IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6252 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3461 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.
Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3337 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")
Clipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3151 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.