American salutes the long history of its “Super 80” service

American Airlines is getting ready to retire its last McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82s and DC-9-83s (official designations). The type will be retired on September 4, 2019.

The airline issued this short statement and timeline:

For more than 30 years, American’s McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (also known as the Super 80) fleet has carried customers on life’s journey. Travel back in time as we relive Super 80 milestones over the years as reported in Flagship News and Arrivals team member newsletters. From the first silvery Super 80 delivery in 1983 to its sentimental sendoff in 2019, you’ll meet just a few of the team members who’ve worked on this iconic aircraft and discover why it was such an important part of American’s rich history.

October 4, 1982

November 15, 1982

February 7, 1983

April 18, 1983

May 15, 1983 – First Revenue Flight

July 11, 1983

March 5, 1984

March 19, 1984

February 24, 1986

April 21, 1986

December 1, 1988

February 1, 1989

September 1, 1982

March 1, 1993

July 26, 1993

April 9, 2001

April 1, 2005

March 1, 2009

August 25, 2016

September 4, 2019

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2 thoughts on “American salutes the long history of its “Super 80” service

  1. dangrad

    Top Flagship News publish date should be October 4 1982……thanks for updating Bruce!

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