Role: Narrow-body jet airliner
First flight: September 2, 1998
Passenger seating: 106-128
- Rolls-Royce BR715 high-bypass-ratio engines
- Glass cockpit
- Six interchangeable liquid-crystal-display units and advanced Honeywell VIA 2000 computers
- Boeing acquired McDonnell Douglas in August 1997. Despite the merger, Boeing would go forward with the design and construction of the airplane MD-95 under a new name, Boeing 717.
- Delta Air Lines is currently the largest operator of the 717-200.
- Typical cruising speed of the 717-200 is Mach 0.77 (510 mph; 822 km/h; 444 kt)
- The 717 shares the same type rating as the DC-9.
- The 717-200 aircraft of Hawaiian Airlines completes over 160 takeoffs and landings every day with their fast and frequent Neighbor Island service.
Pilots must earn their type rating in the Boeing 717-200 to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.
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