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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 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 17403 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, 12635 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 17361 times:
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Ooh, that's a sharp looking plane!  drool 


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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12724 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 17221 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, 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 17103 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, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 17096 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 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 16820 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, 1571 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 16708 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, 2377 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 16609 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 3 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 16491 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, 6618 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15431 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 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 14018 times:

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

User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13900 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, 5608 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13679 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, 2491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12631 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, 1603 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12165 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 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11766 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, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11747 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 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10345 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, 19944 posts, RR: 59
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10282 times:

Wow, that livery looks GREAT on that plane!

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3926 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8409 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 offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5090 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7429 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 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7253 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 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6973 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 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6923 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 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 4984 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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