax capacity also planned in partnership with Bombardier

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Commercial Aircraft Corp of China/Comac          
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
Comac 919   2 jet 130 - 200, typically 150 or 168 3 + 3     Planned for first flight 2014, first commercial flight 2016

Competitor to B737 and A320 series, claimed to be 15% more fuel efficient (in 2009)

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Convair          
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
CV-240   2 turbo prop 56 ? 2 + 2 1100 ? 350 First flight 1947, FCF 1948 with AA. 1181 built (possibly including 340 and 440 models)
CV-340   2 turbo prop 56 ? (4 seats more than the 240) 2 + 2 1100 ? 350  
CV-440   2 turbo prop 56 ? 2 + 2 1100 ? 355  
CV-880   4 jet 88 - 110 2 + 3 2850 - 3180 max 600 max First flight 1959, FCF 1960, only 65 built
CV-990   4 jet 96 - 121 2 + 3 less than 4700 615 max
570 cruise Mach 0.91)

(yes, very fast - a 'trans-sonic' plane

First flight 1961, only 35 built, last commercial flight in 1987
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de Havilland      
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
Comet
(DH106)
Comet 1
Comet 1A
Comet 2
Comet 3
Comet 4
Comet 4B
Comet 4C

Early Comets suffered repeated crashes due to metal fatigue.  Later ones were reliable.

  4 jet in wing pods 36-79 in 3 classes

36 in -1
44 in -1A, -2
58 in -3, -4
71 in -4B
79 in -4C

Up to 119 in coach (-4B/C)

3 + 2 1500 (-1)
1770 (-1A)
2525 (-2)
2700 (-3)
3225 (-4)
2500 (-4B)
4300 (-4C)
450 (-1)
480 (-2)
500 (-3, -4, -4C)
530 (-4B)
First ever passenger jet.  First test flight of prototype on 27 Jul 1949.

First commercial flight with BOAC (now BA) on 2 May 1952 between London and Johannesburg.

Comet -2 and -3 never in commercial use.  -4 first delivered in Sep 58, -4B in Nov 59 and -4C in Jan 60.

113 built.  Production ceased in 1960/61.

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de Havilland Canada (now Bombardier)      
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
Dash 7 DH7 4 turboprop 50   795 260 First flight 1978.  Production ended 1988.  114 sold.
Dash 8 - renamed Q series in 1996
Series 100
DH1 DH8 2 turboprop 37 - 39 2 + 2 1175 310 First flight 1984.  298 delivered.  Product now ended.
Q-200 DH2 DH8 2 turboprop 37 - 39 2 + 2 1065 335 First commercial flight 1995.
Q-300 DH3 DH8 2 turboprop 50 - 56 2 + 2 1260 330 First commercial flight 1989.
Q-400 DH4 DH8 2 turboprop

70 - 78

2 + 2 1566 415 (Mach 0.58) First flight 1999.
DHC6 Twin Otter DHT 2 turboprop 19     90 - 175 STOL.
Last produced in 1998.  844 produced in total.
Now revived by Viking Air and back in production.
'Cseries'
CS100
  2 jet 110 all coach 32" pitch

99 mixed (16 + 83)

2 + 3 2070 or 3450   This new series was announced in 2004, authority to offer granted in Mar 2005, and formal launch decision expected later in 2005.  First flight scheduled for 2008, and first commercial flight 2010.  Subsequently cancelled in 2005, restarted in 2007, first flight now expected in 2012.
'Cseries'
CS130

now renamed CS300

  2 jet 130 all coach 32" pitch

119 mixed (16 + 103)

2 + 3 2070 or 3450  
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Canadair (This is one of Bombardier's brand names)  
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
CRJ100 CRJ CR1 2 jet at rear 50 2 + 2 1130 488 First flight 1991, first commcl flight with LH in 92
CRJ200
CRJ200ER
CRJ200LR
CRJ CR2 2 jet at rear 50 2 + 2 1135
1900ER
2300LR
535 'launched' in 1996
CRJ700
CRJ705
CRJ CR7 2 jet at rear 64 - 70 in 700

