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Title Delta (Former Northwest) DC-9-50, N675MC, Ship 9880
Date 1975-2014
Collection Aircraft & Flight Simulators
Object Name Airplane, Jet
Catalog Number 2014.148.1
Description McDonnell Douglas DC-9-50 with two Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines. Ship 9880 is a complete DC-9 with everything left intact when it was installed at the Delta Flight Museum. Exterior paint scheme is Delta aircraft livery nicknamed "Onward and Upward," which introduced Delta's Red Widget Logo in 2007.

Provenance The aircraft flew with seven airlines: Austrian Airlines, MuseAir, Transtar Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Delta. Click on Media button for operator history compiled by Planespotters.net

Delta was the launch customer for the original 65-seat version of the DC-9 in 1965 as the airline replaced propeller aircraft on high-frequency, short-haul domestic routes. The twin-engine plane was removed from the Delta fleet in 1993, but larger variants reentered service following the merger; those aircraft joined Northwest after it acquired Republic Airlines in 1986. Delta has flown a total of 177 DC-9s since 1965.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Northwest Airlines
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-50
Douglas DC-9
Onward and Upward
Logo, Delta Red Widget
Subjects Aircraft
Airplanes
Credit line Delta Air Lines