Spanair are set to replace 11 McDonnell Douglas aircraft, with some new Airbus aircraft next year when the current contracts run out on their MD-82’s and MD-87’s
Spanair is hoping to eventually move to an entire Airbus fleet which are manufactured in France.
This news has come days after a report has been released about an aviation accident that happened one year ago involving a Spanair MD-82 at Madrid Airport where 154 people were killed out of the 174 on board. The accident was caused due to incorrect wing flap settings on takeoff.
The McDonnell Douglas M8 series have been in flight since 1980, and they were produced until 1999, costing between $41.5 and $48.5 million.