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McDonnell Douglas MD-80

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First flown as the DC-9 Super 80 in 1979, the MD-80 had had a longer wingspan and fuselage length, updated systems and more fuel-efficient engines than the Series 50.  This aircraft received the designation MD-80 when McDonnell Douglas discontinued the Douglas Commercial designations in 1983.

The MD-80 series (and it's follow-on MD-90 series) has several variants with varying fuselage lengths, engines, fuel tanks and flight systems.  The 1,000th MD-80 was delivered to American Airlines in 1992.

McDonnell Douglas planned the MD-95 as a follow on to it's MD-90; however, Boeing purchased McDonnell Douglas in 1997 and re-designated the planned aircraft as the 717.

 Specifications (MD-82)
Type: Commercial
Capacity: 155 passengers
Engines: two 20,000 lb (89 kN) thrust Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217 turbofans
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