The 100 seat 717 is the most recent advancement of the prominent DC-9/MD-80/MD-90 family and the main Douglas aerial shuttle which Boeing (which consolidated with Mcdonnell Douglas in 1997) arrangements to hold in its product offering up. It is intended for high cycle, short extend provincial carrier operations.
Mcdonnell Douglas initially published the MD-95 at the Paris Airshow in June 1991. At the time MDC foreseen a formal system dispatch by late 1991 and a first flight in July 1994. As it happened system dispatch was not until October 1995 when US aerial shuttle Valujet (now Airtran Airlines) requested 50 and optioned 50.
In January 1998 Boeing (after the August 1997 Boeing/Mcdonnell Douglas merger) relaunched the air ship as the 717-200 (the second utilization of the Boeing assignment "717", as this was formerly designated to the military C-135/KC-135 gang). First and foremost flight occurred on September 2 1998, emulated by a second advancement 717 on October 26. Certificate was honored on September 1 1999 while the first conveyance, to Airtran, was on September 23 that year.
At first MDC examined controlling the MD-95 with Pratt & Whitney Jt8d-218s or Rolls-Royce Tays. In February 1994 however MDC proclaimed it had picked the new BMW Rolls-Royce (now simply Rolls-Royce) Br715 over the Jt8d-200 and a motor from the proposed "Venture Blue" teaming of General Electric, Snecma, MTU and P&w.
Other 717-200 gimmicks incorporate a fuselage 1.45m (4ft 9in) more drawn out than the DC-9-30's, a wing focused around the DC-9-34's, a progressed six LCD screen Honeywell EFIS flightdeck, and a lodge inside like that created for the MD-90. It is offered in standard 717-200bgw (Basic Gross Weight) and augmented extent 717-200hgw (High Gross Weight) structures. Likewise, 80 seat abbreviated 717-100 (previously MD-95-20) and 120 seat extended 717-300 (in the past MD-95-50) models have been mulled over, as has a business plane variation.
Organizations partaking in 717 generation incorporate Alenia (fuselage), Korean Air (nose), AIDC of Taiwan (empennage), Shinmaywa of Japan (motor arches and even stabilizers), Israel Aircraft Industries (undercarriage), and Fischer of Austria (inside). Last gathering is at Boeing's Long Beach plant, in the same building that the DC-9 and MD-80 were implicit.
Introductory requests and administrators are:
Aebal, Airtran, Bangkok Air, Bavaria International Leasing, Hawaiian Airlines, Impulse Airlines, Midwest Express Airlines, Olympic Aviation, Pembroke Leasing, Qantas Link, Siam Reap Air, Trans World Airlines, and Turkmenistan Airlines.
Pictures of Boeing 717