Re: DC-9/MD-80 Type Certificate

From:         dave lawson <>
Organization: Dave Lawson
Date:         10 Oct 96 11:29:27 
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Karl Swartz wrote:

> > McDD got a new type certificate for the
> >MD-88, and I believe that somehow they got it to cover the MD-80/81/
> >82/83/87 as well ...
> >... If you look at the
> >airworthiness certificate on the front bulkhead sometime you'll see
> >what it's listed as...  All of DL's are listed as TYPE:  MD-88
> While the FAA was once very retentive about type designations (see
> past discussions about why the L-1011-385-1-14 has such a cumbersome
> moniker), I thought they eased up and let MD use MD-88 as the official
> designation, without forcing a new TC just for a name change.

We have done several STCs on the MD-8X series aircraft.  Our
documentation all reads DC-9-8X (X as applicable).  I was lead to
believe that their was no DC-9-80 and that it started with series 81.