Also notice that there is no mention of the entire MD-80 series for the same reason.
I agree with what your saying. However, whenever I call a MD-80 or MD-90 a DC-9 someone slams me saying: I don't know anything about airplanes, I am idiot, and that my mother and father were not married!
N60659 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 654 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5069 times:
Quoting 474218 (Reply 4): However, whenever I call a MD-80 or MD-90 a DC-9 someone slams me
First off, I definitely wouldn't slam you for that, but there is a distinction to be made here. While the MD-80 series, MD-90 series and the 717 all draw their progeny from the DC-9, they may only have a passing similarlity to it today. It would therefore be incorrect to label one of the more recent members of this line as an "updated/upgraded DC-9", despite the obvious track to it's lineage. However the original post only referred to true "clean-sheet passenger jet aircraft designs" of which there were 10 from Boeing (including McDonnell Douglas) and the 787 would be no. 11. My apologies for being pedantic.