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McDonnell Douglas MD-80

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This includes the following variants: MD-80, MD-83

McDonnell Douglas MD-80
Type Airliner
Author(s) Adam Smith
Status Under development

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series are twin-engine, medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airliners. The MD-80 aircraft were lengthened and updated from the DC-9. The MD-80 series can seat from 130 up to 172 passengers depending on variant and seating arrangement.

The MD-80 series was introduced commercially in October 1980 by Swissair. The MD-80 series was followed into service in modified form by the MD-90 in 1995 and the MD-95/Boeing 717 in 1999.


There are two variants modeled in FlightGear:

  • MD-83 (DC-9-83): long-range version with 21,000 lb thrust JT8D-219 engines.
  • "MD-81" Normal version developed from the DC-9. Also with JTD8D-219' s.

Development status/Issues/Todo


  • No 3D cockpit

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