June 29, 2022
Boeing 717
Today in Aviation

Today in Aviation: MD-95 Rebranded as Boeing 717

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, Boeing rebranded the twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner McDonnell Douglas MD-95 as the Boeing 717-200 in 1998, following the merger of the two manufacturers on August 1, 1997.  The MD-95 can trace its history back to 1983. McDonnell Douglas conducted a study to fill the gap between the DC-9-30 and the new, larger Super […]

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Boeing 717

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the Boeing 717 took to the skies for the first time from Long Beach, California in 1998. The type began life as the McDonnell Douglas MD-95 and was first launched at the Paris Air Show in 1991. Created as a replacement for the popular Douglas DC-9, the aircraft was specifically […]

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