", the MD10 project does not seem to be proceeding,"
The MD10 program is very much alive. FedEx operates 35 as of today, has another 6 "in work" that will go into service before 30 March 05, plus another 6 that will go into revenue service before the end of 2005. There are another 11 scheduled to arrive in 2006.
Thank you for pointing this out, I obviously made an incorrect statement above. I had read that FedEx has decided not to convert a good number of 2nd hand DC10s that it acquired from UA
(which I think its still true - I hope that I am not wrong again) and drew the incorrect conclusion that the MD10 program was not proceeding.
Anyway, FedEx acquiring the ex-DL MD11s will be a good thing for both airlines. Thanks again.