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

Date:         20 Jan 98 01:29:14 
From: (John Wright)
Organization: Janet, me and our cat in our little cottage
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On 09 Jan 98 00:50:43 , in <airliners.1998.23@ohare.Chicago.COM>, 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.
>Wonderful!  Now the already confusing story of what happened to the
>717 is even more confusing to explain.  (It is, er, was, Boeing's
>designation for the KC-135.  I'm pretty sure the KC-135 series were
>all 717-1xx models, with several values for xx, so there's still no
>ambiguity unless Boeing launches the proposed MD-95-10 as the 717-100.)

Except for 4 RC135A's which were built as 739-700s, and 10 RC135Bs which
were built as 739-445Bs according to Peter M. Bowers. Other 717 model
numbers listed in his table are 100A, 146, 148, 157, 158, 165 and 166

John Wright