McDonnell Douglas MD80 Family ( MD-80 )

#addthemd80 needs to go further than just this thread…

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One livery that would look really nice on the MD-88, is the one of Austral’s LV-BTI mix of Aeroméxico chrome livery with the Austral logo.

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@Sturmovik 👀

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That’s another great livery. It’s either Austral or Aerolíneas.

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Just made a request for the Aeroméxico/Austral Chrome livery.

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I wonder why people want this

When what we actually need is screaming at our face… literally screaming

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Nothing beats the sound of the roaring JT8D.

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JT8Ds are the best

PW1500Gs don’t even sound 🤣

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The MD-80 series was one of the most popular airliners to grace the skies. It was the workhorse for airlines like AA, TWA, and Delta for decades. It still serves with airlines like Everts Air Alaska and World Atlantic as well.

And don’t think that only US operators operated the MD-80, there are plenty of airlines that fly the MD-80. ATAirlines of Iran, Venezuela’s LASER Airlines, Aeronaves TSM, and Dana Air. Just a few of the many airlines that still operate the MD-80, and all airlines that have no representation in IF. And these same airlines (and many more) wouldn’t get any representation and continue to go unnoticed in IF if we get a plane like the A220, 737 MAX, or A320neo.

With everyone talking about wanting diversity with liveries, and wanting a narrowbody/short-haul aircraft, don’t you think it’s time to change things up, and get a retro narrowbody? Right now, IF is filled with planes with live glass cockpits, but only one has an analog cockpit (and nobody flies it because it’s not an airliner). Don’t you think it’s time to try and fly a new type of plane? One that’s retro, a narrowbody, and has rear-engines? The MD-80 could open up so many doors for new flights with new airlines that aren’t in IF at the moment, and the MD-80 is unlike any aircraft we have in IF at the moment.

It’s the perfect choice, vote MD-80.

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Andes Líneas Aéreas in Argentina also operates the MD-83.
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Another airline that has zero representation in IF and another airline that we could (and should) receive if/when the MD-80 is added.

You don’t get these airlines with the 737 MAX or A220 do you?

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I fully agree on thag statement. Andes is a commercial and charter airline, so it has a lot of great routes.

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Military is also severely underrated, but that’s another story

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#addthemd80family should become a mainstream tag in here.

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Currently no airliner in the sim can do this

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Technically we have the C-130, but it’s a turboprop, and a large majority of IF’s player base doesn’t fly it since it’s not an airliner.

Having a jet airliner that could do a powerback would be awesome!

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bruh

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I can’t read, ok?

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fair enough

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