McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30

McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30

General Information

Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas 

Role: Wide-body jet airliner

First flight: January 10, 1990 

Primary airlines: FedEx Express, Lufthansa Cargo, UPS Airlines, Western Global Airlines 

Passenger seating: Cargo

Models:  MD-11, MD-90


  • Pratt and Whitney PW4469/62 high bypass turbo fan and two General Electric CF6-80C2D1F turbofan engines
  • Glass cockpit
  • A stretched fuselage and increased wingspan with winglets

Fun Facts

  • The MD-90-30 has a service ceiling of 41,000 feet.
  • Typical cruise speed for the MD-90-30 is 504mph, 811km/h or Mach 0.76. 
  • Delta Airlines is the sole remaining operator of the MD-90 with 26 in service as of March 2020.

Type Rating

Pilots must earn their type rating in the McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.

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