TWMD83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (17 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6402 times:
Does anyone know the exact differences from the
MD-83 and the MD-88. I have been TWA's MD-83's and Delta's MD-88's. The only thing I saw that was different was that the two different airlines had there 2 and 3 seating arrangments on different sides of the plane. Otherwise the TWA MD-83 had a full glass cockpit similar to the MD-88's and MD-90's including fully digital engine gauges and the tan colored backing just like on the MD-90's. I would also imagine that the airline configures the interior to there liking so I wont count any interior as a difference. It also seemed that Delta has a lot more seats on there MD-88 even though the two planes are identical in length, but I think that is from just having less leg room that TWA. ANy inout is appreciated...thanks
Purdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (17 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6402 times:
They had the 2-3 seating on different sides of the plane? Every plane I've been on with 3-2 have had 2 on the left side ond three on the right (looking toward the nose of the plane). That would be odd to see a plane set up opposite.
Lufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3282 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (17 years 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6405 times:
I have flown on many BAe 146s and RJs that are configured with 3-2. It really is much better that way. I like to sit on the starboard side usally, so it suites me just fine. You may just change your mind if you fly the other way (ie 3-2 not 2-3). I was sold first time.
CaptPeter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (17 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 6406 times:
Well, since I'm supposed to be the MDC expert and no one else seemed to have answered this. the difference between the MD-83 and -88 is that the MD-83 is the long range variant of the MD-80 series, it can fly up to, 4,365km and was introduced in 1983. It uses JT8D-215 engines instead of the normal JT8D-217A engines on other MD-80's. It offers a 2% fuel consumption reduction and has 2 extra fuel tanks in the cargo area. The MD-88 on the other hand is a more computerized MD-80 with EFIS displays, increased windshear detection, improvements in the airframe and a better flight management system. It was introduced in 1988.
It uses the JT8D-219 turbofan. The info I have varies, since the info I got from Douglas a few years back is kinda old so some changes might have been made but I thinks the info is about right.
About 237 MD-83's have been delivered with 92 on order and about 158 MD-88's have been delivered, with no more on order. Hope that answers your question
Satchmo From Germany, joined Sep 2005, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (17 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6401 times:
One more thing that might be of interest:
All MD-81s/82s/83s and 87s operate under the type certificate of the DC-9. The "MD" was just a marketing name and you may recall that the series was first called DC-9 Super 80. As amendments to the original DC-9 type certificate they are in fact DC-9-81s etc. The MD-88 however has its own type certificate because of the improvements described by Capt. Peter in his post. So there is no DC-9-88.