From: email@example.com (Mike Neus) Organization: Texas Instruments Date: 10 Jul 96 12:47:12 References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.1136@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM says... >The press reported that the JT8D is used on a variety of other types >of planes, but my somewhat cynical view of the press was unfulfilled >until early this morning, when CNN noted that the JT8D is the engine >type used on ValuJet's fleet. (Never mind that, except for a couple >of MD-80s which ValuJet never operated, they are *very* different >versions of the JT8D.) I believe the P&W JT8D, of varying configurations, is used almost exclusively on all DC-9 aircraft (including the MD-XX series), and the side engines of 727's. In other words, the media's statement about the JT8D's role on a variety of aircraft is fact, and the "discovery" about Valuejet's DC-9 engines is nothing that should surprise or worry anyone.