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User currently offlineAdrian2712 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 915 times:

I need some explanation: what is the MD 10? Why is it ranked as a Boeing and not a Mc Donnell Douglas? What are the differences with the DC 10 and the MD 11?

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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 14138 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (16 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 873 times:

I don't know about the MD 10 part. I've seen that on the Boeing web site where it lists deliveries. That may have been renamed after the take-over. The biggest difference between a DC10 and an MD11 are the winglets. I think the MD11 is also a bit larger that the DC10-40, and has a greater range. (Please correct me if I'm wrong)

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User currently offlineDLMD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 869 times:

The MD-10 is a DC-10 Freighter with an MD-11's two-man cockpit.

The reason it's a Boeing plane and not an MDC plane is because MDC no longer exists - it was absorbed into Boeing in 1996.

The MD-11 is 26' longer than a DC-10 and has a lot more range. The MD-11 is similar to the DC-10 only by basic shape. Inside, it's a very very different airplane.

Hope this clears up some of the confusion.


User currently offlineCannedSpam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 866 times:

As the previous posts have indicated, A MD-10 is a freighter version of the DC-10 that has a two man cockpit in place. But, it is not just putting a MD-11's cockpit into a DC-10! The cockpit's software and all it's displays are all brand new. A DC-10 is an analog aircraft while the MD-11 is digital. To produce commonality between the two, Honeywell designed and programed the new flight deck to be installed on the MD-10. FedEx is in the process of getting everything approved and installed. The first flight tests took place several months ago and FedEx has a modification line in Mobile, Alabama to make the flight deck changes. Freighter conversions are also being done in TUS and MOB as well.

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2201 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (16 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 865 times:

Since Boeing is carrying out the project, it's known as the Boeing MD-10.

The DC-10 to MD-10 conversion project was brought into being by FedEx. They want their DC-10 freighters to have the MD-11 cockpit so they don't have to train their pilots on two different types.

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