American Airlines renews fleet

American Airlines retires its last MD-80 aircraft

On Sept. 4, American Airlines will retire its last 26 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft. The MD-80, also known as the Super 80, was the workhorse of the airline’s fleet throughout the 1980s and beyond, providing customers and team members with heartfelt memories on adventures ranging from family vacations to key business trips.

Below is the schedule of the final revenue flights on the “Mad Dog” before their desert farewell ferry flights to Roswell, New Mexico (ROW). All schedules are subject to change based on operational needs.

1449Sept. 3GRR1425DFW1606
2372Sept. 3SAT1955DFW2110
2257Sept. 3MSY1943DFW2122
1010Sept. 3DFW2034STL2218
267Sept. 3DFW2226TUL2329
2454Sept. 4ICT0500DFW0615
2180Sept. 4AMA0500DFW0618
2232Sept. 4LBB0500DFW0627
2586Sept. 4PNS0500DFW0656
2200Sept. 4CLE0540DFW0732
2891Sept. 4VPS0545DFW0754
2338Sept. 4MFE0615DFW0755
2540Sept. 4OMA0600DFW0758
2605Sept. 4RDU0600DFW0758
2326Sept. 4DSM0600DFW0800
2185Sept. 4SAT0700DFW0814
2500Sept. 4CVG0629DFW0802
1999Sept. 4STL0730DFW0924
1538Sept. 4VPS0719DFW0934
1038Sept. 4ICT0810DFW0937
2335Sept. 4ABQ0650DFW0938
80Sept. 4DFW0900ORD1135

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a twin-engine passenger aircraft developed by McDonnell Douglas. The MD-80 took its maiden flight on 25 October 1979 and entered into service in October 1980.

The MD-80 can accommodate two crew and between 130 and 172 passengers based on seating arrangements. As of July 2009, over 880 MD-80 aircraft were operational worldwide.

The left side of the main cabin features aisle seats. It comprises three to six rows in the first class section, seven to 32 in the main cabin and around 21 in the exit row.

The MD-80 features an advanced avionics suite which includes two autonomous digital flight guidance computers. It is also equipped with a glareshield-mounted flight guidance control panel, flight director, autothrottle, thrust mode selection system, and an autoland system.

The maximum and cruise speed of the aircraft are 925km/h and 811km/h, respectively. It has a maximum range of 2,897km and a fuel capacity of 22,106l. The aircraft weighs around 35,300kg. The maximum take-off weight is 63,500kg.

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