74 (9 + 65) in 705

2 + 2 2300 Mach 0.825 First flight 1999, first comm flight 2001
CRJ900 CRJ CR9 2 jet at rear 86 with 31" pitch 2 + 2 2050 Mach 0.83 First commercial flight with Mesa Airlines, 2003
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Embraer (website)
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
120 Brasilia EM2 2 turboprop 30 1 + 2 900 350 First flight 1983
ERJ 135 ER3 ERJ 2 jet at rear 37 1 + 2 1500 520  
ERJ 145 ER4 ERJ 2 jet at rear 50 1 + 2 1800 520 First flight 1996
170 EMJ E70 2 jet on wings 66 (6 + 60) in 2 classes, 36"/31" pitch
70 seats at 32" pitch, 74 at 31" pitch, 78 at 30" in one class
2 + 2 2100 540 First flight 2002, First commercial flight 2004
175   2 jet on wings 78 seats at 32" pitch, 86 at 31" pitch 2 + 2 2075 Mach 0.82 First flight 2004, First commercial flight July 05, Air Canada
190 EMJ E90 2 jet on wings 96 (8 + 86) in 2 classes, 38"/31" pitch
98 seats at 32" pitch, 102 at 31" pitch, 108 at 30" in one class
2 + 2 2300 540 First flight 2004
JetBlue will be launch customer in 2005
195   2 jet on wings 106 (8 + 96) in 2 classes, 38"/31" pitch
108 seats at 32" pitch, 118 at 31" pitch
2 + 2 2075 Mach 0.82 First flight 2004
Swiss will be launch customer
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Fairchild              
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
Merlin   2 turboprop 8 (Model IIB)
11 (Model III)
1 + 1 1750 (IIB)
2200 (III)
290 (IIB)
340 (III)
First flight 1965, production ceased 1987, 222 built
Metroliner   2 turboprop 19 1 + 1 650 - 1310 275 - 290
335 (Model 23)
Successor to Merlin.
Produced 1968 - 2001, 600+ built
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Fokker              
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
F27 Friendship F27 2 turboprop 40 - 48 in 1 class 2 + 2 1000 265 First flight 1956
F28 Fellowship F28 F21 F22 F23 F24 2 jet at rear 85   1000 525  
F50 F50 2 turboprop 50 in 1 class 2 + 2 980 300 - 320  
F70 F70 2 jet at rear 67-85 in 1 class     525  
F100 100 2 jet at rear 107-122 in 1 class 2 + 3 1520 - 1825 525 First flight 1988.  Production ceased 1997.
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Ilyushin              
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
IL-62 IL6 4  jet at rear 126 in 3 classes 3 + 3 6400 560 First flight 1967
IL-76 IL7            
IL-86 ILW 4 jet 309 in 3 classes

350 in 1 class

3 + 3 + 3 2000 560 first test flight 1976, first commercial flight 1980
IL-96
IL96-300
IL96M
IL96-400
I93 I9F I9M I9X I9Y 4 jet 237/246/300 (IL96-300)
312/335/375 in 3/2/1 classes (IL96M - 18/44/250)
315 - 386 in 3/1 classes (-400)
3 + 3 + 3 6250 562 first flights 1993 (-300); 1998 (-M); proj 2003 (-400)
IL-114
IL-114T
IL-114P
IL-114FK
I14 2 turbo prop 64 in 1 class
-T variant is a freighter
-P maritime patrol
-FK proposed elint and cartography
2 + 2 630 (?) 294 First test flight 1990, certified by Russian authorities in 1997
IL-144 I14           Doesnt exist, as far as I can tell
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Irkut (Russian manufacturer)        
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
MS-21 IL6 2 jet on wings three models planned with 150, 181 and 212 pax in a single class for -200, -300 and -400 models   3100 miles for -200 and -300 models, 3400 miles for -400   First flight planned for 2014, Russian certification in 2015, European approval and commercial flight 2016 (these projections in mid 2010)
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Lockheed              
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
L49 Constellation
C-69 military
L1049 Super Constellation
(WV-3 and WC-121N in Navy)
L1649A Starliner
L49 4 prop 54 on L49

109 max on L1049

2 + 2 2400 on L49

4940 max payload Starliner

324 max on L49

405

First flight C-69 in 1943

First flight L49 1946 with Pan Am and TWA

First flight 1949 for L1049

856 produced.

