DC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3604 times:
Hey how's it going? I'm new here and I work on an airport ground crew for the summer, love it, and have absorbed a lot pertaining to the field of aviation. Can anyone answer this question?
What's the interior cabin width of the DC-10 and L-1011? I know they both seat 10 abreast like the 777 and the 777's interior cabin width is 19' 3" I believe, but what are the dimensions of these old heavies?
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3545 times:
Well, let me offer you this POV.
The L1011 and MD-11 actually see 9 abrest in most coach class configurations (2X5X2). However, it certainly is possible to seat 10 abrest on the L1011, and carriers such as ATA do offer a 3X4X3 configuration in coach when the fuselage is at its full width. Personally, I'm not aware of any carriers using a 10 abrest configurtation on the narrow DC-10, although I can't say that it doesn't exist.
Mikeymike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3524 times:
The MD-11 and DC-10 are the same width, but I would assume that the carriers who fly the MD-11 just don't configure the interior in a 10 abreast configuration. There is no specific reason why they can't however.