Flying for American, the MD-80 only wore one livery: red, white and blue with polished aluminum. (Photo: Ryan Patterson)

Disappearing into the Desert: American Sends 8 Super 80s to Roswell

As part of its efforts to fully retire its fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-80s by 2019, American Airlines has sent 8 of its Super 80s, as the airline refers to them, to Roswell International Air Center today where they will be stored indefinitely. The aircraft all flew from Dallas, where the remainder of the MD-80 fleet has been based for the past few years, to the western New Mexico boneyard late Tuesday morning. AirlineGeeks has learned the registration numbers of…