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The MD-90 ER  
User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

According to the Boeing web site, there was an ER version of the MD-90 produced in the early 90s.

-Does anyone know who purchased them?
-Where were they put in service?
-What were the performance characteristics?
-How did the ERs range compare to a normal V2525 or V2528 powered MD-90?



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3144 times:
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I believe some of the China-built MD-90's were 'ER' models.

User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

Only one was built, and delivered to AMC Aviation in 1996.

User currently offlineLGBGUY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Actually there were three MD-90-30(ER) aircraft built:

53554/2166

53576/2195

53601/2243

There were only two MD-90s built in China, both opearting with China Northern and neither were (ERs).

Cheers
Mike
Lgbguy


User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Thanks L.1011 and LGBguy. You guys are on the ball.



User currently offlineJblake1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

I'm relatively new to the forum, so hopefully this isn't a stupid question. But why were MD-90's built in China?

User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

There appear to be pix of the three ER models in the database:

AMC Aviation SU-BMQ originally delivered 11/23/97

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User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

More ER pix:

UNI Air B-17921 originally delivered 11/20/98

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UNI Air B-17922 originally delivered 12/10/98

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User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

From what I can gather, the ER was thought to give extra safety flying Taiwan to Hong Kong and Taiwan to Thailand resort destinations. The range of the ER model is 4430 km (2752 miles) while holding 172 passengers in one class -- almost the load of a 757.

Two useful web sites are (in English) http://www.jetliners.com/mcdonn/dc9md8h.htm and (in French)http://www.ifrance.com/aviaweb/Civils/MDD/MD-90-30.htm



User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

JBlake1 asks, "Why were MD-90's built in China?"

The specific political answer I can't give, but the labor is cheaper in China, and once a plane is built, its technology becomes a permanent part of China's industrial base.



User currently offlineLGBGUY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

THE TWO AIRCRAFT (60001/4001) AND (60002/4002) WERE BUILT AS PART OF A PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BETWEEN MCDONNELL DOUGLAS AND THE SHANGHAI AVIATION INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION (SAIC) IN CHINA KNOWN AS THE TRUNCKLINER PROGRAM.

A LARGE NUMBER OF MD-80S WERE BUILT UNDER THIS PROGRAM AS WELL AND WERE OPERATED BY CHINA NORTHERN AND CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES.

A NUMBER OF THE AIRPLANES HAVE SINCE BEEN REMOVED FROM SERVICE AND HAVE MADE THEIR WAY TO THE UNITED STATES. I BELEIVE SPIRIT AIRLINES OPERATED A FEW OF THESE BIRDS.

MIKE
LGBGUY



User currently offlineJblake1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

hmm.. interesting! Thanks for the info!

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