Singel09 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 152 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2900 times:
I was wondering, since the MD-11 basically has the old DC-10 wings with some winglets attached to it (to make it look more modern then the DC-10, I have been told) , how come Fedex has not yet attached winglets to their extensive MD-10 fleet?
MDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2874 times:
The MD-11 wing is not the DC-10 wing... despite rumors to the contrary. MD-11 winglets simply wouldn't fit. You would need to design and devlope new winglets for the MD-10 fleet. As small as that fleet is, I can't see the costs ever bring returned.