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MD-90/717 Cockpits

Tue Apr 09, 2002 10:01 pm

Do the MD-90 and the 717 have the same cockpits? What is the commonality of these 2 planes?
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RE: MD-90/717 Cockpits

Tue Apr 09, 2002 10:11 pm

As you can see underneath, both flightdecks are quite different; the B717 has a more '777-style' flighdeck, the MD90 just has a modern DC-9 flightdeck:


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Although I don't know, it would surprize me if there would be type commonality here, i.e. a pilot would only need one type rating in order to be able to fly both aircraft. But, of course, I can't confirm this.
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RE: MD-90/717 Cockpits

Wed Apr 10, 2002 12:01 am

The MD-90 does have type commonality with the MD-88.
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RE: MD-90/717 Cockpits

Wed Apr 10, 2002 1:12 am

There was also the option to buy the MD-90 with an "MD-11-style cockpit".
For commonality with our MD-80's,SAS chose the older style cockpit,while Saudia went for the newer one.
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RE: MD-90/717 Cockpits

Wed Apr 10, 2002 2:43 am

MD90 is a DC-9 type rating. Same as all MD-80 series airplanes. B717 has its own rating.
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