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b737-400 Freighter performance

Old 22nd Mar 2019, 06:32
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b737-400 Freighter performance

Hi all,

trying to determine the max cargo load a 737/3/4 freighter can lift out of a 2600 M strip at 5000" elevation with 10000kg fuel on board. As such, i'm trying to get my hands on some take off and landing performance graphs which are very hard to come by. Could anyone assist me in this regard or at least suggest who i should contact?
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 05:33
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seriously? not even a nibble?
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 06:30
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Airwork in New Zealand use 737-400 freighters
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 10:05
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The Boeing planning software I have cannot specify a runway elevation - I have to use an actual runway, but it would take me forever to go through the library of airfields to find one suitably high to run your calculation. (It doesnt have Nairobi).

Best I can offer in the time available is :

737-400, ZFW 32700 kg
Runway elevation 2316
TORA 2400m
10kt headwind
15 deg C
1013 mB

Max take-off weight under these conditions = 59700 kg
So max payload possible will be 59700 - 32700 - 10000 = 17000 kg.

Hope this helps.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 10:29
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I have the same issues as Uplinker, if you can name the airport and runway in mind I may be able to help.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 17:06
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There are too many other variables to be able to give an answer, eg, are there any obstacles, is the runway uphill or downhill, it will also vary with the temperature, QNH and wind direction.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 22:09
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Using Uplinkers' ZFW info but with a pressure altitude of 6000', dry runway, OAT of 26 degrees C, no wind and TO flap 5, 23.5K engines, gives a MTOW at 54,000kg (Climb limit of 55,600kg), so payload of 11,300kg.

As Johnny says- you need more detail for better answers.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 08:00
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Guys, very grateful for the feedback. Going to PM you guys actual airport
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 10:52
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Going to PM you guys actual airport
​​​​​​​But the answer will still be a variable dependent on the conditions on the day/night.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 11:54
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Not too mention its a scary question to begin with.
If youre currently flying a 73 you should have the performance tables available to you.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 12:00
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I dont think they fly. I think they are deciding which freighter can do the job they have.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 21:25
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Or maybe its simply a question out of interest...cant find the post in which he says that hes flying the 737...
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Old 29th Mar 2019, 00:34
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Originally Posted by flyfan View Post
Or maybe its simply a question out of interest...cant find the post in which he says that hes flying the 737...
well quick check of his posting history

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