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Delta´s MD-11s Heading For Fedex  
User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10358 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6807 times:

The MD-11 was a meagre success as a passenger aircraft, but a big hit as a freighter. Delta apparently has finalisized a deal to sell their MD-11s to Fedex.

Sorry if that has been said before, but there is no thread on this forum about it, so I suppose not.

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User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4373 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6597 times:

Good for Delta! They will get some of the badly-needed cash from that deal! Maybe about 250million??

User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6464 times:

Excellent!. More MD-11s not in scrapyard.... hope to see them operating loong time.


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User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1490 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6433 times:
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What about Ship 802? That is the one with the fire damage that has been parked at ATL for so long. Is that a/c a part of the deal?

User currently offlineN160LH From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6408 times:

802 was not part of the deal.... 802 is being parted out and will most likely be scrapped...

N160LH



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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6397 times:

Wow...FX must be doing REAL well. Didn't they take DC-10s from AA or TW?

AA777jr


User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6375 times:

Is FedEx getting any MD-11s its hands on regardless of engine type? Do they operate both GE and PW-powered birds?


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10358 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6361 times:

Many of the very old ex-AA DC-10s aquired by Fedex won´t be converted anymore. They stopped that plan already some time ago. Why should they convert a 30 year old DC-10 when 10-15 year-old MD-11s are available a fair prices?
This deal makes me think wether these aircraft are meant as replacements for some of the older DC-10Fs Fedex still has. Some date back to 1971. They can´t be far from end.


User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6335 times:

Was ship 802 in ATL this summer in mid colors?
I saw a MD-11 from the end of terminal E.


User currently offlineDAL7001 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6257 times:

Reply 4 is correct. We thought 802 would have been part of the FedEx deal
for parts. The remaining engines were stripped last week at Delta North



KATL
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6251 times:

This would make sense, DL is not putting the MD11s back into service and FedEx can pick up some very good aircraft for a reasonable price.....the MD11 has been a good thing for FedEx and, as pointed out above, the MD10 project does not seem to be proceeding, so additional MD11s can certainly be utilized in the system.

DL can certainly use the cash.


User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1117 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6137 times:

How many aircraft are we talking about?


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User currently offlineFoxHunter From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6103 times:

Dutchjet
", the MD10 project does not seem to be proceeding,"

The MD10 program is very much alive. FedEx operates 35 as of today, has another 6 "in work" that will go into service before 30 March 05, plus another 6 that will go into revenue service before the end of 2005. There are another 11 scheduled to arrive in 2006.


User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6065 times:

Has anybody heard what is going to happen to the Delta MD11 Full Flight Simulator?


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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5958 times:

Hi guy's

I was wondering if you lot could give me some info on ship 802, thanks


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Any info on Delta would be great!


User currently onlineClipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 679 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5855 times:

The Fedex deal was for the 8 MD-11's that DL ownes. The rest are leased by DL. N803DL and N804DL fly for World. N801DL is currently the subject of negotiations with WO for a short term lease. As has been stated 802 is going to be cut up.

Ed



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User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1395 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5761 times:

Euro,

Here's a start:
  • Info on Ship 802: http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/NNumSQL.asp?NNumbertxt=802DE&cmndfind.x=10&cmndfind.y=12
  • Info on Delta: http://www.delta.com

    Regards,
    Mike



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    User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 687 posts, RR: 6
    Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5723 times:

    Is FedEx getting any MD-11s its hands on regardless of engine type? Do they operate both GE and PW-powered birds?

    why? have you got one for sale in the backyard?  Smile


    User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1490 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5650 times:
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    Thanks DAL7001....This is sad to know that 802 will not survive. I cannot believe that the repairs would exceed teh value of the aircraft. Can you give me any idea as to the number of cycles and hours. Thanks and sad day to lose a big beautiful bird like this when it is in the perfect spot to be repaired...

    User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5614 times:

    Info on Ship 802: http://162.58.35.241/acdatabase/NNumSQL.asp?NNumbertxt=802DE&cmndfind.x=10&cmndfind.y=12

    Interesting how this site seems to be under the impression that M11s are powered by TurboJet engines  Laugh out loud


    User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
    Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5467 times:

    Yes, Fed Ex is operating a fleet of MD-11s with both the GE & PW powerplants. UPS also does the same thing but with a much smaller fleet than Fed Ex. As for ship 802, she'll be salvaged for all useful spare parts before what left of her will be melted down. So with 200 MD-11s built, 194 in service & 6 hull losses. Regards.


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    User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 86
    Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5094 times:

    Thanks and sad day to lose a big beautiful bird like this when it is in the perfect spot to be repaired...

    Its not in the perfect spot to be repaired. It burned. It has a gaping hole in the fuse.

    N


    User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 591 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4953 times:
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    MidnightMike

    I know the Delta is under contract to provide MD11 training to World so I guess that they are keeping the simulator busy with outside work. Delta has been very good in recent years getting contracts to provide maintenance and training services to several companies. Among them are 767 maintenance for Royal Air Maroc, MD11 maintenance for World, and CF34 engine overhaul for regional airlines.



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    User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1907 posts, RR: 9
    Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4895 times:

    It burned. It has a gaping hole in the fuse.

    Man, these stories keep getting better and better......Keep 'em coming!




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    User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4740 times:

    Interesting how this site seems to be under the impression that M11s are powered by TurboJet engines

    LOL what do you think they are powered by? Radial recips?  Nuts

    -m

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    25 Post contains links and images Ua777222 : It burned. It has a gaping hole in the fuse. View Large View MediumPhoto © Brian Stevenson - SPOT THIS! Doesn't look too gaping to me... I THINK
    26 Dutchjet : Dutchjet ", the MD10 project does not seem to be proceeding," The MD10 program is very much alive. FedEx operates 35 as of today, has another 6 "in wo
    27 Na : Fedex officially said that many of the very old ex-AA planes won´t be converted anymore, some time ago. I assume the MD-10 conversion program covers
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