Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4853 posts, RR: 20 Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2830 times:
Actually, LH is still pissed that Boeing stopped producing the MD-11. There are some rumours that LH will get some old SR MD11 and sell some A343 to the new SR (If this happens, LH will buy some A346s as replacement)
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4141 posts, RR: 38 Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2774 times:
They don´t really care about the engine commonality in this case. They would have prefered GE-powered ones, however there are non on the market thus the SR ones are the only option to get 11s now (res near future).
Konstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2675 times:
LH should have cancelled the last MD-11 after Boeing told them, they wouldn't build any more for them. LH must go after Airbus.
Boeing killed MD to have all the competition by her self with Airbus, but this is not that good. Before the MD87 and MD80's were not good enough, but know the B717 is very good - because Boeing is building it !