Aircraft for Maintenance Majors - Aviation Technology Center
The Vincennes University Aviation Technology Center is the home of many full-functionaing and partially function airplanes and helicopters, including a fully functioning Boeing 737 Jet 200 series.
Aircraft and parts are donated from the government, military or by private donation.
If you are interested in giving a donation and would like more information on the process and tax deductions please contact ATC@vinu.edu.
Vincennes University ATC Boeing 737-200
- Max speed 943 km/h (509kt)
- Max cruising speed 927 km/h (500kt)
- Economical cruising speed 796 km/h (430kt)
- Range with 115 passengers and reserves between 3520 km (1900nm) and 4260 km (2300nm) depending on weight options and engines
The first 737 (a 100 series) took its maiden flight April 9, 1967 and entered service in February 1968 with Lufthansa, the first foreign airline to launch a new Boeing plane.
The 737-200 made its maiden flight on August 8, 1967. Lufthansa was the only customer to purchase the 737-100 from new and only 30 aircraft were ever produced.
The lengthened 737-200 was widely preferred and was produced until 1988. The launch customer of the 737-200 was United Airlines.
Find more information at www.boeing.com
Vincennes University ATC Bell 206 Jet Ranger
- Maximum speed: 139 mph (224 km/h)
- Range: 437 miles (704 km)
- Service ceiling: 13,500 ft (4,115 m)
- Rate of climb: 1,280 ft/min (390 m/min)
- Main rotor loading: 4 lb/ft² (18 kg/m²)
- Power/Mass: 0.26 hp/lb (0.42 kW/kg)
The Bell Model 206 JetRanger is one of the most successful helicopter designs in the world. The design originated in the mid-1960s as an entry in a US Army competition for a light observation (scout) helicopter.
Although Bell lost the contract, the Model 206 “JetRanger” entered the civilian market in 1967. Although the Model 206 has been overhauled three times, the basic shape and design are unchanged since 1967.
The Bell 206 is a two-rotor, turbine powered ship with a conventional, two-bladed tail rotor. The aircraft uses hydraulic flight controls. The Model 206-B3 is the “original” five-seat model, while the 206-L4 is the “stretch” seven-seat verstion (a.k.a., “LongRanger”).
Both versions have two individual seats up front and a three seat bench in the back; the LongRanger adds two rear-facing seats in between the front and rear seats. The model 206s is typically flown by a single pilot, who sits in the front right seat.
Find more information at www.bellhelicopter.com