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Who Launched The MD-11 And In What Year?  
User currently offlineQANTASBOY From Australia, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6802 times:

Who Did Launch The MD-11 And in What year?? Also, the DC-10. Thanks

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User currently offlineL1011Lover From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1064 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6787 times:

I´m not quite sure, but I think it was Finnair, either in 1990 or 1991!

Best regards,


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5553 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6775 times:

Believe UA and AA jointly launched the DC-10 in '71. I know the MD-11 was launched in '86, but not sure who was the launch customer. Know the first one was delivered to Finnair though.

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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6700 times:

Finnair was the launch customer for the MD-11 with an order for four aircraft and was also the first airline to take delivery of an MD-11 (OH-LGA, 1st revenue service on 20th December 1990, HEL-TFS).

Swissair is also counted as a launch customer and was the 2nd airline to receive an MD-11.

User currently offlineEjaymd11 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6560 times:

British Colodonion was the launch costumer of the MD-11, but the order was canceled when they merged with BA.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6517 times:

If I'm not mistaken,

the bird was launched by British Caledonian and Delta, but first flight was done by Finnair.

Delta, however, claims it was the first to fly the bird on its website... but it wasnt.  Wink/being sarcastic

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