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The MD-90 ER

Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:17 am

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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RE: The MD-90 ER

Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:19 am

I believe some of the China-built MD-90's were 'ER' models.
 
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RE: The MD-90 ER

Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:24 am

Only one was built, and delivered to AMC Aviation in 1996.
 
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RE: The MD-90 ER

Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:45 am

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).

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RE: The MD-90 ER

Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:23 pm

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

 
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RE: The MD-90 ER

Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:28 pm

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

Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:30 pm

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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RE: The MD-90 ER

Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:35 pm

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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RE: The MD-90 ER

Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:45 pm

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

 
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RE: The MD-90 ER

Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:57 pm

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.

 
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RE: The MD-90 ER

Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:41 am

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
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RE: The MD-90 ER

Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:47 am

hmm.. interesting! Thanks for the info!