American retires 8 MD-80s in one day, now down to 34

American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N44503 (msn 49797) SJC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930423.

American Airlines is moving ahead with its planned retirement of its last McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82s/83s (MD-82s/MD-83s) by the end of 2019.

According to Ross Feinstein and his report on social media, AA retired eight MD-80 aircraft in one day (N7547A, N424AA, N7550, N7584A, N426AA, N979TW, N555AN and N70425). The fleet is now down to 34 aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: The MD-80 fleet is not being repainted as they move towards retirement. American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) N44503 (msn 49797) SJC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930423.

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2 thoughts on “American retires 8 MD-80s in one day, now down to 34

    1. Bruce Drum Post author

      I am sorry, you are wrong Matt. Officially they are DC-9-82 and DC-9-83 aircraft (look at the data plates on the aircraft). MD-80s are a marketing term. I include both. The original FAA type certificate also stated DC-9-82 and DC-9-83 and were originally marketed by AA as “Super 80s”. The term MD-80 came later by McDonnell Douglas. Bruce

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