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Aeroflot Receives First MD-11BCF [Photo]  
User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 17477 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.

Photo: First Aeroflot MD-11BCF

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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12897 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 17435 times:
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Ooh, that's a sharp looking plane!  drool 


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12970 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 17295 times:



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 1):
Ooh, that's a sharp looking plane!

I have to agree with you on this, Steve.



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User currently offlineDALCA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2006, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 17177 times:

Where did they get the plane from?

Any info as to where the other planes will be coming from?



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User currently offlineRobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 17170 times:

The next three should come from TAM.

User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 16894 times:



Quoting DALCA (Reply 3):
Where did they get the plane from?

I remember seeing a photo of it at Helsinki. But I'm not sure if was just there for maintenance/repainting or if it was an ex Finnair aircraft?

Dave(SAAB900)


User currently offlineTeme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 16782 times:
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Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 5):
I remember seeing a photo of it at Helsinki. But I'm not sure if was just there for maintenance/repainting or if it was an ex Finnair aircraft?

It was there for maintenance  Wink
Next year some AY MD11's will be converted to freighter model and SU will operate them.


btw. AY maintenance has nice deal with to maintenance those SU birds  Smile



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User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2400 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 16683 times:



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 1):
Ooh, that's a sharp looking plane!

It is, but I would be much happier to see it with windows.



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User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 16565 times:



Quoting DALCA (Reply 3):
Where did they get the plane from?

Pretty certain this is an ex-Finnair bird.


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6642 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 15505 times:

I've been seeing VP-BDQ fly into HKG for several weeks now!! Not really brand new news despite the date of that article! First saw it on June 16th on a regular cargo run, replacing a DC10F.

User currently offlineFXMD11 From Thailand, joined Aug 2004, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 14092 times:

Simply beautiful ....this is all I can say!

User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 13974 times:

Thats a very sexy freighter!

Quoting GothamSpotter (Reply 8):
Pretty certain this is an ex-Finnair bird.

Not from Finnair, not yet.

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.


User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5854 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 13753 times:

Looks like a typical MD-11 landing: the plane flashes by followed by an enormous cloud of tire smoke.  Wink

User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 12705 times:

The winglets look a bit strange though - maybe its the light, but they appear to be a diiferent red than the tail, far too bright.


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User currently offlinePylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 12239 times:

The picture is really nice - as much as MD-11 itself.

I am wondering though when Aeroflot starts getting A330-200 to replace fleet of old 767.
Thought it would in August.

A330 will be the main long-medium workhorse until those A350 and B787 arrive - which means - for a long time.

It's a bit off topic - but doesn anybody have information?


User currently offlineStickers From South Africa, joined Sep 2007, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 11840 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.  hypnotized 


User currently offlineEYKD From Russia, joined Dec 2006, 203 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 11821 times:



Quoting Pylon101 (Reply 14):
when Aeroflot starts getting A330-200 to replace fleet of old 767

AFAIK, it will be November 2008. By the way, I don't believe A330 are going to replace B767, I'd say they come as addition to SU long-haul fleet.


User currently offlineAllpress From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10419 times:

is there any difference?
between say a normal MD11F and a MD11BCF?
i know its been converted by boeing..but
have they added anything special?



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20357 posts, RR: 59
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10356 times:

Wow, that livery looks GREAT on that plane!

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3985 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8483 times:



Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 13):
The winglets look a bit strange though - maybe its the light, but they appear to be a diiferent red than the tail, far too bright.

I think the winglets may be bright orange, similar to on SU's Airbii


User currently onlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5093 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7503 times:

The new aircraft looks very sharp in Aeroflot's livery.


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User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7327 times:

Anybody know when the first MD-11F will be delivered to ET, and where it is being converted

User currently offlineDacman From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 444 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7047 times:
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Stunning, just stunning is all I can say.

Besides Hong Kong, does anyone know what routes Aeroflot Cargo plan to operate the MD-11BCF fleet on once all are in service?

Michael
(Dacman)
LAX / LGB local



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User currently offlineMysterzip From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6997 times:

It's so puuuuurty. Aeroflot's livery looks great with tail-mounted engines.

User currently offlineYWG747 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 251 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

Now that is a nice looking plane!
Very sharp!


25 SAAB900 : Taking another look at the photo that red on the winglets looks very much like the shade of red that TAM use on their MD11's? Is that where it's come
26 A388 : Correct. I asked a question about the first MD11F for SU a long time ago after seeing that photo uploaded a few months ago. Is this that same aircraf
27 Pylon101 : Really? Probably so. Aeroflot Web-site is vague about this point. Well, eventually it would reflect the updated SU policy: to be nice to both - A & B
28 Aeroflot777 : The winglets aren't supposed to have the same red as in the Russian flag. Aeroflot's corporate colors are Orange and Blue. The winglet's reflect thos
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