Are there any DC-9 still flying?
It was the last of the major US carriers to retire the type – with its last flight in January 2014. No major airlines still operate the DC-9 in 2022, but 26 aircraft still remain active (according to data from ch-aviation.com).
What is the cruising speed of a DC-9?
The DC-9-50 has a maximum cruise speed of 485 knots and a travel range of 1,300 nautical miles. It has a service ceiling of 35,000 feet and a rate of climb of 2,000 feet per minute. It has a takeoff and landing distance of 2,100 meters and 1,500 meters respectively.
What does DC stand for in DC-9?
(DC stands for Douglas Commercial.)
Is DC-9 a good plane?
The DC-9 has been called the workhorse of the airline fleets because it has generally been reliable and is still flying for several airlines today. Further, its manufacturer, McDonnell Douglas, employs the same basic design in newer generation jets, including the MD-80, MD-88 and the MD-90.
Are 707 still flying?
The Boeing 707 is not in regular airline service anymore. TWA operated the last commercial flight in the US in 1983, but it stayed in commercial use with other – Iranian Saha Airlines operated it until 2013. But plenty of aircraft remain flying. Today, most are in military service.
Are there any MD 80 still flying?
According to data from ch-aviation.com, there are still nearly 100 active examples of the MD-80 family left in the world today. As is common with aging aircraft, some of these have been converted for use as freighters.
Was the DC-9 safe?
According to the Aviation Safety Network, DC-9s have suffered 110 “hull loss” accidents with 3,462 fatalities. Delta suffered three of them, the worst a 1972 crash in Boston, blamed on pilot and air traffic control errors, that killed all 88 aboard.
Do jumbo jets still fly?
Thankfully the 747 has always been popular as a freighter, with dedicated examples and converted passenger aircraft still flying in large numbers. Airlines flying cargo variants of the 747 include: Aerostan, Kyrgyzstan.
What is the oldest 777?
Of these, the very oldest still flying belongs to Russian leisure carrier Red Wings Airlines. Registered as VP-BLI, it clocks in at an impressive 25.07 years old. In terms of specific Boeing 777 variants, this aircraft is a 777-200ER, as are most of the world’s oldest active triple-sevens.