GothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 16896 times:
Boeing has delivered Aeroflot's first MD-11 Boeing Converted Freighter to their facility at Frankfurt, Germany.
Boeing press release:
Boeing and Aeroflot Cargo Commemorate MD-11BCF Service
FRANKFURT, Germany, July 24, 2008 - The first MD-11 Boeing Converted Freighter to enter service with Aeroflot Cargo was the center of attention today at the carrier's facility at Frankfurt-Hahn airport. The airplane represents the efforts of both Boeing Capital Corp., in the structuring of the leasing arrangement, and Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, which provided engineering support and conducted the modification work at subcontractor facilities in Europe.
Aeroflot Cargo, which operates four DC-10 freighters, is leasing the three MD-11BCFs on a multi-year basis and also has committed to acquire three additional MD-11 airplanes to undergo freighter conversion with Boeing's help.
Quoting Teme82 (Reply 6): Next year some AY MD11's will be converted to freighter model and SU will operate them.
SU will get two MD-11's from AY, the first one in November 2008 and other one in July 2009. These two are the last ones in AY's ownership. All AY's seven MD-11's will be gone by the spring 2010. All will be converted to freighters I guess.
Stickers From South Africa, joined Sep 2007, 105 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11259 times:
Personally, i think it looks stunning. Although i think it would have provided a nicer flow if the flag on the tail also went over the engine. Not sure why they stopped it there. The titles could also be a little bigger but those are personal tastes and minor issues on a beautiful looking aircraft.
A funny little detail to notice is the trick the camera plays in terms of the angle and the obstruction of the far engine by the fuselage. The far engine gives the impression that it is much bigger than the near one.