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Passenger Airlines With MD 11 In The Past  
User currently offlineThaiaggie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 230 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5175 times:

I was just looking at the other topic about how many airlines are using the great MD 11 for PAX now.

In the past MD 11 has good live in many PAX airlines. Can anyone help me colplete the list. I would love to collect the photo of these wonderful looking birds in all livery. Thanks

Finnair
Thai
Philippines
Japan Airlines
Korean Air
China Airlines
American
Alitalia
Delta
KLM
Air Namibia
Varig
Saudia
Malaysia ??
Garuda Indonesia

??? more?


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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5166 times:

Other carriers include:

Mandarin Airlines
Swissair
Swiss
TAM (Current)
World Airways (Current)
China Eastern Airlines
Eva Air
VASP
Martinair (Current, MD11F)
City Bird
VRG Linhas Aéreas

And yes Malaysia Airlines did operate the MD11

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineMarquis From Germany, joined Sep 2005, 274 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5161 times:

Add LTU to the list of former MD-11 operators.


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User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

Quoting Thaiaggie (Thread starter):
Can anyone help me colplete the list. I would love to collect the photo of these wonderful looking birds in all livery. Thanks

You can check the Wiki link, as I've done a "previous operators" list on it today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_MD-11

Cheers.


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5156 times:

Didn't KL operate the MD-11, too?


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User currently offlineThaiaggie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5156 times:

Oh yeah how could I forget EVA. I flew it on BKK-VIE flight.
Too bad 90% of those have gone to cargo.

Thanks Rob and magyarorszag

[Edited 2007-02-01 21:04:33]


Barrow, Alaska in Feb. It was Cold!
User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5126 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):
Didn't KL operate the MD-11, too?

Yes, but the thread title is: "Passenger Airlines With MD 11 In The Past".

Quoting Thaiaggie (Reply 5):
Thanks Rob and magyarorszag

You're welcome!

Cheers to all.

M T H


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5083 times:

Quoting Thaiaggie (Thread starter):
Finnair
Thai
Philippines
Japan Airlines
Korean Air
China Airlines
American
Alitalia
Delta
KLM
Air Namibia
Varig
Saudia
Malaysia ??
Garuda Indonesia

AY, KL and SV are current MD-11 operators, although in the case of SV, the only PAX MD-11s they operate are used for VIP flights only, not scheduled PAX service. Along with that, MH and PR only operated the MD-11 under a wetlease from WO, so those MD-11s would only fly on a very short basis with them.


User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5081 times:

Add Delta too.
And soon, RG.

Gastón - The MD11junkie



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User currently offlineFalcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5061 times:

USAfrica, albeit short-lived, on routes out of IAD.


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User currently offlineGaut From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 344 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5028 times:

You can also add SABENA to this list. I have flown it to YUL.

It is a very sexy aircraft....



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25848 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4964 times:

Quoting Gaut (Reply 10):
You can also add SABENA to this list. I have flown it to YUL.

The Sabena MD-11s were owned and operated by CityBird. I also flew one BRU-YUL. If not mistaken the pilots were CityBird and the flight attendants were SN. There was a decal on the aircraft mentioning that the aircraft was operated by CityBird on behalf of Sabena.


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4943 times:

I would like to add that PSA had these birds in their fleet for a short period of time for their SFO-LAX Service.

User currently offlineFalcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4939 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 12):
I would like to add that PSA had these birds in their fleet for a short period of time for their SFO-LAX Service.

PSA flew the L-1011, not the MD-11.



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User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4932 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):
There was a decal on the aircraft mentioning that the aircraft was operated by CityBird on behalf of Sabena.


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User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4921 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 12):
I would like to add that PSA had these birds in their fleet for a short period of time for their SFO-LAX Service.



Quoting Falcon flyer (Reply 13):
PSA flew the L-1011

And that was during the mid-1970s.

Cheers.


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

Thanks Falcon Flyer for the correction.

User currently offlineGaut From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 344 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4869 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):
The Sabena MD-11s were owned and operated by CityBird. I also flew one BRU-YUL. If not mistaken the pilots were CityBird and the flight attendants were SN. There was a decal on the aircraft mentioning that the aircraft was operated by CityBird on behalf of Sabena.

