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MD-11 VS DC-10  
User currently offlineEastern023 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 871 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4927 times:

What are the main differences between these two. Bisudes the winglets and different shape of wing engine.


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User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4922 times:

Glass cockpit of the MD-11, different engine no.2 nacelles (between non-40 DC-10s and the MD-11).


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User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4904 times:

How about you visit the following two pages. You'll find there many details regarding both aircraft, thus allowing you to discover how the MD-11 is different from its older brother.

Cheers.


DC-10

MD-11


User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3611 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 4857 times:

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 2):
How about you visit the following two pages. You'll find there many details regarding both aircraft, thus allowing you to discover how the MD-11 is different from its older brother.

One thing these pages don't mention is the MD-11's smaller horizontal stabilizer, designed to save fuel. Some pilots have said this makes the MD-11 a little touchy to maneuver at certain speeds.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 4825 times:

The MD-11 also had two engine options from the start (GE and PW). The DC-10 only offered the GE CF6 engine for the Series 10 (CF6-6), Series 15 (downrated CF6-50) and Series 30 (CF6-50), and Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines for the Series 40. On the MD-11, the MD-11, in any variant, was available with GE CF6-80 engines or with Pratt & Whitney PW4400 Series engines. There was also a plan to make a Rolls Royce Trent 700 powered MD-11. There was a customer for that aircraft, Air Europe, but eventually the RR model never happened.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.


User currently offlinePhatty3374 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

In addition to the glass cockpit, engine options, and winglets, the MD-11 was a little over 20 ft longer than the DC-10 allowing for 30 more passengers to be carried.

Regards,

Tom


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4520 times:

Quoting Phatty3374 (Reply 5):
glass cockpit

Before I forget, there is a conversion programme for DC-10s which gives an avionics upgrade to a Douglas EFIS flightdeck like on the MD-11 and reducing the flight crew from 3 to 2. It's called the Boeing MD-10 programme.

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So far, FX is the only airline operating these MD-10s. It gives them a great advantage, allows pilots to acquire a common type rating for both DC-10s with MD-10 conversion and MD-11s, reducing training costs. However I guess other airlines didn't go for it because of either Union issues (the reduction of the flightcrew from 3 to 2 to be exact) or because it's simply too expensive.


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7058 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

How about the MD 10 ? In how far is it different to fly than the MD 11 ? Any Fedex pilots here ?
Also why did no other Cargo carriers rebuild their Dc 10s into Md 10s ? Are the costs so high that there are no real benefits from it ?



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