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#TSM adds three additional #MD83´s, ex-Iberia MD-88 for „Jet Plus America“

Mexican operator Aeronaves TSM ordered three additional conversions for the MD-83SF. The #MD80SF-fleet will grow to ten aircraft. Here is an article of ch-aviation:

Mexico’s Aeronaves TSM orders three more MD-83 P2Fs

In other news, one McDonnell Douglas #MD88 (ex-EC-FND) formerly belonging to Iberia, was ferried to Teruel airport prior to her long delivery flight to Venezuela. skyliner-aviation reports that this aircraft will belong to „Jet Plus America“ and the aircraft will be operated by „VOR Airlines“. Other sources say that this MD-88 will become part of Venezolana. The re-activitation of an ex-MD-80 of Iberia is a surprise due to the long storage after Iberia retired their last MD-88 in 2008.

Here is a photo:

Iberia MD-88


Meridiana to retire last MD-80 on October 31, 2017

Since the official beginning of Meridiana in 1991, the company operated the McDonnell Douglas MD-80. On the last day of October 2017, Meridiana plans to operate their last scheduled MD-80-flight with a service from Rome to Olbia. Meridiana operated up to 17 MD-80s over the years.

„Super 80 Send Off“: #AmericanAirlines retired 20 #MD80´s in one day

American Airlines retired 20 of their remaining MD-80s on August 23rd, 2016, reducing the official size of their MD-80-fleet to 61 aircraft. The company gradually retired a large number of MD-80, but the retirement of 20 aircraft within one day is seen as a remarkable move.

The fleet will be reduced to 53 aircraft at the end of the third quarter of 2016 and it is believed that a small number will remain until the summer of 2018.

Potential new #MD80-operator: ALK Airlines

Bulgarian company „ALK Airlines“ aims to start their services from Varna with at least two Fokker 100s and a single MD-80. I don´t have additional information about the current status nor detailed information regarding this airline.

Zagros Airlines #MD83 runway excursion at Mashhad, Iran

There are reports that an MD-83 operated by Iranian company Zagros Airlines suffered a runway excursion at Mashhad airport/Iran. It is believed that all passengers were able to escape the damaged aircraft. No further information are available at the moment.

Es existieren Berichte, das eine MD-83 der iranischen Fluggesellschaft Zagros Airlines in Mashhad/Iran über die Piste gerutscht ist. Anscheinend konnten alle Passagiere das beschädigte Flugzeug verlassen. Weitere Informationen liegen mir im Moment nicht vor.

Bulgarian Air Charter due to take first Airbus A320

Bulgarian Air Charter is due to receive their first Airbus A320 and this decision could be seen as the first step to replace their currently operated MD-80-fleet. The mentioned A320 is an ex-Cyprus Airways-frame and wears the registration LZ-LAA.

Bulgarian Air Charter steht vor der Übernahme ihrer ersten Airbus A320 und diese Entscheidung könnte als erster Schritt des Ersatzes der derzeit eingesetzten MD-80 angesehen werden. Bei der erwähnten A320 handelt es sich um eine ex-Cyprus Airways-Maschine, die schon die Registrierung LZ-LAA trägt.

Croatian „#SeaAir“ aims to start #MD80-ops

Croatian company „Sea Air“ aims to start MD-80-ops with a 160-seat MD-82 leased from Ten Airways. Sea Air aims to fly from Osijek to Frankfurt, Munich, and Vienna.

Here is an article with additional information:

Das kroatische Unternehmen Sea Air plant die Aufnahme von Flügen mit einer 160-sitzigen MD-82, die von Ten Airways angemietet werden soll. Sea Air plant, Flüge ab Osijek nach Frankfurt, München sowie Wien anzubieten.

#AmericanAirlines aims to retire remaining #MD80´s by 2018

According to official information, American Airlines aims to retire their last MD-80s by 2018. The following downsizing of the fleet calls for the following size at the end of each remaining year:

At the end of 2014, American Airlines operated 139 MD-80s and this number will decrease to 96 at the end of 2015. 60 MD-80s will be operational at the end of 2016 and 34 aircraft at the end of 2017. It is likely that the remaining 34 MD-80s will be retired during 2018.

Offiziellen Informationen nach, plant American Airlines die Ausmusterung ihrer verbliebenen MD-80-Flotte bis 2018. Die folgenden Angaben geben die geplante Reduzierung zum Ende der verbleibenden Einsatzjahre an: Ende 2014 setzte American Airlines 139 MD-80 ein und diese Anzahl wird Ende 2015 auf 96 Einheiten sinken. 60 MD-80 werden Ende 2016 noch aufgelistet und 34 Flugzeuge Ende 2017. Es ist wahrscheinlich, dass im Laufe des Jahres 2018 die letzte MD-80 ausgemustert wird.

#InselAirAruba operates an #MD80 for #ViajeHoy aka #HavanaAir

There are reports in the internet that Insel Air Aruba began to operate an MD-80 on behalf „Viaje Hoy“ aka „Havana Air“.

Es existieren Berichte, dass Insel Air Aruba im Auftrag von „Viaje Hoy“ – auch bekannt unter „Havana Air“ – eine MD-80 einsetzt. 

Last #MD80 Of #SAS Leaves European Soil

As mentioned in the MD-80-Forum, on facebook and Twitter before, the last MD-82 of SAS (SE-DIR) left European soil for her last journey to the USA. This ends an important chapter in Scandinavian aviation due to the long association of the DC-9/MD-80/-90 with SAS Scandinavian Airlines.