Production ceased late 1950s

L188 Electra LOE LOF LOM 4 turbo prop 66 - 80 standard

98 'high density'

  2200 405 First flight 1958

At least 170 built

L1011 Tri-Star
L1011-1
L1011-100
L1011-200
L1011-250
L1011-500

The last passenger jet from Lockheed.

L10 L11 L15 L1F 3 jet 190 in 3 classes

260 in 2 classes

350 in coach

2 + 5 + 2 3390 (-1)
3975 (-100)
4125 (-200)
5400 (-250)
6150 (-500)
575 First flight -1 in Apr 1972,  -200 in 1977, -500 in May 1979.

250 produced.  Production ceased 1984.

Now rarely seen

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McDonnell Douglas
(now merged with Boeing)
Interesting trivia :  KLM is the only airline to have operated all the DC aircraft, from DC2 - DC11.
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
DC-3
C-47 Airforce version
R4D Navy version
DC3 D3F 2 prop 21 - 28 2 + 2 1500 - 2135 (max fuel) 150 - 207 first flight Dec 17 1935.

12700 built by end of WW2

DC-4 DC4 4 prop          
DC-5
C-110 military version
DC5 2 prop 16 - 22   1500 - 1600 203 - 211 first flight 1939

only 16 built

DC-6
C-118 military version
DC6 D6F 4 prop 48 - 52 standard

86 'high density'

  3005 (max payload)

4720 (max fuel)

315 First flight April 1947 with American.

704 produced prior to end of production in 1959.

DC-7
DC-7B
DC-7C
DC-7F (converted to freighter)
DC7 4 prop 95 (DC7/D7B)

104 (DC7C)

2 + 3 4605 (max payload -7C) 355 First flight 18 May 1953.

120 DC7, 97 -7B and 121 -7C produced.

Production ceased in 1958.

DC8 DC8 D8F D8L D8M D8Q D8T D8X D8Y 4 jet 258   4500 570 First flight in 1957.  Production ceased in 1972.  556 were produced.
DC9-10 DC9 D9S D91 D9F D9X 2 jet at rear 78 in 2 classes

90 in coach

2 + 3 750 500-560 First flight 1966.
DC9-20 DC9 D9S D92 2 jet at rear 78 in 2 classes

90 in coach

2 + 3   500-560 First flight 1968.
DC9-30 DC9 D9S D93 D9C 2 jet at rear 100 in 2 classes

115 in coach

2 + 3 1200 500-560 First flight 1967.
DC9-40 DC9 D9S D94 D9F 2 jet at rear 110 in 2 classes

125 in coach

2 + 3   500-560 First flight 1968.
DC9-50 DC9 D9S D95 2 jet at rear 122 in 2 classes

139 in coach

2 + 3 1875 500-560 First flight 1975.  Production ceased in 1982.
DC10
DC10-10
DC10-15
DC10-30
DC10-40
D10 D11 D1C D1F D1M D1X D1Y 3 jet 194 in 3 classes

250 in 2 classes

380 in 1 class

2 + 5 + 2 3790 (-10)
4350 (-15)
5850 (-30)
5750 (-40)
600 First flight Aug 1971.

Production ceased 1989.

