Re: DC-9/MD-80 Type Certificate

From: (Scott Odle)
Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc.
Date:         21 Oct 96 02:29:19 
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In article <airliners.1996.1972@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM
>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.

And what do you base this statement on?  I have worked for the ACO for many
quite some time and to my knowledge nothing has changed when it comes to
designations.  The applicant can call it anything they like as long as it
is clearly listed as a different model.