504mph (MD-80, 1980)
|Capacity||72 pax & 20 mail, or 60 crates of goods|
155 pax and 25 mail, or 90 crates of goods (MD-80, 1980)
The small and speedy DC-9 was one of the longest-produced jetliners of all time, with a production run spanning 41 years. Although the original DC-9 and MD-80 are inefficient by modern standards, Douglas' design continues to be updated and produced in the 21st century as the Comac ARJ21.
Over 2500 DC-9s, including the later MD-80, MD-90 and 717 models, were built.