Re: Why do MD80's skid ?

Date:         13 Jul 97 01:25:50 
From:         kls.NOSPAM@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>The DC-9 (MD-80 is in fact type certified as a DC9-80) ...

As discussed in the past, *some* are certified as DC-9s.  It's back in
the archives (http://www.chicago.com/airliners/archives.html) but I
think the MD-83 is the first member of the series for which the FAA
accepted MD-83 as a legal alias, and the MD-88 was the first which is
listed as such on the type certificate.  The MD-88 (and MD-87) are
thus not legally DC-9s, though the -81, -82, and -83 all are.

>... can truely have a nose wheel changed without jacking the nose
>provided no pasangers or bags are loaded.

Is this touted by MD when trying to sell the DC-9 and its derivatives?

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