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User currently offlineWakeVortix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

Hello All,

I'd like to know more about this mighty a/c, the MD-11. I really loved it when I saw it landing in Heathrow. Huge triple-engined bird!!!


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Is it still in production?
What are the major airlines using it? And, in what routs?
And, what about its technical specs and performance?

Thanx...


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User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

boeing stoped production of that plane a few years ago. The 777 is a much better plane, for the money.

User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1264 times:


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User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

The last three MD-11Fs were built and delivered to Lufthansa Cargo in February of this year.

User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

Biggest (passanger) airline which is using the MD-11 is Swissair with 19 aircraft in service. Routes to North and South America, Middle and Far East and Africa.
Other airlines:
China Eastern (6), China Airlines (4), Eva Air (12), Lufthansa Cargo (14), Aer LIngus (leased from World, 1), Korean Air (4), Thai (4), Saudi Arabian (4), Alitalia (8), JAL (10), American (8?), Delta (15?), Finnair (4), Gemini (3), Citybird (3, 2 leased to Sabena), KLM (6), Martinair (6), Varig (15?)
hope that helps
SR3496


User currently offlineDutchAir From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 105 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Hi there, a small correction on SR3496 his message.
KLM has 10 MD-11s in service.


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Happy spotting,
Miguel, The Hague, Netherlands



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

For more informations about MD-11, I suggest to check Boeings website as well as websites of Swissair and other operators.

BTW, by 2006 the last MD-11 will leave Swissair's fleet. They will replace it with A330-200 and A340-600. This will be good for Swissair from the economical side and a little bit sad for spotters at ZRH.

Regards
Gerardo

Impressions at ZRH



dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineWakeVortix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1210 times:


 
This is really sad. It is awsome!

What does make it a not-economical a/c?


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

Well above all fuel consumption and then of course maintenance. The tail engine is expensive to maintain.

The beginning of the end for the MD-11 started, when Singapore cancelled the already ordered MD-11 due to range shortage. The MD-11 failed to meet the expectations.

Regards - Gerardo

Impressions at ZRH



dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineErela From Finland, joined Oct 2000, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

Owns the very first MD-11 ever manufactured... Proud of it as a countryman!

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2819 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

The MD-11 failed to meet its performance specifications. Delta currently has 15 aircraft. They fly LAX-NRT and next year, they'll fly LAX-NGO and JFK-NRT. Delta also uses them on European routes like ATL-LGW and ATL-FRA. However, Delta will eventually replace them all with the 777. American used to have more MD-11s, but they are gradually being sold to FedEx.

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