McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (I-DAWE) from Alitalia landing at Runway 18R (Polderbaan), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Holland)
The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a family of twin-engine, short- to medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airliners. The MD-80 series was the second generation of the DC-9. It was originally called the DC-9-80 series and the DC-9 Super 80 and entered service in 1980. The airliner family can seat from 130 to 172 passengers depending on variant and seating configuration. The series includes the MD-81, MD-82, MD-83, MD-87, and MD-88. These all have the same fuselage length except the shortened MD-87. The MD-80 series was followed into service in modified form by the MD-90 in 1995 and the last variant of the family was the MD-95, which was renamed the Boeing 717 after McDonnell Douglas's merger with Boeing in 1997.