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No More MD11s For China Airlines  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 385 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

They retired their last one. Which other airlines have retired theirs so far?

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User currently offlineTupolev154b2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

american and vasp have gotten rid of their md-11's

User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2402 times:

What other operators have the ex-China Airlines MD11's gone to? Are they being converted to cargo variants?

User currently offlineIvo From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

LTU and Garuda have gotted rid of them to.
Japan Airlines have sold them to UPS, but still operate them.


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Fedex N580FE ex B-18152, ex B-153

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

The weird thing is that the retirement of the MD-11 coincided with the addition of a 738 to the fleet. That is an odd replacement.

User currently offlineBluebellyA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

I hope that EVA will not follow through any time soon  Sad

User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

I think CI's livery look quite good on an MD11, too bad they are retiring them!  Sad

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User currently offlineTupolev154b2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

didn't LTU give their md-11's to parent company SR??

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1799 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

EVA air will be converting their MD-11 passengers to Feighters .

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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

Add Varig to your list.

User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4771 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Wow... that was quick. CAL didn't have them for long, did they? 8yrs? Are they another one not satisfied with the performance of the tri-jet?

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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

VASP shouldn't be on the list since they got rid of their MD-11's because they could not pay the leases anymore. So it had nothing to do with the planes.
Varig still operates it's large fleet of MD-11's and it looks as if they might keep them for a while yet even while operating the 777 (how many do they operate by now?).

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