McDonnell Douglas MD-88
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas
Role: Narrow-body jet airliner
First flight: August 15, 1987
Primary airlines: Delta Air Lines, LASER Airlines, World Atlantic Airlines
Passenger seating: 123-155
Models: MD-83, MD-87
- Two Pratt and Whitney JT8D-200 series turbofan engines
- Glass cockpit
- Airborne wind shear warning system
- All versions of the MD-80s aircraft are equipped with an AlliedSignal (Garrett) GTCP85-98D APU
- Delta Airlines is the largest operator of the MD-88.
- The aircraft has a service ceiling of 37,000 feet.
- The MD-88 has wider than usual aisles in the coach cabin at 22 inches.
- Maximum cruise speed for the MD-88 is 543 mph, 874 km/h, or 472 knots.
Pilots must earn their type rating in the McDonnell Douglas MD-88 to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.
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