ALAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (17 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 931 times:
I'm no expert on the aviation industry, but isn't the MD-11 production line closing in 2000? Apparently Boeing have decided that there is no market for the passenger MD-11.At the moment, there just finishing off the last couple of MD-11 freighters, therefore it is unlikely that any more, or any new MD-11's will be produced.
CaptPeter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (17 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 932 times:
Whoa, you must have been hibernating to not know that there will not be anymore MD-11 variants to be built. The program is set to stop in 2001 and unless any new orders come through then it will stop at that time.
AA727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (17 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 931 times:
The MD-11 production will be closed within the next two years or so. No more passengers MD-11 are produced, only the MD-11F is still in production. Only Fed Ex and Lufthansa Cargo have some on order but once all are delivered, the MD-11 production will be closed. I don't think Boeing is taking anymore MD-11 orders.
It's like if you go to a restaurant very late at nite. The waitress tells you: "Sorry we are closing". But you see people still eating. That means the restaurant is still open but the waiters don't take anymore orders. The kitchen closes once all meals ordered are prepared.
The same thing happens with the MD-11: the production line is closing once all airplanes on order are ready to be delivered to the last two customers: Fed Ex and Lufthansa Cargo.
Sad isn't it? The MD-11 will be missed.
MD11 From Pakistan, joined Oct 2004, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (17 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 966 times:
According to what I knew, Boeing has
been designing a next generation of MD11. This new generation is called
MD-12. It's a two-story aircraft (like
the 747 head)and have the maximum
capacity of 800 passengers per flight.
PAUL From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (17 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 928 times:
Current info states that the MD-11 scraping is no deffinate yet. People in the high ranks of Boeing are talking about keeping it on for a few more years and redesigning the whole aircraft to make the tail engine more like the L1011. Delta Airlines and American Airlines are among the American airlines pressuring them to do this.
Noel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (17 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 928 times:
I was watching a TV show about these super-jumbo planes, and they just won't work. The airports are just too small for the huge people-flow, not to mention handling a huge aircraft; they just can't do it right now. Also, what would happen if one of these planes crashed? 800 people disintegrated in one crash?