|Quoting bogota (Reply 8):|
Does the US have any law regarding the age of commercial aircraft? It seems flying DC-9 for a country like the US seems quite akward in my opinion. I know maintenance plays a huge role, but still for a company like DL seems odd for such old planes. Well I hope to fly one before they are finally gone.
|Quoting akelley728 (Reply 9):|
Don't you think the MD-88s and MD-90s will continue the "T-tail tradition" for years to come?
|Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 10):|
There is no law (and no reason for such) dictating the age of an aircraft. The current DC-9-50s are about 30-35 years old. Some of the DC-9-30s that were retired in 2010 were approaching 42-43 years in service. Aircraft with proper maintenance and overall is more important than age. A well maintained 35 year old DC-9 is much better than a poorly maintained 5 year old 737-800.
|Quoting bogota (Reply 12):|
Yet it still seems odd to see such old planes in and airline such as DL.
|Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 14):|
The DC-9 is a tank. Fuel burn is bad but still a paid off very, very high cycle limit tank.
|Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 15):|
I have that one as second oldest. N675MC is a hair older.
|Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 17):|
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