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8/01/1997: Boeing, McDonnell Douglas Finalize Merger

This is the story of how Boeing completed its merger with McDonnell Douglas on this day in 1997.

10/18/1979: McDonnell Douglas MD-80 Maiden Flight

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 "Mad Dog" made its maiden flight in Long Beach, California, today in 1979.

5/30/1958: First Flight of the Douglas DC-8

This is the story of the legendary DC-8, from its inception to its first flight in 1958. 

Folded Wings: the Last Douglas DC-10 Passenger Flight

Experience the McDonnell Douglas DC-10's last passenger flight after nearly forty-three years of service.

8/05/1971: American Airlines Places DC-10 into Service

Today in Aviation, American Airlines (AA) operated the first passenger flight of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 in 1971.

FedEx Retires the First MD-11F Ever Built

This week, FedEx (FX) retired airframe N601FE, the first McDonnell Douglas MD-11F ever built.

2/22/1993: Maiden Flight of the MD-90

Today in Aviation, the McDonnell Douglas (MCD) MD-90 aircraft took to the skies for its maiden flight in 1993. 

1/08/1997: MD-95 Rebranded as Boeing 717

Referred to as aviation's "best little secret," Boeing saw the potential in the MD-95, which at the time of the merger with McDonnell Douglas was still on the drawing board and decided to continue developing the airliner.

Trip Report: Flying the Mad Dog to the Pearl of the Caribbean

Airways takes you on board a Rutaca Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83 bound for the Caribbean island of Margarita.

November 2019

The iconic American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is now history. The jetliner earned its infamous nickname ‘Mad Dog’ after its impressive takeoff capabilities, as shown in our cover photo. Thanks for the memories, Mad Dog, we will miss you!

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