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User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3878 times:
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American is now referring their McDonnell Douglas MD-80's as "Boeing MD-80's" on their website...

http://www.aa.com/content/aboutAA/ourPlanes/ourPlanes.jhtml

So, if Boeing buys Airbus then do all those Airbus A330/340's become "Boeing 330/340's"? Are Chryslers now Mercedes?

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User currently offlineAq737 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

It is not only an AA designation, but is now used worldwide. Boeing uses the "BoeingMcDD MD-80." AA usually refers to the M80s as "Super 80s"

Bottomline: This is just like Boeing 717 (change from MD-95) they want the brand recognition!

Aq737


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6305 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

I'm waiting to read about a "Boeing" DC-3. I've already heard McDonnell Douglas DC-3 and DC-8 though both are wrong as is Boeing DC-9-80. Type certificates do not change. The official designation is, and shall remain McDonnell-Douglas DC-9-8x, Douglas DC-8-xx and Douglas DC-3.

Aq737, the 717-200 was certified after Boeing bought McDD so that is a bit different.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

I'm waiting to read about a "Boeing" DC-3.

Sadly, ATC has been referring to DC-3's as Boeing's since the takeover. Even back in 1998 flying a friend's DC-3 we'd be getting identified as such (not that my friend would ever say anything other than "Douglas")  Smile

Steve


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

What about the 'Boeing MD-11' ?


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineVASI From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

For me it is still an excellent MDD aircraft. Perhaps they also think that the Boeing designation sounds more enthusiastic than McDonnell Douglas.

By the way, Alitalia still has their Super 80 proudly painted on the engine nacelle!!

Keep on flying Douglas Jets!

VASI


User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

How many AA MD-80s were made by Boeing (after the merger)?

User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3361 times:
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United_Fan, there is no Boeing MD-11. You must be referring to the Boeing program to convert pax MD-10's into freighters for FedEx. Once Boeing completes the conversion of a McDonnell Douglas DC-10, it then becomes a Boeing MD-10.

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Clipper471:

You might want to tell Boeing that there is no 'Boeing MD-11':

News releases, both clearly saying 'Boeing MD-11':
http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/1998/news_release_980701b.html
http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/1997/news_release_971124b.html

Information pages on the MD-11 from Boeing - look at the page titles:

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/md-11/product.html
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/md-11/ext.html
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/md-11f/product.html
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/md-11f/background.html
http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/gallery/images/commercial/md11-01.html




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