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Title Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3 Engine
Date 1967-1983
Collection Aircraft Parts & Furnishings Collection
Object Name Engine, Aircraft
Catalog Number 2015.109.1
Description Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3 aircraft engine from a Delta Douglas DC-8-61 jet.
Diameter (in) 60
Length (in) 217.5
Dimension Details Dimensions are approximate
Provenance 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.
Search Terms Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3
Delta Air Lines
Douglas DC-8-60
Douglas DC-8
Subjects Airplane engines
Credit line Delta Air Lines