Tag: McDonnell Douglas

Final Farewell: Delta Retires the ‘Mad Dogs’ MD-88 and MD-90

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, 2 June, 2020, is the day when Delta bids final goodbye to its MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft. Last scheduled revenue flights will land in Atlanta. At the moment of writing, the flight DL88 performed by a 28-year-old MD-88 was heading from Washington-Dulles International Airport to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Meanwhile, DL90 flight had already […]

American Airlines: MD-80 Retirement Date Officially Set

Reading Time: < 1 minute American Airlines, a major US airline, has announced phasing out its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft, also known as the Super 80. The last 26 MD-80 is scheduled to fly on 4 September, 2019. The airline not only revealed the schedule of the final revenue flights on the “Mad Dog” before their desert farewell ferry flights […]

Delta Air Lines MD-90 Reports Engine Vibrations

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-90, performing flight from Milwaukee to Atlanta (USA) with 164 people on board, reported lightning strike causing engine vibrations. Aircraft was enroute at FL250 about 25nm westnorthwest of Chattanooga (USA) when the aircraft reached a frontal weather system and received a lightning strike. The left hand engine (V2525) began to […]