"MD-83" and "MD-87" redirect here. For the former state highways, see List of former Maryland state highways (2–199).
|Role||Narrow-body jet airliners|
Boeing Commercial Airplanes(Newer Models)
|First flight||October 18, 1979|
|Introduction||1980 with Swissair and Austrian Airlines|
Delta Air Lines
|Unit cost||US$41.5–48.5 million|
|Developed from||McDonnell Douglas DC-9|
McDonnell Douglas MD-90
The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a family of twin-engine, short- to medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airliners. The MD-80 series were lengthened and updated from the DC-9. The airliner family can seat from 130 up to 172 passengers depending on variant and seating configuration.
The MD-80 series was introduced into commercial service on October 10, 1980 by Swissair. The series includes the MD-81, MD-82, MD-83, MD-87, and MD-88. These all have the same fuselage length except the shortened MD-87. The MD-80 series was followed into service in modified form by the MD-90 in 1995 and the MD-95/Boeing 717 in 1999.