Where can I find information on the weight breakdown of civil aircraft? I am interested primarily in trying to understand why structural efficiency (OEW/MTOW) has not improved despite increasing use of carbon fiber materials.
I'm aware of the following questions:
- Where to find information on weight breakdown for helicopters?
- What materials make up most of the weight of an aircraft?
- What is the weight of the fuselage (only) of the Boeing 747?
- Are there specific mass breakdowns for aircraft?
Unfortunately, none of the answers list any authoritative sources. One links to an older MIT thesis, which includes a fractional weight breakdown of MD-80, DC-10-30, 737-200, 747-100, and A300-B2.