Hi Viscount,

I knew those MD-11 were leased but thought pilots came from SABENA. Thanks for the info...


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User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 830 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4790 times:

wasent JU sopposed to be launch customer for MD-11 in Europe???
If i remember correctly, the war just broke out in Yugoslavia, so their order was cancelled and AY became the launch customer



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User currently offlineFalcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4780 times:

Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 18):
wasent JU sopposed to be launch customer for MD-11 in Europe???

I think you're right along with Air Europe (Mk 1, UK) and Minerve. None of which actually took delivery.



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User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 743 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

Lest we forget Aer Lingus!? It may not have been their own metal, but few aircraft ever looked as good as N272WA in the Aer Lingus colours!

User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

Quoting Falcon flyer (Reply 19):
I think you're right along with Air Europe (Mk 1, UK) and Minerve. None of which actually took delivery.

Along with British Caledonian, AOM and Aerolloyd


User currently offlineColeplane From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4725 times:

I appologize in advance if I've duplicated any. Most of these were leased from WO and operated in an all white fuselage with the operators name and logo. I know a photo of the Ghana aircaft is on A.net.

Air ALM (leased from Citybird Dec 00-Mar 01)
AirAsia (leased from WO Mar-Apr 99)
Avianca (leased from WO, partial colors Dec 98-Jan 99)
El Al (leased from WO Jun-Oct 98, again in 99 and 00)
Ghana (leased from WO Oct 94-Mar 95)
TransAer (leased from WO Jul-Sep 99)



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User currently offlineColeplane From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4712 times:

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 21):
Along with British Caledonian, AOM and Aerolloyd

Others who had placed orders but were not taken up for various reasons:

Air Zaire (had 2 on order)
China Southern (MoU for 6)
JAT (had 3 on order, +2 options)
Nigeria (had 1 on order)
VIASA (had 2 on order)


Missed one:
STAR Europe (leased from Citybird Dec 96-Mar 97)



"About a nine on the tension scale there Rupe."
User currently offlineHPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4706 times:

didn't AA operate the MD-11?

Why Did AA Buy The MD-11? (by BALandorLivery Jan 31 2007 in Civil Aviation)



Why do I fly???
25 LTU932 : I believe Air Europe was also a launch customer for a proposed MD-11 with Trent 700 engines, but in the end, they never even ordered it. Yes, and the
26 Post contains images ImperialEagle : From a pax standpoint the "Mighty Dawg" is a great ride. Large windows and great A/C system (a blessing on the ground on a hot summers day!) ----plent
27 Matell : One area that isn't so great about them is the lack of individual gasper fans. The Air Con is good when it's up and running and the cabin is at temp,
28 Post contains images ImperialEagle : Good to hear of your experiences. I'm thinking there might have been a problem with one of the air packs or maybe the carrier is just trying to econo
29 Post contains images TrijetsRMissed : Nice to see a few MD-11 threads pop up lately between this forum and tech/ops. To add, SAS Dragonair UTA Aero Lloyd ZAS Air Europe BA BCal Well said.
30 Post contains images Matell : It's possible, and it was the same aircraft (OH-LGF) for both the trip to Helsinki and back. I'm not doubting you though as when they closed the door
31 Magyarorszag : Yes. Minerve did order 3 + 1. B. Cal had an order for 3 + 6. AOM had 5 in order. For Aero Lloyd, see lower. JAT finally had 4 + 1 (YU-AME/F/G/H) VIAS
32 Magyarorszag : Above I said that SK, Dragoanir and UTA have never ordered the MD-11, but I was wrong and TrijetsRMissed was indeed right in mentionning these airline
33 Post contains links and images EI321 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Gregg Stansbery
34 Post contains images ImperialEagle : Back in the late '70's many different carriers had been forced into competeing with Air Florida. It was crazy man! There were all kinds of different
35 Post contains images TrijetsRMissed : Like UA, BA was in favor of the 777 from the beginning. Told ya. I believe these were all cancelled by 1988.
36 Post contains links and images MAS777 : Malaysia Airlines at the time held a stake in WO - so in some ways did part own these MD11s and actually flew with MH for quite some time (roughly 19
37 Post contains images Magyarorszag : Yeah, I know! It's just that I hadn't read all "my papers" about it since years, so I lost it from sight... Indeed. Cheers
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