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Boeing 717 by PMDG ?

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Hello PMDG's team and all members !

 

I love this airplane !

 

few details about this Boeing 717

 

 

On May 23, 2006, Boeing delivered its final two 717 airplanes to Midwest Airlines and AirTran Airways in a ceremony before thousands of employees, retirees and dignitaries in Long Beach, Calif. The deliveries conclude commercial airplane production in Southern California that began in the 1920s with the Douglas Aircraft Co.

 

The 717 program, which produced 156 airplanes, pioneered breakthrough business and manufacturing processes for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

 

The program was launched by an order from AirTran Airways in 1995, and the airplane quickly became renowned by customers for its excellent economics, performance and reliability. Based on the Douglas DC-9 and launched as the McDonnell Douglas MD-95, the 100-seater was renamed the Boeing 717 after McDonnell Douglas and Boeing merged in 1997.

 

The 717 will continue to deliver unsurpassed economy and value to our airline customers for years to come. Boeing will continue to provide the outstanding customer service support for the 717s operating at carriers worldwide.

 

Douglas opened the Long Beach factory in 1941 as part of President Roosevelt's Arsenal of Democracy -- a request to the nation's industries to halt civilian production and assist in making wartime equipment. The facility produced almost 10,000 airplanes for World War II before transitioning to commercial airplane production after the war. Douglas merged with the McDonnell Aircraft Company in 1967, forming the McDonnell Douglas Corporation.

 

More than 15,000 airplanes have been produced in the Long Beach factory.

 

 

Airplane Characteristics

COMPLETE DOCUMENT

via this link

http://www.boeing.co...s/acaps/717.pdf

 

 

 

FEW PICS

 

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What do you think, gentlemen ?

 

 

I think It could be a great project, you have many more similarities with the MD-11.

 

 

 

 

Thanks everybody

 

Best Regards !

 

 

Kevin

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I would love one of these.

Would fit nicely between the J41 and the 737.

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I would like to see this guy too. I prefer the B717 to the MD-80 family, even if they are almost the same.

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If PMDG is only focusing on popular aircraft we see everyday then at some point PMDG won't have anymore aircrafts to create. I say go for the B717, its something no one else has done and you will automatically take the entire market share for that aircraft. There are just too many 737s 757s 767 around and they are saturating the FS market. Lets see some DC-10s B717s etc

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If PMDG is only focusing on popular aircraft we see everyday then at some point PMDG won't have anymore aircrafts to create. I say go for the B717, its something no one else has done and you will automatically take the entire market share for that aircraft. There are just too many 737s 757s 767 around and they are saturating the FS market. Lets see some DC-10s B717s etc

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Oooh yeah you'R absoluty right Carb

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I don't know, I would personally like a 717 but with so many of the md series around (super 80, maddog) and a dc-9 on the horizon (coolsky), I just don't see it happening....

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I was just saying this yesterday i love the 717 especially the Air Tran 717

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Okay, maybe, but first the 777 and 747!!!! Money%20Eyes.gif

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I don't know, I would personally like a 717 but with so many of the md series around (super 80, maddog) and a dc-9 on the horizon (coolsky), I just don't see it happening....

 

I dont see it happening due to the fact that Ryan has said every time a 717 post comes up that they are not going to make one. That's good enough for me.

 

 

Sean Campbell

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Please PLEASE PLEASE do a 717!!!! :biggrin:

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Not to be annoying but hasn't the B717 come up in 10 topics now? It's a great aircraft but it wasn't really that popular. I am for one but I find a 757 more important.

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The 717 is a cool aircraft. I like its MD11 flight deck a lot!

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but I find a 757 more important

 

Unfortunately PMDG already said they won't develop one due to Level-D.

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Unfortunately PMDG already said they won't develop one due to Level-D.

 

Yep, I am really annoyed by that because Level-D has stated that they won't make a freight version. That means that we still go without a decent freight 757. Also, I really doubt that an airplane that has been in development for 5+ years is up to date to the current technology. They totally lost the thread to the amount of complexity that Flightsimlabs and PMDG can achieve.

 

I think PMDG should reconsider since Daryl stated: "PMDG can produce whatever they want. There is NOTHING preventing them from producing any airplane they want. They want the 757, why don't they produce it? You want a 757 from PMDG, ask away..."

Found it here: http://www.leveldsim.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=24453&title=future-of-level-d-757. It really is a big hole in the FS community not to have a 757.

 

Just my 2 cents

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A 717? Good choice, PMDG has experience on both Boeing and MD, shouldnt be that hard. I would fly it.

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Not for me, I wouldn't want one,

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I think PMDG should reconsider since Daryl stated: "PMDG can produce whatever they want. There is NOTHING preventing them from producing any airplane they want. They want the 757, why don't they produce it? You want a 757 from PMDG, ask away..."

Found it here: http://www.leveldsim...-of-level-d-757. It really is a big hole in the FS community not to have a 757.

 

I had no idea Daryl had said that.

Even so, I'm sure PMDG still won't do it out of respect for Level-D, a gentlemen's agreement.

 

But yeah, we are sorely lacking in the 757 area.

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i would love to see pmdg do a 717 its one of my favorites. i love the airtran and soon to be sw. i have been looking for an airtran repaint for the cls md80 so badly and a pmdg 717 would be the best they should do it.

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Unfortunately PMDG already said they won't develop one due to Level-D.

 

They also said no to 717

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