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MD-80 modification & upgrade programmes, Issue 39 Feb/Mar 2005

The MD-80 has no prospects for conversion to freighter, but does have a durable airframe. There are several performance enhancing modifications. There are several avionic modifications for the MD-80 and a hardened flightdeck door that are mandatory in Europe and the US, which cost about $350,000. As an alternative to these avi0nic modifications, airlines can install an EFIS flightdeck at a total cost of about $1 million.

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