Are there any DC-9 still flying?

The final active DC-9 is with African Express Airways, based in Nairobi. This is the only DC-9 to still be registered to a scheduled passenger airline. African Express Airways only operates two aircraft – the DC-9 (with registration 5Y-AXP) and one MD-82 aircraft.

How many passengers can a DC-9 aircraft carry?

Technical Specifications

First flight Feb. 25, 1965
Weight 90,700 pounds
Ceiling 37,000 feet
Speed 550 mph
Accommodation 70 to 172 passengers

Is DC-9 a good plane?

The DC-9 has been called the workhorse of the airline fleets because it has generally been reliable and is still flying for several airlines today. Further, its manufacturer, McDonnell Douglas, employs the same basic design in newer generation jets, including the MD-80, MD-88 and the MD-90.

What is the cruising speed of a DC-9?

The DC-9-50 has a maximum cruise speed of 485 knots and a travel range of 1,300 nautical miles. It has a service ceiling of 35,000 feet and a rate of climb of 2,000 feet per minute. It has a takeoff and landing distance of 2,100 meters and 1,500 meters respectively.

When did Delta retire the DC-9?

January 6, 2014
Delta was the first and the last U.S. airline to fly scheduled DC-9 commercial flights. The official Delta DC-9 farewell took place on January 6, 2014. To acknowledge the DC-9’s retirement, the last flight (Minneapolis/St.

How many DC 9s were built?

McDonnell Douglas DC-9

Produced 1965–1982
Number built 976
Variants McDonnell Douglas C-9
Developed into McDonnell Douglas MD-80 McDonnell Douglas MD-90 Boeing 717

What replaced the DC-9?

Boeing 727
Delta retired the last of its early DC-9-32 fleet in January 1, 1993. These aircraft were replaced by more efficient Boeing 727.

Are there any L1011 still in service?

Q: Do any airlines still use the L1011? A: No, none are still flying for commercial airlines. The L1011 was technologically advanced when it debuted in 1972, but more modern and efficient airplanes have replaced it in airline fleets.

How much does a DC-9 cost?

The Series 40 was fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines with thrust of 14,500 to 16,000 lbf (64 to 71 kN). A total of 71 were produced. The variant first entered service with Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) in March 1968. Its unit cost was US$5.2 million (1972) (equivalent to US$24.88 million in 2020) .