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An AirTran 717.

The Boeing 717 started life as the McDonnell Douglas MD-95, itself a development of the DC-9/MD-80 series. When Boeing purchased McDonnell Douglas, they continued the design under the new name.

Production ceased in May 2006 after 156 were produced.



Basic Gross Weight


High Gross Weight

Cockpit crew Two

typical seating

106 (two-class)

117 (one-class)

Length 124 ft 0 in (37.8 m)
Wingspan 93 ft 5 in (28.47 m)
Tail height 29 ft 1 in (8.92 m)
Cabin width, external 131.6 in (334.2 cm)
Cabin width, internal 123.8 in (314.5 cm)
Max takeoff weight 110,000 lb (49,900 kg) 121,000 lb (54,900 kg)
Max range 1,430 nmi (2,645 km) 2,060 nmi (3,815 km)
Typical cruising speed Mach 0.77 (504 mph, 438 knots, 811 km/h)at altitude of 34,200 feet (10,400 m)
Powerplants (2x) Rolls Royce BR715-A1-30 Rolls Royce BR715-C1-30
Engine thrust 18,500 lbf (82.3 kN) 21,000 lbf (93.4 kN)

Accidents and incidents[]

As of June 2018, the Boeing 717 has been involved in five accidents and incidents with no hull losses or fatalities. These accidents and incidents included an on-ground collision while taxiing, an emergency landing where the nose landing gear did not extend, and an attempted hijacking.


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