Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Sud Aviation
Markings
Aero Service Corporation, Houston, Texas, 1990
Designation
SE-210
Registration
N1001U
Serial Number
86

Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle

The Caravelle was the first jet airliner to be designed with the engines mounted on the rear of the fuselage. This made the cabin quieter and improved single-engine performance over aircraft with the engines mounted on the wing. It was also the first jet airliner produced in Europe outside of England. The aircraft was designed in response to a French government requirement for a medium range airliner for Air France. The first one flew in 1955 and entered service in 1959. The VI-R (6R) version of the Caravelle introduced thrust reversers and spoilers to improve landing performance. In September 2004 the last known flying Caravelle ended its final flight at Gisenyi, Rwanda.

Specifications
Wingspan 112 ft 6 in
Length 105 ft
Height 29 ft 7 in
Weight 110,230 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 512 mph
Service Ceiling 39,370 ft
Range 1,450 miles
Engines 2 Rolls Royce Avon Mark 532R turbojets 12,600 lbs thrust each
Crew 3, 80 passengers