Re: New MD-80, MD-88 tailcones?

From: (Robert Dorsett)
Organization: Capital Area Central Texas UNIX Society, Austin, Tx
Date:         11 Aug 93 13:31:02 PDT
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In article <airliners.1993.560@ohare.Chicago.COM> you write:
>I noticed on a recent trip that some MD-80's (MD-88's, too) have
>"flattened" tailcones (versus conical ones). Could someone give
>me some history on this development. It looks like it is
>a retrofit product on older MD-80's.  

They were installed on all new MD-80 series airliners starting in the late 
80's, as part of a weight and drag reduction program.  

Robert Dorsett!!rdd