rogerroger
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MD11 Freighter Conversions

Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:36 am

does anyone know if these are in the midst of conversion to freighters. had heard lufthansa was taking them in from gecas for immediate converstion but haven't been able to confirm
 
MD11LuxuryLinr
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MD11 Freighter Conversions

Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:50 am

Are MD11s being converted to freighters?.. Yes. There are many still in passenger service and will stay there for a few years for airlines like KLM and Varig.

As far as the AZ MD11s that were going to LH.. Well, word was a week or so ago that AZ will be returning the MD11 to passenger service.. I don't know if anything has changed since I read it..
Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
 
rogerroger
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MD11 Freighter Conversions

Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:55 am

thanks,

but excuse my ignorance, what does AZ mean?
 
MD11LuxuryLinr
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MD11 Freighter Conversions

Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:58 am

AZ is the two letter identifier for Alitalia  Big grin
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VHTAE
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MD11 Freighter Conversions

Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:03 am

I thought the MD-11 all passenger types have gone to Lufthansa Cargo and the MD-11 Combi will return to Alitalia service.

VH-TAE.
 
MD11LuxuryLinr
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MD11 Freighter Conversions

Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:06 am

It could be, VHTAE. I don't know true specifics yet. I'll try to find the thread and see if there was that type of info..
Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
 
eham
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MD11 Freighter Conversions

Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:14 pm

The KLM MD-11 will be around for at least another 6-8 years, don't know if the AF/KL connection kills the MD-11 operations a few years earlier.

But if you like MD-11s AMS is a good place for you  Smile

Lots of KLM and Martinair MD-11s and also lots of classic DC-10s of NW  Smile
 
FinnWings
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RE: MD11 Freighter Conversions

Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:25 pm

But if you like MD-11s AMS is a good place for you
Lots of KLM and Martinair MD-11s and also lots of classic DC-10s of NW


Yes, AMS is the heaven of tri-holers... and in that case heaven for me as well!!!  Love Luckily my homeairport Helsinki isn't bad either...

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