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MD-10 And Winglets  
User currently offlineSingel09 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 155 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 3662 times:
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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?

Just a thought


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17661 posts, RR: 65
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

Probably because it would cost more to certify than it's worth. Also, the wings would probably need reinforcement.

Then again, here's a DC-10 with winglets for ya:

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 3636 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.

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