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DC10 Vs MD11  
User currently offlineMegatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 350 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

I have just return after a trip to Malaysia and Indonesia. One of my flights was a Garuda Indonesia DC-10-30 flight. In the inflight magasine, I could see, that their fleet was B737, B747, A330 and DC10. No MD-11.

In 1995 I was on a Garuda MD-11 flight to Frankfurt. Can anybody please tell me why some airliners like Garuda out phase out the MD-11's, but keep on flying the much older DC10's.

Any comments ?

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User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1479 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

if I'm not wrong Garuda leased some MD-11 but had to withdraw them due to high costs of leasing, maybe after the financial crisis of 1997 in Indonesia.
DC10 are probably owned.


User currently offlineDebn From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 89 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Garuda was very unhappy with the performance of MD-11. They were returned to the lessor. But, DC-10's have been performing very well.

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