The MD-90 is the largest member of the Douglas/McDonnell Douglas/Boeing DC-9/MD-80/MD-90/717 family, and is a stretched, IAE V2500 powered development of the MD-80. The McDonnell Douglas MD-90 passenger aircraft was an advanced twin jet known for being very friendly to the environment. MD-90s are powered by two V2500 engines from International Aero Engines, a consortium of leading propulsion companies. The MD-90 program was launched in November 1988, first flight occurred on February 22 1993, and certification was awarded on November 16 1994.
The MD-90 retains the popular five-abreast interior arrangement, offering travelers the best in comfort levels and the lowest interior noise levels of any aircraft in its class. The passenger-pleasing innovation features wide seats, fewer center seats and more aisle and window seats. Other features of the MD-90 include a new look advanced interior design, vacuum lavatories, new electrical and auxiliary power systems, an upgraded digital environmental control system, lightweight carbon brakes with digital anti-skid system, and significant improvements to the aircraft hydraulic system.
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