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What With Alitalia's MD-11s  
User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Y'all know how much I luv the MD-11  Smile/happy/getting dizzy so can you tell me what's the current status of Alitalia's fleet? Are they already retired and where are the planes headed? Has a buyer been found yet? Aaah...the MD-11  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Love

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User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1383 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

Ciao,
Alitalia is currently flying only the three all pax examples.
The 5 Combi aircrafts are currently stored at different location.
I have personally seen 4 on them at FCO in the technical area,
I know that the 5th one is stored in Naples.
The 3 all pax will be phased out later this year as new B777s and B767s will enter service and will be converted into full frieghter at Venice Officine Aeronavali on behalf of Lufthansa who has acquired them.

Alitalia will keep at least 3 Combi and convert them into freighters too.
Still unclear the fate of the other 2 Combis

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

I flew out of FCO today and saw three AZ MD11's parked in the technical area. One had the Alitalia "A" removed from the tail section.



User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2236 times:
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I thought all of Alitalia's MD-11's were being converted to freighters. It would be interesting to see an MD-11F with two cargo doors!

User currently offlineEham From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

Rumours say Martinair Holland is adding a 'new' MD-11F to its cargo fleet, maybe this is an ex-Alitalia machine?

Anyone any info about this?


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

Duke, what do you mean, "Aaah...the MD-11"? Surely it should be "Aaaaaargh! Get out of the way! It's coming off the runway towards us, upside down! It must be an MD-11!"


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User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Hmm. Yep, I get you. The MD-11  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ... you either love 'em or hate 'em...

User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4748 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

AZ currently has no M11's in pax service. Three combi aircraft are marked for freighter conversion, to be undertaken in Italy (Florence?) with supervision from Boeing .

=G



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