NightFlyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 95 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
I did the KIX-MEM flight last month and we did it in just under 13 hours. We carried around 130,000 lbs of freight and 235,000 lbs of fuel. The takeoff weight was pretty close to MTGOW and we landed at about 10,000 lbs under MLW. I hope that helps.
NightFlyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 95 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1906 times:
I honestly don't remember how much fuel we had when we landed. I do know that we arrived an hour earlier than planned due to a nice tail wind. The next time I do that flight I'll try to remember to keep a copy of the paper work to give you much more accurate numbers.
Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16215 posts, RR: 88 Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1881 times:
I'm constantly impressed by the M11's performance as a cargo hauler.
Does anyone have a payload/range chart for the MD-11?
And Dispatcher, do you dispatch for FX? I think I remember you do, but my memory ain't so good... Is 65ish tons about standard for ya'lls longhaul M11 loads? Do you pack more in on shorter flights, or is 65ish tons the magic number given FedEx's typical product?
FDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 38 Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1788 times:
The KIX-MEM run intrigues me.
I was under the impression refiling to MEM was done over the Pacific prior to landfall. But reading the FTT screen it appeared to be done relatively deep into continental US. Can you straighten me out on this? Thanks.