American Airlines MD-80 The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a mid-size, medium-range jetliner, designed in the 1970s as a stretched replacement for the DC-9. It featured a longer fuselage (14 ft 3 in), larger wing, two rear fuselage-mounted Pratt & Whitney JT8D turbofan engines and a T-tail. It was equipped with a longer range, meant for carrying more passengers in mind. Between 1980 and 1999, 1,191 MD-80s were delivered to airlines around the world, including American Airlines.
Super 80 American Airlines was the first major U.S. carrier to order the MD-80, receiving twenty 142-seat planes in October 1982 and replacing its fleet of Boeing 727-100s. Calling it the Super 80, they inaugurated a new era of service at six airports on May 15, 1983. By 1984, the fuel-efficient planes had proven a cost-efficient replacement for the oldest and least efficient aircraft in their fleet. They then made the largest airplane order in commercial aviation history with a purchase of 67 more, with an option to purchase 100 additional twin jets. The Super 80 was a perfect fit for American Airlines’ growth plan of sustained profitability. American Airlines flew its final MD-80s in September 2019.
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Fuselage Window Mirror
Our newest mirrors and frames are made from retired American Airlines MD-80 fuselage windows. Because of our relationship with AA, MotoArt PlaneTags has access to many of the planes and, new for 2020, has introduced a new line of MD-80 furniture, including the MD-80 Mad Dog Wing Desk.
Each fuselage frame is hand-crafted from an MD-80 and features:
- Authentic finish
- Lightly sanded & polished to beautify the old livery color
- Available as a mirror or existing windows
- Available with single and double window configurations
Aviation Decor for Home and Office Let your love for the Mad Dog and an MD-80 fuselage mirror or frame inspire your creativity. Create a home, office or workspace that shares the joy of flying with your guests.
*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag. Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.
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