macc
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MD-series: Past?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:18 am

i am fully ignorant of the status of the MD series. is there still a production of these planes? is boing closing down the MD line? (or already closed?)

can someone give details?

thanks
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RE: MD-series: Past?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:23 am

I guess you could say the first MD Series aircraft was the MD-80. Then the revampted DC-10, the MD-11.... then MD-90 and MD-95 which later became the 717.

So, to answer your question... there is no longer a production of a 'true' MD aircraft. The Boeing 717 (MD-95) is still in production, but I thought I read that would come to an end as Boeing already had aircraft that fit that market.
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RE: MD-series: Past?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:23 am

They're all out of production (MD-80, MD-90, MD-11). Of the commercial MD line, only the 717 (originally launched by McDD as the MD-95) remains in production, at a rate of only about one per month.
 
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RE: MD-series: Past?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:43 am

the md-11 were produced not until long ago, i thought. is that true?

what became of the MD production plants? are they closed down or is boing using them now?
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RE: MD-series: Past?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:45 am

Macc:

Just three years ago or so, the last MD-11F rolled off the line for Lufthansa. This plant (Long Beach) still produces the 717 and the C-17. I think it's also used for SeaLaunch.
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RE: MD-series: Past?

Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:53 am

thanks all!

its sad when an aircraft type slowly disappears from the sky. i still hope that the russians will recover one day...

the worst thing ever would be, if just boeing and airbus were left. then spotting would be as interesting as curling...
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