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User currently offlineIFLYDELTAJETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

I've seen pictures on Airliners.net of the flight deck of a FedEx MD-10. I'm assuming that FedEx is converting some of its existing DC-10s to the MD-10 standard. My question is how many aircraft will be retrofitted and when the first will enter revenue service for FedEx? The picture captions indicated that the aircraft were in the testing stage at the time of the recent photos.

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User currently offlineLoadFactor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (16 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

I believe that FedEx is planning to convert all DC-10 to the new MD-10 configuration. It saves money having crew members that can fly both the 10 and 11 and removes the need for the third fight deck member.

The cockpit modification will allow the cockpits to be the "same" for both aircraft thus new displays and software had to be developed by Honeywell since the DC-10 is an analog aircraft while the MD-11 is digital....Or so I am told (father works on conversion program for FedEx). The first flight tests of the cockpit conversion took place several months ago and I don't believe FedEx has begun the full process on converting the 10s yet. They are, however, in the process of converting the 10s and 11s purchased from UA and AA into cargo aircraft. I believe this is taking place in Tuscon and Mobile and I am not sure if the line is still open in Goodyear (Phoenix).

As far as when the new cockpit enters into full service, I am not sure. I'll see if I can find out though and post back here.

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