McDonnell Douglas MD90 Medium Range Airliner
The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing MD90 is an American five-abreast single aisle airliner developed by McDonnell Douglas from its successful model MD-80. The airliner was produced by the developer company until 1997 and then by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It was a stretched derivative of the MD-80 and thus the third generation of the DC-9 After the more fuel-efficient IAE V2500 highbypass turbofan was selected Delta Air Lines became the launch customer on November 14, 1989. The MD-90 first flew on February 22, 1993, and the first delivery was in February 1995 to Delta.
The MD-90 competed with the Airbus A320ceo family and the Boeing 737 Next Generation Its 5 ft (1.4 m) longer fuselage seats 153 passengers in a mixed configuration over up to 2,455 nmi (4,547 km) making it the largest DC9 version It kept the MD-88's electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) The shrunken derivative of MD80 or shorter variant of MD-90 originally marketed as MD95 was later renamed the Boeing 717 following McDonnell Douglas merger with Boeing in 1997 Production ended in 2000 after 116 deliveries Delta Air Lines flew the final MD-90 passenger flight on June 2, 2020 marking the retirement of the type It was involved in three hull loss accidents with only one fatality being a fire related or non aeronautical accident
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