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.