UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 48 Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4598 times:
...a while back, I saw pics of a DC-10 freighter converted to a two-person crew (MD-11 cockpit) by Boeing, marketed as the MD-10 ? What happened to this project ? Has it seen some success or has it since been killed off ?
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Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3600 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4540 times:
FedEx is the only operator of the MD10 to my knowledge. I believe the original plan was to convert most, if not all, of their DC10s to MD10s. The events of 9/11 changed all that. I wish I could say just were things stand on the project.
DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1708 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4407 times:
The MD-10 program is alive and well. FedEx's original plan was to convert their ex-UA DC-10's first (I think) and if the upgrade proved to be well, then move on to others. You see them occasionally anywhere FDX flies the DC-10/MD-11 series into.
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Pilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3153 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4169 times:
Externally, you won't see any difference. The reg numbers are different though. All of the aircraft that have reg numbers that are entirely numeric are still in the DC-10 configuration. The only way I can tell is by getting in the cockpit, seeing the "MD-10" on the nose, or in some cases, the fuel panel guages are different. Round as opposed to the rectangular ones used on the older DC-10s
N751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3882 times:
A few of the DC-10s that were FedEx or ex-UA going into FedEx were converted to MD-10s here in AF Plant 42 (PMD / KPMD), USA - California">PMD at SR Technics. It was great to see some commercial a/c especially a 3-holer. But that didn't last as SR Technics finally closed its Palmdale Plant after surviving months w/o an investor ever since SR and its parent company went under. Will surely miss seeing those DC/MD-10s fly over us.
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