Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11049 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6782 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.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6672 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.
FoxHunter From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6524 times:
", 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.
Clipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 680 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6276 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.
N471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6071 times:
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...
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5888 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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DAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5374 times:
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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