Tag: MD-88

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 […]

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Delta Airlines MD-88 Encounters Handling Problems

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Delta Airlines McDonnel Douglas MD-88, performing flight from Atlanta to Buffalo (USA) with 80 passengers and 5 crew,  reported handling problems. Aircraft was climbing through FL240 out of Atlanta when the crew decided to divert to Knoxville reporting they had experienced an airborne windshear resulting in aircraft handling issues. The aircraft landed safely on Knoxville’s […]

Delta MD-88 Engine Distributes Debris Over Neighbourhood

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, performing flight from Nashville,TN to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 156 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Nashville’s runway 31 when the crew reported they had just lost the #2 engine (JT8D) and declared emergency advising they were able to fly a pattern to runway 31. The […]

Delta to Stop Flying Loudest Plane Near LaGuardia After Complaints

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta will no longer fly its loudest planes at LaGuardia in response to repeated complaints from Queens residents, the company announced Thursday. The airline replaced its MD-88 aircraft with quieter, more fuel-efficient Airbus A320 planes, Boeing 737s, and a handful of MD-90 mainline aircraft, company officials said. The new planes started their routes on Thursday. […]