Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1032 posts, RR: 2 Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 915 times:
How about Delta's MD-11s. My Dad said he read that the MD-11s and MD-90s were potentially going to be phased out since the fleets were small (15 MD-11s I believe) and there arent any more being produced to bolster the fleet. Most of the MD-11s are in the new paint scheme so I thought that might bode better for their future.
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8510 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 780 times:
Since the Delta aircraft have different engines than the ex-AA ones Fed-Ex has, I doubt they'd be interested. It'd be neat if the USAF bought them and converted them to flying tanker/transports, but I think that's unlikely. They'll probably end up as freighters or as the queens of the fleet for a smaller or second-tier airline. (If you could get good prices on them, they'd probably be a sweet deal).
DeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 776 times:
The leased MD-11s and MD-90s will be outta here ASAP as too make space for the new aircraft coming in. Right now everything has been put on hold since Delta has a shortage of aircraft with the Boein strike.
Navion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1020 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 754 times:
Not only are the 3 newest MD11F's in the FedEx fleet PW powered, but FedEx has already inked the deal to buy all 19 Swissair MD11's as they come off charge. Think of that fleet by the time all of Swissair's, AA's, and FedEx's MD11's are combined. I read it will total at least 60 MD11F's!!! It will take about 2 seconds for Delta to find a buyer for it's MD11 fleet!!! Don't forget, the Delta MD11's have tremendous range (Atlanta to Tokyo nonstop!!) and actually exceed all of the original specifications set out by McDonnell Douglas.
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 724 times:
If the MD-11 is such a great aircraft why are so many airlines retiring them for 777s or A340s? If it has the range for a Tokyo to Atlanta route nonstop, why are airlines getting rid of them? Is it because of it's history of accidents like the Swissair incident in Nova Scotia?