British Jet McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 HB-JIB 2005 By John Spencer Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mehereinthepool/
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The McDonnell Douglas MD-90 is a twin engined, singled aisle, short to medium range aircraft. The MD-90 was developed from the MD-80 series but did not sell near as well. It has a seating capacity of 172 passengers and was introduced with Delta.
The MD-90 was a stretched version of the MD-95, it had more fuel efficient engines then the MD-80 series and a new flat screen cockpit display.
Basic version with two V2500 engines and an EFIS cockpit.
Increased Gross Weight version, one built.
This was an extra range version of the aircraft, two where built.
The MD-90-30T was some of the aircraft produced by Shanghai Aviation Industrial Corporation in the People's Republic of China. The plane was to built 40 aircraft there what was later reduced to 20 but only two where built.
Purpose: Narrow Body Jet Airliner
First Flight: February 22 1993
Introduction: 1995 with Delta Airlines
Status: In Service
Number Built: 116
Incidents and Accidents:
Up to August 2010 the MD-90 has been involved in 3 incidents:
November - Production is given the go ahead
22nd February - First flight of the MD-90
16th November - MD-90 is certified
1st April - The MD-90 enters service
First MD-90s are in serivce in Europe with SAS
Boeing acquires McDonnell Douglas and Boeing announces the end of the MD-90 production.
The final MD-90 is delivered to Saudi Arabian Airlines