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Status Of The Swiss MD11's.  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2781 times:


Hi!

I just found out on the Airliners.net photo engines that SWISS received the last A340-313X - HB-JMI. Any ideas when the MD11 will leave FOR GOOD SWISS? I will be in Switzerland in September and is it reasonable to expect to see any SWISS MD11 still flying at that time?
Regards

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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Afaik Swiss has one M11 left which does a daily ORD run till around Sep 04. Guess I will be in ORD before Autumn 04 ...


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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

There are two MD-11's left operating, HB-IWA and HB-IWE! HB-IWQ is parked at ZRH in an all white colour scheme while HB-IWI is inside the hangar without titles, undergoing post service maintenance. If you're lucky and know where to look, you're able to see up to four MD-11's (maybe even 6 if TG and JL have their flights operated by an MD-11).

As far as I've heard, the last LX MD-11 will be kept in service until the end of the summer schedule, so chances to see an MD-11 of LX in September are definitely intact! Good luck!



User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4875 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2573 times:
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So far, it looks like the last scheduled MD11 flights will be on Saturday October 30 (LX 8 ZRH-ORD and then returning as LX 9 ORD-ZRH, arriving in ZRH on Sunday October 31). I seem to recall reading somewhere that the very last M11 remaining will be the first one in the fleet (HB-IWA)

User currently offlineHB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4498 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Does anyone know the exact location/operator of all 19 ex-Swissair MD11s (HB-IWA to HB-IWU)? Some of them, and I know HB-IWM is one of them, are operating with VARIG, some of them (e.g. HB-IWG) have been stored, while a couple might even have been converted to freighter or are meant to undergo this conversion. I'm especially interested in the fate of the 4 non-original MD11s which were acquired from LTU (HB-IWR/S/T/U), with HB-IWR being the one that was impounded and stored at JNB for almost 2 years.



[Edited 2004-07-15 10:59:07]

User currently offlineNewSwissair From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 282 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

IWA-Swiss
IWB-Varig, due for frighter conversion
IWC-Martinair Freigter conversion
IWD-Varig, due for frighter conversion
IWE-Swiss
IWG-storage mojave
IWH-Mojave
IWI-wfu SR Technics
IWK-Varig
IWL-Varig
IWM-Varig
IWN-Varig
IWO-Varig
IWP-std Mojave
IWQ-wfu SR Technics
IWR-std Mojave
IWS-std Mojave
IWT-std Mojave
IWU-std Mojave



[Edited 2004-07-15 11:35:51]

[Edited 2004-07-15 11:38:27]

User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2899 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

Very interesting list, NewSwissair!

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2353 times:


Hi swiss friends.

Thanks for your information, well it looks that hopefully I'll see the end of this era. That reminds me when I left ZRH in the 16th. December 2002 to LAX and I was ready to board HB-IWM and around me I could see so many SWISS MD11's. Then when I returned in the 16th. December 2003 I could just see two of them ( I even took pictures ), HB-IWA and HB-IWE. Now when I get to ZRH in September the panorama completely changed, very nostalgic to me!
Regards


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

In April, I flew from JNB->ZRH, and a few days later, ZRH->ORD. There were only three MD-11s around at the time. I wonder what the odds are that I wound up with the same aircraft. (I did not check tail numbers.)


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User currently offlineVIAF From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 196 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

HB-IWE will be the last MD11 in service for Swiss till the end of Summer !!!

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2181 times:


Hey N328KF.

You should try really hard to get those registrations, you flew 2 SWISS MD11's and that's a unique event, please post the dates maybe our swiss enthusiasts will give you those regs, they are good on that!
The only thing I regret about my SWISS MD11 flight is the fact that my camera was out of service during my flight and I lost the oportunity to take some shots.
Regards


User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

I seem to recall reading somewhere that the very last M11 remaining will be the first one in the fleet (HB-IWA)

HB-IWE will be the last MD11 in service for Swiss till the end of Summer !!!


Who's correct now?


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