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Aeroflot Cargo First MD-11F (picture)  
User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7863 times:

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This is Aeroflot Cargo first of at least seven MD-11Fs almost ready for delivery. This is also another "new" operator for the type. It really looks beautiful with this color scheme. It was previously registered PK-GII and PP-VQF respectively.

[Edited 2007-12-27 13:03:40]

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7833 times:

Isnt that a ex AY a/c???


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User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7833 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
Isnt that a ex AY a/c???

Not yet, I've just edited my post.


User currently offlineGmD80 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7740 times:

Wow, it's a beaty! How many have they on order now? All the Finnair ones?

Are they keeping de DC-10s? Or are they replacing them with de MD-11?


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3427 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7745 times:



Quoting OceansWorld (Thread starter):
It really looks beautiful with this color scheme

I second that, looks great  thumbsup 


User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7692 times:

It's always good to see an MD-11 not in FedEx/UPS colors  cool 


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User currently offlineTeme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7670 times:
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Quoting GmD80 (Reply 3):
All the Finnair ones?

AY has agreed to sell the MD11's what they own to SU cargo. AY is doing their maintenance too so that's why it's in HEL now.  Wink



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8496 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7539 times:
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What a super looking beast, the SU colours look fantastic on her, just love it!

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User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7461 times:



Quoting GmD80 (Reply 3):
Wow, it's a beaty! How many have they on order now? All the Finnair ones?

Here you can get the details of each aircraft expected.

http://md-eleven.net/Operators-Freighter


User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1870 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7452 times:

The big beast looks very nice. But... one less MD-11pax ;-(

User currently offlineAverageUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7262 times:

Quoting Teme82 (Reply 6):
AY has agreed to sell the MD11's what they own to SU cargo

We must add that that only applies to two of them -LGD and -LGC. The rest were sold to Boeng and leased back a while ago so AY do not own more than those two.

[Edited 2007-12-27 15:44:23]

User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7214 times:

I think it is interesting that aircraft like the MD-11 and Boeing 757 which are no longer in production seem to be in demand with the world's airlines.

User currently offlineSailas From Finland, joined Jul 2007, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7150 times:

im confused, is this one oh-lgd or lgc?


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User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7105 times:



Quoting Sailas (Reply 12):
im confused, is this one oh-lgd or lgc?

As I answered earlier in the thread, this MD-11 is not a former AY aircraft. It was previously operated by Garuda, and later by Varig. In reply 8, there's a link where you can see when the AY aircraft are expected to be delivered to SU.


User currently offlineAverageUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6974 times:

For the public good and benefit a copy-paste and slight edit from the md-eleven site:


N702BC/48504 (PP-VQH), currently at Venice, due 12/07.
N774BC/48502 (PP-VQF), currently at Naples, due 12/07.
OH-LGC/48512, currently with Finnair, due 11/2008.
OH-LGD/48513, currently with Finnair, due 07/2009.
PP-VQG/48503, currently at Rio, due 2009.
PT-MSH/48755, currently with TAM, due 2009.
PT-MSI/48758, currently with TAM, due 2009.


User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2147 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6765 times:

How does the MD11F compare with the B747F? It is great that the MD11 is finding an audience as a freighter, but are they a lot more affordable than the B747F to own/operate?

User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6711 times:

They'd better send it down to Sydney - give me something other than FedEx and UPS MD11s to photograph.  Smile

Looks great in that colour scheme.  Smile


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6648 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 7):
What a super looking beast, the SU colours look fantastic on her, just love it!

 checkmark  absolutely incredible!



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8968 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6534 times:
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Quoting AF022 (Reply 15):
How does the MD11F compare with the B747F? It is great that the MD11 is finding an audience as a freighter, but are they a lot more affordable than the B747F to own/operate?

The MD11F is pretty good as a freighter!! A lot of cargo does fit in there and you can fly pretty far with it and the fuel flow of the MD11F is lower than the 744F... But the 744F still can fly further with full load...


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User currently offlineKLMD11L From New Zealand, joined Dec 2007, 123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6460 times:



Quoting Viasa (Reply 9):
The big beast looks very nice. But... one less MD-11pax ;-(

 checkmark  I hear you my friend, Thank God for KLM!!  praise 



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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2330 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6363 times:



Quoting KLMD11L (Reply 19):
Quoting Viasa (Reply 9):
The big beast looks very nice. But... one less MD-11pax ;-(

I hear you my friend, Thank God for KLM!!

You two both beat me to it. I echo your thoughts exactly.



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User currently offlineSlz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6311 times:

Not bad, apart from the tail engine I must say.

Aeroflot shouldn't have painted it all blue really, but rather put the silver colour on the front section of it with the red from the fuselage running further to the tail and more importantly, the Russian flag should have started on the engine too, not above it, just like SU does on their TU-154:


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Just my opinion though.

Looks like the DC-10/MD-11 has always been a difficult plane to paint nicely when it comes to its tail.
Strange, as the L-1011, 727 or Tu-154 don't seem to have this problem.

[Edited 2007-12-28 01:39:13]

User currently offlineTeme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6227 times:
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Quoting AverageUser (Reply 10):

We must add that that only applies to two of them -LGD and -LGC.

Yes. Those two are the only ones that AY owns and hope they get good money when they are sold to SU cargo.



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12390 posts, RR: 47
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6219 times:
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Quoting Slz396 (Reply 21):
Not bad, apart from the tail engine I must say.

Have to agree on this - the tail just looks slightly "wrong". I think it's the proportions of the DC-10/MD-11 tail (and the straight-through engine) that make it look awkward, compared to the S-intake types that you mentioned.

It still looks good, but not quite as stunning as some of SU's other types.



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6072 times:

What happened to PP-VQG, because it says on that website: Now PP-VQG has been repaired at Brasilia it will also join Aeroflot.

Tom.



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25 Airsnaps : Looks fantastic! Does anyone know which routes it will be deployed on?
26 Dvincent : What is the common thing about these planes? They use an S-intake through the tail. It's a far less complicated structure to paint than the straight
27 Kiwiandrew : and is also the reason why they were great looking a/c while the DC-10 and MD-11 were , to be charitable about it , a pair of not very attractive sis
28 OceansWorld : I believe it was repaired to be airworthy for a ferry flight to GIG. From there and following greater maintenance work, the aircraft has been flown t
29 AirbusA346 : What caused it to need repairs? Tom.
30 EYFlyer88 : Where is it that SU is planning to fly them? Just out of curiousity...
31 Post contains links and images OceansWorld : PP-VQG was involved in a landing incident at BSB where its central main landing gear collapsed and damaged the belly. That was on June 16th, 2006. Th
32 Post contains images TrijetsRMissed : Yes because the average boring twin has so much more personality. The massive tail engine is stunning. IMO, the MD-11 is the most attractive airliner
33 Post contains images Kiwiandrew : I was not comparing the ugly sisters to 'average boring twins' I was comparing them to good looking trijets such as the absolutely stunning L-1011 ,
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