It’s Easter Sunday, which means firstly – Happy Easter – and secondly, time for some more airplane art.
Many thanks to the readers who have put my spotting skill to shame as usual. But then again, you try playing spotting the different between an MD-80, MD-90 or a Boeing 717 (MD-95).
On final approach to Chicago O’Hare International airport on a warming spring day (to the point I didn’t need to wear a coat to go onto the hotel balcony) is a Delta Air Lines
McDonnell Douglas MD-88. Boeing 717
Delta operate 116 of this venerable aircraft in its US Domestic fleet, operating across the Delta mainline network
Delta operate over 60 of the last iteration of the DC-9 design (in it’s Boeing 717 form), making them the largest worldwide operator of the Boeing 717. Delta is also the largest operator ofof the MD-88 including the McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and Boeing 717 (originally the McDonnell Douglas MD-95).
Additional thanks to http://www.thirtythousand.us/2012/07/09/dc-9-md-80-b717-whats-the-difference/ in helping to play “guess the difference” with which version of the DC-9 family the aircraft in the image is.
More Airplane art next week!
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