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What Happened To The MD-10?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 48
Posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4968 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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User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3761 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4910 times:
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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.

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User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1709 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4777 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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User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3176 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4539 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

User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4426 times:

MD-10Fs N370FE, N372FE and N394FE all with Aeronavali in Venice at the end of October 2003 either just converted or being converted... So the program is indeed alive and well.


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

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MD10's will be around for a while.

User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4252 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.  Crying

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