HA_DC9 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 645 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2026 times:
I was wondering about the transition from the V2500 on the MD-90 to the BR715 on the MD-95.
Interesting question you brought up. Maybe it has something to do with weight. I think the V2500 is a much heavier engine than the BR715. McDD had to stretch the MD-90 a little forward of the wings to compensate for the weight of the V2500 engines in the rear. Since the 717 is smaller, it needed a lighter engine. This is just my thoughts, probably wrong though.