A chapter of aviation history came to a close Tuesday when the final two 717s, numbers 155 and 156, were delivered to Midwest Airlines and AirTran Airways respectively, the No. 2 and No. 1 largest customers for the twinjet, which started life as the MD-95 in 1995. The two aircraft took the total number of commercial jets (including KC-10s) built at Long Beach to 3,640. Boeing, which inherited the legacy of Long Beach through its purchase of McDonnell Douglas nine years ago, celebrated the ...

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