McDonnell Douglas MD-80

After the successes of the Douglas DC-9, an update to the design was created in the late 1970's, formally launching in 1980 with Swissair. The MD-80 variants saw great success with over 1,000 manufactured for airlines the world over. The design included the MD-80, 81, 82, 83 and 87. The -87 featured a shorter fuselage.