Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle – the world’s first jet-powered airliner to be developed for the short/medium-range market

The Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle is a French short/medium-range jet airliner. It holds the distinction of being the world’s first jet-powered airliner to be developed for the short/medium-range market.

General characteristics

Crew: 3
Capacity: 80 (or 89+, as in Flight AF1611 and in Indian Airlines Flight 171, 1968) / 8,400 kg (18,519 lb) payload
Length: 32.01 m (105 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 34.3 m (112 ft 6 in)
Height: 8.72 m (28 ft 7 in)
Wing area: 146.7 m2 (1,579 sq ft)
Empty weight: 22,200 kg (48,943 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 46,000 kg (101,413 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Avon Mk.527 turbojet engines, 50.7 kN (11,400 lbf) thrust each

Performance

Maximum speed: 805 km/h (500 mph, 435 kn)
Range: 1,700 km (1,100 mi, 920 nmi)
Service ceiling: 12,000 m (39,000 ft)

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