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Delta MD11's Still Around?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 7:54 am

Whats the story with DL MD11's? Still around? Till when?

RE: Delta MD11's Still Around?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 8:02 am

Yes, still around, probably till FedEx says they want to buy some more.. Probably within a year... LOL  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Just kidding. I would say 2-3 years.

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RE: Delta MD11's Still Around?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 8:04 am

Actually, DL's M11's are going to UPS. But yes, they will be around for several more years. They operate all the Asian routes: JFK-NRT, ATL-NRT, LAX-NRT, LAX-NGO.
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RE: Delta MD11's Still Around?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 8:44 am

Where does this come from??? Delta's MD-11s going to UPS? Maybe someone should tell Delta that their MD-11s have been sold to UPS! They have a phase out plan that will go from about 2007-2011, so expect see MD-11s for another 9 years.

They still have all the MD-11s that were delivered to them, all 15 are still in service. N801DE-N815DE. The MD-11 is Delta's major longest haul equipment, they outrange the 767-300, far outrange the 767-400 and are about equal to DLs 777s of which there are only 7 in the fleet and one as of yet undelivered. They arent ordering any more either so the MD-11 will remain in greater numbers. DLs MD-11s that were delivered early and didnt meet range expectations were modified up to the standard of later MD-11s that have a range of 7,400 nm. Their 763s have a range of 6500 nm and the 764s have a range of 6400 nm. 777s have a range of about 8000 nm.
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RE: Delta MD11's Still Around?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 8:54 am

I saw a DL MD-11 at ATL called "The Centennial Spirit" Athens 1896 and Atlanta 1996. It was sitting by a lot of DL 757s getting their engines stripped.
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RE: Delta MD11's- Woodsboy

Sat Aug 18, 2001 11:57 am

What do you mean the phasing out period is 9 years later?? They are starting the phasing out period in 2005-2007. No way they will be aroind that long. And I have heard that FedEx will buy most of them.
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RE: Delta MD11's Still Around?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 11:58 am

Ummm...DL has already made a deal to sell their MD-11s in 2005/2006...
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RE: Delta MD11's Still Around?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 12:24 pm

Well, rumor was that they are "earmarked" for UPS as part of their options, but they may or may not go there, as Boeing's commitment is only to provide the aircaft should UPS exercise the options, and is not committed as to where they'd come from.

I would expect the DL aircraft to be converted to freighters for someone, though! One issue with those is that DL paid extra to have theirs configured in a somewhat bizarre way (radar display, TCAS, etc), and it will take almost as much to undo that for anybody who might want to purchase them.
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RE: Delta MD11's Still Around?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 3:17 pm

Saw one today at LAX. Nice bird!

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