MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Boeing changed the name of the MD-95 jetliner to the 717–200 after the company merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997.
As Boeing’s KC-135 Stratotanker tanker was named 717-100 and its commercial airliner, the 717-200, the lack of widespread use of the name 717 made it open for the MD-95 to be rebranded.
The Boeing 717-200
The Boeing 717-200 twinjet was developed specifically for the high-frequency, short-haul, 100-passenger airline market. The program was launched in 1995 with an order from AirTran Airways (FL), and the aircraft soon became known to customers for read more ⇒
Source:: “Airways Magazine”