Northwest1988 wrote:Hello all,
I know it’s been discussed that American modified all of their tail cones in-house on their MD-80 fleet. I’m wondering how it was done?
Did they physically modify the original pointed tailcone to the flat screwdriver style or did they build all of their own from scratch?
Also, the flat design became common on all variants of the MD-80 from then on. Did McDonnell Douglas follow the design from American or did it go the other way around and American followed the manufacturer design?
On a side note when was the last time any of the old style tail cones flew on any MD-80s with American? I believe 2007 I saw one in DTW but I could be mistaken.
Thank you all!
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