Swissair McDonnell Douglas MD-81 HB-INC
Civil aviation profile prints.
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McDonnell Douglas MD-81 Swissair
Type: MD-81 (DC-9-81)
Engines: 2 × PW JT8D-217C
Serial Number: 48002
First flight: Aug 12, 1980
Swissair AG/S.A. was the national airline of Switzerland between its founding in 1931. It was formed from a merger between Balair and Ad Astra Aero (To the Stars). For most of its 71 years, Swissair was one of the major international airlines and known as the "Flying Bank" due to its financial stability, causing it to be regarded as a Swiss national symbol and icon. The airline thrived into the 1980s when it was one of the "Seven Sisters" of Western European commercial aviation. It was headquartered at Zurich Airport and in Kloten. In 1977, Swissair was the launch customer for the third DC-9 type, the DC-9-81 variant, now called the MD-80.