Re: MD-95-30 becomes 717-200 "Regional Jet"

Date:         11 Jan 98 03:24:46 
From:         Thomas Enblom <>
Organization: Ericsson Radio Systems AB
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> Boeing announced today that the MD-95-30, launched in October 1995 by
> ValuJet (now AirTran Airlines), is being renamed the 717-200.

So what is happening to the MD11 line? Boeing has stated that the
MD11 will be retained in the company's porttfolio (not the case for
MD80/90 series) for now.

I guess Boeing would win more customers for the freighter and passenger
variants if they aligned the aircraft with the 7-series. That would mean
a firm commitment to continue development of the aircraft.

A suggestion: MD11 --> B7117  %-)