Posts Tagged ‘McDonnell Douglas MD-83’


American Celebrates The Super 80 Send Off As Its MD-80s Fly West

American Airlines retired their classic Super 80 aircraft in style on Wednesday with an airborne party and commemorations in both DFW and O'Hare.
by Ben Granucci


Alaska 261 Plunges into Pacific Ocean: January 31st in Aviation History

Pan Am receives the first Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, Ham the Chimp visits space, an Alaska Airlines MD-80 crashes off the coast of California, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.


Allegiant Buys 13 More MD-80s from Scandinavian Airlines

SAS Group said it has entered an agreement with Sunrise Asset Management, an affiliate of Allegiant Air, to sell thirteen McDonnell Douglas MD-82, MD-83 and MD-87 aircraft, as well as 12 spare engines.
by BNO News



On This Day in Aviation History: January 31st

“Ham the Chimp” heads into sub-orbit in 1961, Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes in 2000, the near-collision of two widebody JAL jets in 2001, the launch of Apollo 14 and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.