Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11454 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 553 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)
CannedSpam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 546 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.