Boeing 717 is the latest development of the Douglas DC-9/McDonnell Douglas
MD-80/MD-90 series of aircraft.
McDonnell Douglas planned the MD-95 as a follow on
to it's MD-90; however, Boeing purchased McDonnell Douglas in 1997
and redesignated the planned aircraft as the 717. The first 717 flew
The 156th and last 717 was rolled
out of the former Douglas production site at Long Beach, California
on 20 Apr 06. This aircraft also marked the end of commercial
aircraft manufacturing on the site.