MD81
generic series name was MD80

first was originally known as DC9 Super 81

M80 M81 2 jet at rear 142 in 2 classes

172 in coach

2 + 3 1875 504 First flight 1980.
MD82 M80 M82 2 jet at rear 142 in 2 classes

172 in coach

2 + 3 2350 504 First flight 1981.
MD83 M80 M83 2 jet at rear 142 in 2 classes

172 in coach

2 + 3 2900 504 First flight 1985.
MD87 M80 M87 2 jet at rear 107 in 2 classes

139 in coach

2 + 3 2725 - 3300 504 First flight 1987.
MD88 M80 M88 2 jet at rear 142 in 2 classes

172 in coach

2 + 3 2350 504 First flight 1987.

Series production ended 1999.

MD90 M90 2 jet at rear 153 in 2 classes

178 in coach

2 + 3 2375 - 3200 504 First flight 1995.
MD11
MD11ER
M11 M1F M1M 3 jet 233 in 3 classes

285-300 in 3 classes

410 coach class

2 + 5 + 2 7630 - 8225 585 Updated DC10

First flight 1991.  Production ceased 2001

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Mitsubishi              
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
MRJ
MRJ70
MRJ90
  2 jet 70-80 (-70 version)
86-96 (-90 version)
2 + 2 920 (std range version)
1600 (ER)
2050 (LR
515 First flight proj Q2 2012
First deliveries proj 2014.

Launch order of 15 plus 10 options from ANA Mar08

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Saab              
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
Saab (Fairchild) 340

340B

SF3 2 turboprop 30 - 35 1 + 2 900 - 1500 (long range series) 300 - 325 First flight 1984.  Ceased production 1998.  Over 454 sold.
Saab 2000 S20 2 turboprop 50 1 + 2   over 400 First flight 1992.  Ceased production 1998.  Over 60 sold.
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Sukhoi              
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
Superjet 100   2 jet 75 for the 100-75 in one class, 68 in 2 classes 3 + 2     First flight Sept 07.
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Tupolev            
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
TU-134 TU3 2 jet at rear 68 in 2 classes

76 (Tu-134A)

2 + 2 1500 540 first flight 1967.  852 aircraft in total were produced.
TU-144   4 jet in 2 nacelles 140   4100 1550 the 'Concordeski'

A prototype crashed at the Paris Air Show in 1973.  Placed into service as mail planes in 1975.

16 planes in total were constructed.  A 17th was not completed.

TU-154 TU5 3 jet at rear 132 in 3 classes

164-180 (TU-154M)

3 + 3 2400 560 First flight 1972. Production ceased in 1996 after more than 900 aircraft were produced.
TU-204 T20 2 jet on wings 190 - 214 3 + 3 2500 515-530 First flight 1997
TU-214
also known as TU-204-200
T20 2 jet on wings 190 - 214 3 + 3 greater than 2500 515-530 Built in Kazan rather than Ulyanovsk to get the TU-214 designator.

As of June07 10 in service and 14 on order.

TU-334   2 jet at rear 102 (-100)
126 (-200)

in one class

3 + 3 1960 510 First test flight 1999, not currently (2009) yet in production
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Vickers            
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
Viscount VCV 4 turboprop 48-53 in 1 class (-700)
75 (-800)
2 + 2 or 2+3 1000 - 1750 310 - 334 First flight in 1950.  445 built, last delivered in 1964.
Vanguard   4 turboprop 127 (18 first and 109 coach class)
135 all coach
  1830 425 max Successor to the Viscount.  First flight in 1959.  43 built.
VC-10   4 jet at rear 109 - 139 in 2 classes
150 in 1 class
3 + 3 3900 - 5050 581 A successor to the Comet.  First flight 1962.  54 built.
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Yakovlev (website)        
Model Abbrev Engines Approx Pax Capacity Coach Seating Range (in statutory miles) Cruise Speed (mph) Comments
Yak-42 YK2 3 at rear 90-120 3 + 3 1200 (max payload)

2485 (max fuel)

510 First flight in 1975, in service from 1980.  Approx 180 planes built by 2000.  Intended as a replacement to the Tu-134.
               
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