|Title||Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3 Engine|
|Collection||Aircraft Parts & Furnishings Collection|
|Object Name||Engine, Aircraft|
|Description||Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3 aircraft engine from a Delta Douglas DC-8-61 jet.|
|Dimension Details||Dimensions are approximate|
The Douglas DC-8-61 was the "stretched" 37-foot (11.28 m) longer version of the original DC-8. Delta became the world's first airline to fly the DC-8 on September 18, 1959.
Delta's first service with the DC-8-61, the "Stretched Eight," was on April 18, 1967. Model -61 was 37 feet longer than the standard DC-8. It offered 60% more seat capacity than the standard DC-8, yet the operating costs were no more than 10% higher. The long cabin could accommodate 252 seats in an all-economy layout, but Delta's two-class configuration held 195 passenger seats.
Delta converted its DC-8-61 fleet to DC-8-71 standard with CF56-2 engines in April 1982-November 1983. Sold to United Parcel Service (UPS) in December 1986 and leased back until 1988-1989.
Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3
Delta Air Lines
|Credit line||Delta Air Lines|